Mr. Di is based in our Shanghai office and focuses on dispute resolution including civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, competition law and compliance.
He has a wealth of experience in representing clients in complex cases at arbitration institutions such as CIETAC and SHIAC (including arbitration proceedings conducted in English). He has also represented clients before various PRC courts at all levels, including disputes concerning construction projects, corporate control, intellectual property, international trade, bat-on agreements and security fraud. Mr. Di is particularly skilled at solving disputes within limited timeframes so as to safeguard his clients’ commercial interests. He has an in-depth understanding of business transactions and leverages various legal measures from the civil, criminal and administrative perspective.
Mr. Di has also accumulated extensive experience in cross-border enforcement, representing clients in applying for recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and foreign court judgments, including awards and judgments rendered in Spain, France, the US and Singapore. He is experienced in providing expert legal opinion on PRC legal issues for clients in overseas court proceedings such as cases before the High Court of New Zealand and the High Court of Hong Kong.In addition, Mr. Di advises a host of multinational companies in their daily operations in China, including providing legal advice regarding advertising, food safety, anti-unfair competition and legal compliance, and assisting clients to cope with relevant administrative investigations.
Mr. Di is the contributor to the exclusive China chapter of Global Legal Insights to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2019 (see https://www.globallegalinsights.com/practice-areas/litigation-and-dispute-resolution-laws-and-regulations/china).
From September 2018 to April 2019, Mr. Di worked as a visiting attorney in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York office), during which time he was involved in several US civil litigation and administrative investigation cases concerning various Chinese companies.
In 2018 Mr. Di was ranked as one of the Recommended Lawyers and a New Generation Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution sector in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.