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Shaun Z Wu

shaun.wu@kobrekim.com.cn

Shaun Z Wu is an accomplished litigator at Kobre & Kim who focuses on high-stakes multi-jurisdictional disputes and US government investigations involving China.

Mr Wu is serving as the independent integrity compliance monitor to a large Chinese state-owned enterprise in connection with its debarment by the World Bank. Mr Wu has acted in a wide range of cross-border disputes involving governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals, including litigation and arbitration under the International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and other rules. These matters often include cross-border enforcement, offshore asset recovery, debtor-creditor, bankruptcy, insolvency and other commercial disputes.

Chambers Asia-Pacific ranked Mr Wu as a Recognised Practitioner for ‘Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption’ in 2019, while The Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranked him as a top-tier ‘leading individual’ for ‘regulatory/compliance’ in 2019 and a key partner for ‘regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance’ in 2018. In recognition of his achievements, Mr Wu has consistently been named a finalist for ‘Disputes Star of the Year’ at the annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards in 2018, 2017 and 2016, and won an ‘Individual of the Year’ award for dispute resolution at the ALM China Law & Practice Awards 2015 in Beijing, China. Mr Wu is admitted to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, and is regarded as a leading authority for China-foreign disputes. Mr Wu is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker and also speaks Cantonese.