Gao Feng

高峰

Areas of practice

Mr. Gao specializes in cross-border dispute resolution, domestic and foreign litigation and arbitration, as well as the purchase and disposition of Non-Performing Loan (NPLs).

Mr. Gao has extensive practical experiences in handling cases of international commercial and civil litigation/arbitration. He has represented many well-known domestic and international companies at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), Shenzhen Arbitration Commission and other arbitration institutions. Cases that Mr. Gao has dealt with include international commercial loans, foreign debts and securities, construction, negotiable instruments, letters of credit, bills of lading, international trade, foreign investment and corporate equity related disputes. In addition, Mr. Gao has handled hundreds of commercial litigation cases before the PRC courts at all levels.

Mr. Gao has represented domestic financial institutions in many financial and insurance cases; he has also represented various foreign financial institutions in their financial disputes in China regarding loan contracts, security contracts, project finance contracts, letters of credit, financial leasing contracts, negotiable instruments and settlements, etc.

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In recent years, Mr. Gao has handled a number of cross-border disputes related to financial derivative transactions, including representing large-scale international commercial banks and well-known Chinese state-owned enterprises in relation to financial derivative product disputes. 

In the area of foreign direct investment, Mr. Gao has acted as legal advisor to a large number of foreign-invested companies, and has advised on many foreign companies' investments in China. He has handled disputes related to corporate establishment, capital investments, operations, and dissolutions.

Furthermore, Mr. Gao regularly represents Chinese and foreign financial institutions and asset management companies in the acquisitions and management of large-scale NPLs, conducts due diligence reviews and the disposition of NPLs. He has helped banks and financial institutions to recover hundreds of millions RMB worth of loans and has gained extensive experience in this area. 

Mr. Gao has been ranked as one of the Leading Individuals in the field of dispute resolution in China by Legal 500 for many times. 

Mr. Gao has been named to 2018 China TOP 15 Litigators by Asian Legal Business (ALB) for his excellent performance and wide recognition by clients.

Work experience

Mr. Gao currently acts as an arbitrator appointed by the CIETAC and mediation expert at CIETAC South China Mediation Center. He is also a member of All China Lawyers Association, and Shenzhen Lawyers Association. 

Mr. Gao joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2001. Mr. Gao obtained his LL.B. and LL.M. from Jilin University. He was admitted as a PRC lawyer in 1993. Before Mr. Gao joined King & Wood Mallesons, he was a founding partner of Guangdong Huabang Century Law Firm. 

Mr. Gao's working languages are Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and English.

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