Tian Wenjing


Areas of practice

Ms. Tian Wenjing specializes in international projects, cross-border investment, technology import and export, bidding and tendering, international trade and dispute resolution.

In the area of overseas engineering projects, Ms. Tian provided legal services such as risk assessment, transaction structure design, contract drafting, review, revision and negotiations for many projects, including Bangladesh PV power plant project, Pakistan PV power plant project, Pakistan DC transmission project, Pakistan Wind Power Project, Montenegro Wind Power Project, Vietnam Power Plant Project, Malaysia coal-fired power plant project, Indonesia Adipala coal-fired power plant project, Indonesia Suralaya coal-fired power plant project, Mozambique coal and electricity joint venture project, Pakistan hydro power project, Russian hydropower project, Turkey nuclear power project, the Mexican apartment building project, Suriname security housing projects, Tajikistan power transmission line project, Southeast Asia cross-border railway project, Bolivian railway project, Burma LPG project, Pakistan LUCKY cement plant project, Jamaica phase III water supply system reconstruction and expansion project, Russia hotel project contracting projects, an SOE’s establishment of an Russian subsidiary, Thailand fluidized bed export project, Pakistan locomotive export project, and Iranian agricultural project, Russian agricultural project, etc. Ms. Tian is familiar with various business models of international construction, the FIDIC contracts and the standard purchasing bidding documents of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Japanese JBIC. Ms. Tian has rich experience in drafting engineering project contracts and equipment import and export contracts. 

Ms. Tian has extensive experience in dispute resolution related to international projects and international trade. She represented Chinese companies in many contractual and project claims as well as cross-border commercial arbitration in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. In particular, she advised an SOE on dozens of disputes in its Southeast Asian crude oil terminal project involving US$350 million. She also represented an SOE in its two cross-border arbitration cases in the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.  In an arbitration regarding a technology licensing agreement dispute worth US$85 million at the Swedish Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, she successfully made the second respondent released from liability.

Ms. Tian also advised the State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation in the transaction of introducing the third generation nuclear technology (AP1000) to China and the PRC Ministry of Railway on its negotiations on the high-speed railway technology introduction project. As the project manager and main writer, Ms. Tian organized and edited "Guide to International Technology Transfer", a book sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, which has been widely used by the authorities and enterprises that are engaged in the international technology trade.

In 2015 and 2016, Ms. Tian was ranked as highly recommended lawyer for her strong legal performance and positive client feedback in the practice areas of Corporate and M&A and Dispute resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, one of the world’s most authoritative legal directories. She was named a noted practitioner in Projects & Infrastructure by Chambers Asia Pacific. The Hai Duong BOT power plant project, on which Ms. Tian advised, won the Energy & Natural Resources Deal of the Year awarded by China Law & Practice in 2016.

Work experience

Ms. Tian joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2010. Prior to that, she served for many years as manager of Litigation and Arbitration Department, Manager of Consulting Service Section, overseas representative for Russian and Eastern European Projects, Project Manager and other roles at a well-known national SOE which was on the list of ENR international engineering contractors. She has accumulated a wealth of experience in international construction and trade and is experienced in contract drafting and negotiation, and dispute resolution.

She graduated from the Normal University of Central China, where she obtained a B.A. degree in Russian. She received her Juris Master from Peking University. She was admitted as Chinese lawyer in 2000.

She is proficient in Chinese, English and Russian.


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