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CAO, Yanghui Partner

Practice Area

Professional Experience

Mr. Cao joined JunHe in 2018 and is based in our Guangzhou office. Before joining JunHe, Mr. Cao was the managing partner at an outstanding PRC law firm’s branch office. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked in shipping enterprise.

Mr. Cao specializes in dispute resolution. Within his litigation and arbitration practice, he has extensive experience in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. He is skilled in international trade, shipping and logistics, maritime matters, insurance and financing, ship building, as well as sales and purchase. His activity covers also Free Trade Zones, finance leasing and blockchains, often in a cross-border context and involving various industries. He also acts as an arbitrator.

Mr. Cao provides customized, pragmatic opinions and solutions to his clients in a professional, efficient manner. His professional service is highly recommended by his clients.


Mr. Cao obtained his master’s degree in International Economic Law from the School of Law at the Shanghai Maritime University in 2001. From June 2005 to June 2006, he participated in the Lord Chancellor’s Training Scheme for Young Chinese Lawyers, organized by the PRC Department of Justice. During that time, he studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and worked at Linklaters (London), Quadrant Chambers (London) and Ince & Co (Hong Kong).

Professional Associations

Mr. Cao was qualified to practice law in 2001, and currently holds the following titles: Delegate of the 11th Bar Association of Guangdong Province, Director of the Professional Committee of Legal Business of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Free Trade Zone of the 9th Bar Association of Guangzhou Municipality. He is also the Deputy Director of the 2nd Lawyers Working Committee of the Nansha District of Guangzhou Municipality, arbitrator of the Guangzhou Arbitration Committee, arbitrator of the Nansha International Arbitration Centre, and a member of the Shipping Experts Database.

Language Skills

English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese)

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.