The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) recently appointed Yang Ling as deputy secretary-general and chief representative of its Shanghai office.
Before joining HKIAC, Yang was an associate professor at the East China University of Political Science, and a visiting scholar at Boston University School of Law in 2017.
She also serves as executive editor-in-chief for the Shanghai International Arbitration Review. She obtained a PhD in 2009 and an LLM in International Law in 2006 from Wuhan University, and has published on issues of international dispute resolution and arbitration in China.
Yang will manage HKIAC’s Shanghai representative office, which has been in operation since November 2015 and is the first office of an international arbitral institution to be established in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
She will spearhead several new initiatives for 2018, including the inaugural HKIAC Lecture in Mainland China, a series of training workshops and outreach programmes to academic institutions, and the establishment of the first women’s arbitration club in Mainland China.