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Belt and Road Commission

ICC created the Belt and Road Commission to focus on the dispute resolution needs of the full Belt and Road spectrum, particularly in China.

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With a deep understanding of how to resolve disputes arising along the Belt and Road, the commission will focus on significant commercial interests, especially Chinese parties, engaged in investment and trade along the Belt and Road. The commission aims to raise awareness and build on ICC’s reputation as a globally trusted dispute resolution provider to become the trusted “go-to” dispute resolution service provider for Belt and Road disputes.

To ensure the needs of the commercial community are met, half of the commission members are general counsel or in-house counsel. The commission covers the essential industries engaged in Belt and Road investment, including Auto, Agricultural, Aviation, Construction, Chemical, Heavy Equipment, Infrastructure, Investment Bank, Transportation, Petroleum, Gas and Services. Members are from state-owned enterprises, private enterprises, multinational enterprises, academia, and include renowned arbitration practitioners from leading law firms.


Commission ChairTengqun YU
Vice President and General Counsel, China Railway Group Limited
Commission Vice-ChairsNing FEI
Managing Partner, Hui Zhong Law Firm
General Counsel, Hilong Group of Companies
Yangyang (William) ZHANG
General Counsel, Ford Motor (China) Ltd
CommissionersJustin D’ AGOSTINO
ICC Executive Board Member; Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Chiann BAO
Vice-President, ICC Court; Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers
Yong (Cathy) LIU
Member, ICC Court; General Counsel, Cofco International
Vice-President, ICC Court; Independent Arbitrator, Duxton Hill Chambers
Sherlin TUNG
Partner, Withersworldwide
Commission Secretary Zhijin (Donna) Huang
Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia
Commission membersLixia CAO
Vice-President, General Counsel, Sany Group Ltd.
Partner, Compliance Officer, King & Wood Mallesons
General Counsel, Head of Compliance, The China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd.
Junxiu GUO
General Counsel, Head of the Legal and Compliance Department, China Eastern Air Holding Co., Ltd.
Feng (Catherine) HAN
Deputy Manager of Dispute Management Division, China National Offshore Oil Corporation
President, Chinese Society of International Law; Professor, China University of Political Science and Law
Hongwei (David) JIA
Founding Partner, Longan Law Firm
Partner, Tiantong Law Firm
Maggie PEI
SVP Legal and PR, NWTIN INC.
Partner, Clifford Chance
Biao (William) TAN
Managing Counsel, BASF China
Jingzhou TAO
Independent Arbitrator
Guoxin WANG
Deputy Director of the Legal Department and General Manager of the Litigation Office, Cofco Group
Guojian XU
Senior Partner, SGLA Law Firm; Distinguished Dean and Professor, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
Qianqian XU
Assistant Manager of Legal Affairs Department, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd.
Vice-President, China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation
Jiaxing (Joe) ZHOU
Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Legal and Compliance, China International Capital Corporation Limited
Yongrui (Raymond) ZHU
Senior Partner, Beijing Dentons Law Offices LLP

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Resolving Belt and Road Disputes using Mediation and Arbitration