East & Concord Partners



Dispute resolution

East & Concord Partners offers a comprehensive dispute resolution practice, with particular strength in arbitration. It is active in commercial disputes, especially in the energy, construction and infrastructure, finance and technology and telecommunications sectors. Its team is regularly instructed by both international and domestic enterprises.

Managing partner Qi Zhou is prominent in the arbitration scene, often acting as a senior arbitrator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Chaoyi Ji heads the dispute resolution practice and is active in both litigation and arbitration.

Case highlights include advising Nationsync Electrical and Machinery Equip on a Mareva injunction case and an Rmb370 million ($54 million) international arbitration in CIETAC against China National Machine Tool Sales and Technical Service Corporation; and advising US multinational conglomerate General Electric Company in an international arbitration in CIETAC against four of China’s largest insurance companies, including People’s Insurance Company of China (PICC), Ping An Insurance, China Pacific Insurance and Dinghe Property Insurance.

The firm hired Yingzhi Yang from Beijing Dongwei Law Firm as partner in September 2022.

The rest of the clients the firm acted for during the research period remain confidential.