Guan Feng (James)


Shanghai, China

Areas of practice

Guan Feng's main area of practice covers cross-border litigation and arbitration, especially cases pertaining to finance, asset management, equity, insurance, product liability and commercial contracts.

Mr. Guan has extensive expertise and experience in banking, asset management and futures dispute resolution. In addition to traditional finance and collateral matters, he regularly represents foreign banks, securities companies and multinational companies in financial derivatives, futures and stock option transactions and in disputes involving letter of credit and independent guarantee frauds and suspension of payment in international trading. He also assists financial institutions, including banks, securities companies, trusts, funds, futures companies, in asset management disputes which cover the protection and recourse of investment, the legal effect of the structuring of asset management products and the scope of rights and obligations of the parties involved in asset management activities, including the manager and custodian of a product.

Mr. Guan acts on behalf of clients in equity disputes, including ascertainment of the legal effect of equity transfer, the triggers of a buy-back clause and disputes arising out of the duty of care.

In the area of insurance and product liability, he advises well-known international insurance companies on complex legal matters, including the validity of insurance policies and hidden legal risk, insurance claim settlement negotiations, legal opinions on insurance disputes, and reinsurance. He has participated in a number of high-profile matters, some of which have had implications for insurance legislation and business practices.

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Work experience

Feng Guan joined King & Wood Mallesons' Shanghai office in 2001 and is a partner of the firm.  

Mr. Guan graduated from Northwestern University Law School with a LL.M.  He attained his LL.B. from Fudan University Law School and a B.A. from Central Southern University of Foreign Languages and Trade.  He qualified as a PRC lawyer in 1996 and passed the New York State Bar in 2003. He is a registered PRC lawyer and New York State attorney.

Mr. Guan is an arbitrator of both China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

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