Kitty Zheng is an associate in the International Arbitration practice.
She acts as counsel in commercial disputes conducted under the auspices of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Her experience includes disputes related to energy, construction, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and investment funds.
Before joining our firm, Kitty worked in the Corporate practices of a major law firm. She was also an assistant at the UN International Law Commission.
International arbitrations on which Kitty Zheng has worked include the representation of:
- An Asian State-owned entity and its joint venture partners in a dispute with a Middle Eastern State-owned entity. The dispute arises from an EPC contract for the construction of a large petrochemical project.
- 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 Chinese company, Claimant in a HKIAC arbitration against a Korean company. The dispute arose from the acquisition of shares in a global telecommunications company. New York law applied.
- 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.
- A private equity fund and its founder in ICC and HKIAC arbitrations initiated by the fund’s alleged general partner and an alleged investor in the fund, as well as in related domestic court proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. The arbitrations each concerned ownership of various entities in the fund structure. Hong Kong and Cayman Islands law applied.
New York University School of Law