Eric Li is an associate in the International Arbitration practice.
He has advised clients in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, ICSID as well as in ad hoc proceedings. He has also advised clients in litigation before Chinese courts.
Eric Li’s industrial experience includes construction, infrastructure, engineering, joint ventures, real estate, investment funds, energy etc.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Eric Li worked at a prominent Chinese law firm.
International arbitrations on which Eric Li has worked include the representation of:
- Ukraine, Respondent in an SCC arbitration in Stockholm brought by VEB.RF. The dispute relates to sanctions and other measures allegedly targeting Russian banks in Ukraine after 2014. The claims are brought under the 1998 Ukraine-Russia bilateral investment treaty.
- The People’s Republic of China in an ICSID arbitration brought by Hela Schwarz GmbH (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/19). The claims are brought under the China-Germany bilateral investment treaty.
- A Pakistani Independent Power Producer (IPP) in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against a Pakistani State-owned entity. The dispute arises from Power Purchase Agreements and is governed by English law.
- The subsidiary of an Asian State-owned company in the energy sector, Respondent in two parallel ICC arbitrations in Singapore initiated by its Asian co-shareholder and its parent company. The dispute arose from two agreements relating to the development of an oil storage facility and related port facilities in Asia. English law and the law of the Claimants’ State applied.
- The Australian subsidiary of a Chinese company, Claimant in a CIETAC arbitration in Beijing against an Australian company. The dispute concerned the supply of complex mining equipment. Chinese law applied.
- People’s Republic of China