Areas of practice
Mr. Lei Jiping’s practice areas include civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and compliance review and strategic planning relating to financial leasing, corporate law, trusts, security, commercial paper, internet finance and trade.
Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons, Mr. Lei had worked as a senior and presiding judge at the Civil Courtroom No. 2 of a national judicial authority. Experienced in unraveling civil and commercial disputes, he has tried over 200 major civil and commercial cases, and has won numerous awards from the Supreme People’s Court. His achievements were reported by the People’s Daily and the Legal Daily for many times.
Mr. Lei was one of the judges who authored judicial interpretations of a national judicial authority on financial leasing, company law (judicial interpretation I-IV), security interests, sale and purchase contracts, civil liabilities in the securities market, and interest calculation standards in civil cases. He also participated in the drafting of the Securities Law, Trust Law, and Features Law, and the design of the regimes for registration of the pledge of account receivables, credit reporting, and settlement of financial derivative transactions.
Mr. Lei has published over 20 articles in the People’s Judicature, Journal of Law Application, People’s Court Daily, and Guidance and Reference to Commercial Trial. His book, entitled External Resources on Contract Interpretation, and published in 2008 by China Legal Publishing House, is a good example of combining judicial theory with judicial practice.
Mr. Lei joined King & Wood Mallesons in October 2014. Prior to that, he had worked at a national judicial authority for over 20 years.
Mr. Lei obtained his PhD in Civil and Commercial Law from Peking University, and LL.M from University College London and China University of Political Science. He was the visiting scholar from Duke University. He was admitted to the Chinese bar in 1994, and is now a KWM partner.