Ariel Ye


Areas of practice

Ariel Ye has more than 25 years of experiences in cross border commercial dispute resolution. As a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons’ Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Ms. Ye has long been recognized as a leading expert in PRC-related dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region.

Ms. Ye focuses on international arbitration, China related compliance work and cross-border dispute resolution.

She is currently one of the few most respected Chinese lawyers in the field of international arbitration. Currently Ms. Ye is a member of the Court of SIAC and  chair of the One Belt One Road Subcommittee of IBA under Asia Pacific Forum.

Ms. Ye has represented domestic and foreign clients at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); and Chinese clients before Stockholm Commercial Arbitration Board (SCC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), American Arbitration Association International Center for Dispute Resolution (AAA); International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration (ICC) etc.

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Ms. Ye is also listed on the panel of arbitrators of AAA, CIETAC, HKIAC and SIAC.

She has been frequently recognized as a leading lawyer by prestigious legal publications including Chambers China and Asian Legal Business. In 2012, Ms. Ye was ranked as one of the "Top 15 Women Lawyers in China" and one of the "Top 75 Lawyers of Client Choice" in the Asia Pacific by ALB. Recently she was selected as one of the outstanding commercial litigation lawyers for 2013 edition of the “International Who’s Who Legal of Business Lawyer”. 

Work experience

Ms. Ye joined King & Wood Mallesons as a partner in 2004. Prior to this, Ms. Ye was a consultant and worked for an international law firm for 9 years, and was a lawyer and a partner in two other Beijing law firms for 6 years.

Ms. Ye received her LL.B. from the Law School of Peking University and a master’s degree from the Law School of China Academy of Social Sciences as well as a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. She was admitted in the PRC and New York State in 1988 and 1999 respectively.

Ms. Ye's working languages are Chinese and English.


Legal insights

There are pro-active steps Chinese investors can take to protect their foreign investments from social unrest and political risks. 

01 September 2013

Article 7.5 of PRC Arbitration Law is unwarranted and serves possible challenges to the enforcement of arbitral awards.

03 July 2013

Although most jurisdictions will refuse enforcement of an award that has been set aside in another country, this is not the universal position.

01 May 2013

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