Areas of Practice
Mr. Cheng’s primary practice mainly focuses on foreign-related litigation or arbitration, the disposal of packaged non-performing loans (“NPLs”), and commercial dispute resolution for corporations.
Mr. Cheng has 10-year experience in the area of international financing dispute resolution. He has represented a wide range of clients in numerous domestic or international litigations, arbitrations and negotiations, including: Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and its affiliated branches, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and its affiliated branches, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (“HSBC”) and its affiliated branches in China, Nanyang Commercial Bank, Limited ("NCB") and its affiliated branches in China, the Shenzhen branch of KBC Bank N.V., Bank of China Group Investment Limited (“BOCGI”), Haitong Securities Co., Ltd. and the Shenzhen branch of China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (“SINOSURE”).
Mr. Cheng also expertizes in projects disposing of NPLs. He has advised on and acted for various clients in disposal of NPLs, including: representing Guangdong Financial Investment Holding Ltd. (“GFIH”) in its purchase and disposal of NPL transferred from China Guangfa Bank (CGB); acting for Citigroup’s subsidiary, Umbrella Assets Management Company Limited in connection with its project bidding of NPLs sold by the Dalian, Tianjin and Nanjing offices of China Orient Asset Management Corporation (“COAMC”); advising on the project of establishing a joint venture in China using NPL as registered capital by Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank, Goodmorning Shinhan Securities and DAC Financial Management (China) Limited with COAMC; assisting AIG with its purchasing of debt assets in China.
Mr. Cheng has extensive professional experience in corporate and commercial dispute resolution. His clients include multinationals such as General Electric Lighting, Samsung, Noble Group Limited, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Du Pont China Holding Co. Ltd.; mass state-owned enterprises (“SOE”) such as Shenzhen Airlines Co., Ltd, Guangdong Trust & Real Estate Development Corporation, GDH Limited; and mass private-owned enterprises such as Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd.
Mr Cheng is now an arbitrator of Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA, also known as ‘Shenzhen Arbitration Commission’ and ‘South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission’). Cheng Ke was also a freelance financial correspondent at the Financial News and co-authored/co-edited Legal Practice in High-tech Transactions (1999) among other publications.
Mr. Cheng joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000, prior to which he practiced at Huabang Law Firm in Shenzhen.
He graduated from the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law with an LL.B. and passed the PRC Bar in 2000.