Ariel Ye


Areas of practice

Ariel Ye has more than 30 years of experience in the resolution of cross-border business disputes. She specialises in assisting clients to resolve complex business disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods including international arbitration. As a senior dispute resolution partner at King & Wood Mallesons, she is a widely recognised leading expert in cross-border dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region.

Ms. Ye is one of the few most respected Chinese lawyers in international arbitration. She is currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA),former member of the Board of ICCA, a fomer court member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and a former court member of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). She currently serves as a member of the SIAC Board of Directors.

She has represented Chinese and foreign clients in arbitration proceedings before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and other domestic arbitration institutions. She has also represented Chinese clients in international arbitration proceedings before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), SIAC and other international arbitration institutions.

Ms. Ye is also listed on the panel of arbitrators of AAA, CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC and Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration etc..

Ms. Ye has been frequently recognised as a leading lawyer in international arbitration by prestigious legal directories including Chambers Asia Pacific and Asian Legal Business (ALB). 

Work Experience

Ms. Ye joined King & Wood Mallesons as a partner in 2004. Prior to that, she was a senior consultant in at an international law firm where she worked for nine years, and was a partner at two Beijing law firms for six years.

Ms. Ye received a LL.B. from the Law School of Peking University, a LL.M. from the Law School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She was admitted to practice law in the PRC in 1991 and passed New York Bar examination in 1999.

Ms. Yes working languages are Chinese and English.


Legal insights

We contributed to the third edition of GAR's The Guide to M&A Arbitration.

19 February 2021

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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