International arbitration is the preferred method of resolving cross-border disputes. The neutrality it offers, together with the relative ease of enforceability of awards, can make it a more attractive forum for disputes than litigating in contracting parties’ national courts.
Eversheds has further strengthened its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice with the appointment of Wesley Pang as Partner in the Arbitration team.
Wesley has broad experience in advising global corporate clients on major, cross-border disputes. He also acts for clients on investor-State cases, on both contentious and non-contentious issues.
He joins the Eversheds practice from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre where he was Managing Counsel . Wesley’s arrival comes at an important time; arbitration is the preferred dispute resolution mechanism for clients in the energy and projects sectors and Asia’s share of these markets continues to grow, and increased activity is accompanied by demand for experienced disputes lawyers.
The arbitration market in Hong Kong is growing, and more generally across Asia. This sector-driven demand emanates in part by Chinese state owned enterprises and other Chinese organisations. Disputes in the energy and construction sectors are also increasing, in part as a result of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. Wesley is well-placed to advise these and other Asia-based and multinational organisations that are active in the region and globally.
Eversheds Sutherland Overview
Eversheds Sutherland is a global multinational law practice created by a combination of law firms Eversheds LLP and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, in February 2017, and is one of the 50 largest law practices in the world.