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Han Kun Law Offices

Xianglin Chen

Xianglin Chen



  • Dispute Resolution

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Han Kun Law Offices
Mainland China, China

WSG Leadership

Dispute Resolution Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Mr. Chen focuses his practice on international commercial arbitration, domestic foreign-related arbitration and cross-border commercial dispute resolution. He has significant experience in assisting foreign clients and multinational companies to resolve China-related commercial disputes, as well as in assisting domestic large-scale enterprises to deal with overseas commercial disputes. He has expertise in resolving joint-venture disputes, financial disputes, real estate and construction disputes, product liability disputes, and in handling public crisis management, etc. Prior to joining Han Kun, Mr. Chen worked for a decade, beginning in 2006, with King & Wood Mallesons’ Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Chen has represented domestic and foreign clients at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) and Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC). He has also represented Chinese clients before the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) and American Arbitration Association (AAA). Mr. Chen has represented domestic and foreign clients in the second instance and retrial proceedings before the Supreme People's Court. He has also advised on dozens of second instance cases before Beijing High Court, High Court of Liaoning Province, High Court of Zhejiang Province and High Court of Shandong Province. In addition, Mr. Chen has also represented a large number of multinational enterprises and largescale state-owned enterprises to participate in litigations initiated before the intermediate courts and basic courts (including detached tribunals) in Beijing, Changchun, Shenyang, Dalian, Hohhot, Bayannaoer, Jinan, Dezhou, Jining, Xian, Xianyang, Hangzhou and Changzhou. Mr. Chen has been invited by Peking University Law School to lecture on international commercial arbitration to graduate students majoring in dispute resolution. He has also been invited by a number of multinational companies and domestic large-scale enterprises to give trainings and lectures on dispute resolution. A number of his books and articles have been published.

Bar Admissions

Member of the PRC Bar
Member of the New York State Bar


Mr. Chen received a bachelor’s degree in law from South China University of
Technology in 2001. He graduated from Peking University with a Master of Law
degree in 2006, and later graduated from Harvard Law School in 2017 with an LL.M.
Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution


Dispute Resolution Law: 2019-nCoV Outbreak and Contract Disputes (I)
Han Kun Law Offices, February 2020

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has affected the performance of numerous civil and commercial contracts. In this article, we examine the general legal impact of the outbreak on the performance of contracts from two perspectives, namely: 1) force majeure and 2) change in circumstances. We identify the relevant legal issues involved from these two perspectives and put forward our preliminary analysis for your reference...

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