Wilson is a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm based in the firm’s Beijing headquarters. He received his LL.B. degree from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing and an LL. M. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in the United States.
Prior to joining Zhong Lun as a partner, Wilson worked in prestigious PRC and American law firms as senior associate for a number of years. He is fluent in using English as a working language and conducting hearings in English. His practice focus includes arbitration and commercial litigation (in particular, resolution of foreign-related/overseas disputes and banking/financing disputes). Wilson is an arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC, also listed as HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators for Financial Services Disputes, i.e., the FSD Panel), the International Dispute Resolution Center of American Arbitration Association (ICDR of AAA), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration/South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Harbin Arbitration Commission, Chongqing Arbitration Commission, Langfang Arbitration Commission, etc. Wilson is the founder of China Forum of Financial and Investment Disputes (CFFID). He is also the Founding Member and Country Convener of ARIAS, a non-profit organisation that promotes improvement of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration and mediations process for the international and domestic markets. He has been recommended in the dispute resolution area by both Chambers Global and Chambers Asia as “Leaders in Their Field” and by Chambers Asia with high ranking for consecutive years. He has also been rated by the Legal Media Group of EuroMoney as the Benchmark Asia-Pacific Local Dispute Star, and by Acquisition International as the Best in Financial Service Disputes – China.
Wilson has been representing arbitration cases before prominent institutions, in Ad Hoc arbitration, as well as treaty-based investment arbitration.
Except for arbitration cases, Wilson has been active representing clients to litigate, take interim measures and initiate special procedures on various levels of the People’s Court, from the municipal/district court to the Supreme Court of China. In addition to civil proceedings, Wilson also represents his clients to launch criminal proceedings when necessary. Based on his extensive experiences, Wilson has proposed his new ideologies of dispute resolution namely “Arbitration Plus”, i.e., to have arbitration as the basis while taking advantages of other remedies and to apply various resolution methods to resolve disputes systematically and efficiently.
Wilson’s dispute resolution practice has features in the field of banking, finance, asset management, trust, insurance and bond default. Besides, he has been representing clients in cases related to domestic and overseas investments, “OBOR/BRI” and in the industries of oil and gas, energy, steel and iron, food and beverage, shipping and shipment, tele-communication, chemicals, machinery, trade, construction and etc. His clients include domestic state-owned enterprises, private enterprises, FIEs and MNCs. He also has highlighted examples of recognising and enforcing foreign arbitration award in the mainland of China.