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Sophia Yang, Partner, Dispute Resolution

Sophia Yang, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Fieldfisher

English

I advise both international and Chinese clients in inbound investment and M&A transactions. I especially focus on advising outgoing Chinese companies on foreign investment, overseas market entry, M&A and corporate housekeeping.

To help Chinese clients’ global expasion, I draw from my extensive overseas working experience in sophisticated legal jurisdictions such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Germany. I am well regarded by clients for my truly international and strong cultural sensitivity across Europe and China.

I am also highly specialised in international arbitration.  My experience in international arbitration institutions has given me a deep knowledge and understanding of handling complex international arbitration proceedings. I represent both Chinese and international clients under rules of both Chinese and international arbitration institutions including CIETAC, BAC, Hong Kong, DIS, Swiss, WIPO as well as ad hoc proceedings. I am experienced in various legal systems including PRC, Singapore, Hong Kong, German and UK laws. I have handled complex arbitration matters involving patent and trademark license agreements, sales agreements, construction projects for clients from industries of pharmaceutical, automotive, energy, steel trading and commodity trading.  

Prior to joining Fieldfisher, I worked at the German office of a leading international law firm and have also worked at the ICC Court of Arbitration and Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

I have a PhD degree in international sales law from the University of Basel, Switzerland and was supervised by the world’s leading CISG expert Professor Ingeborg Schwenzer. I also have a LLM degree in international private law and bachelor of law from Wuhan University China.

In my spare time, I am a passionate tennis player.

I speak native Chinese, fluent English and can read German documents. 


 

Chinese

我是斐石律师事务所中国区合伙人,常驻德国杜塞尔多夫。

我为来自中国和全球的跨国公司提供跨境投资和并购的法律服务。我尤其关注为“往外走”的中国企业提供海外投资、进入海外市场策略、海外并购和海外公司日常管理的法律服务。我曾在多个法律体系最为发达和复杂的国家和地区工作,包括新加坡、香港、瑞士和德国。我利用自己丰富的海外工作经验,帮助中国客户解决海外扩张过程中的文化和语言障碍。我拥有跨越中欧的国际背景,并对中国客户的需求和中国市场有深刻理解,能够为客户提供最切合需求的海外法律服务。

我的专业领域还包括国际商事仲裁。我曾在全球最大的国际仲裁机构工作,因此十分熟悉国际商事仲裁的程序和实践。我为国际和中国客户代理各大仲裁机构的仲裁案件,包括中国仲裁机构如贸仲和北仲,以及国际仲裁机构如国际商会仲裁院、新加坡国际仲裁中心、香港国际仲裁中心、德国仲裁协会、瑞士商会仲裁院和世界知识产权组织。我曾处理过涉及专利和商标许可协议,销售合同、工程项目的复杂国际仲裁案件。代理的客户来自医药、汽车、能源、钢铁和大宗商品交易等行业。

在加入斐石之前,我曾在一家大型国际律师事务所的德国办公室工作。在此之前,我在国际商会仲裁院和新加坡国际仲裁中心担任助理顾问。

我从瑞士巴塞尔大学获得国际货物销售法的博士学位,博士指导老师为《国际货物买卖合同法律适用公约》的权威专家Ingeborg Schwenzer教授。此外,我从武汉大学获得国际私法硕士和法学学士学位。

业余时间,我积极练习网球。

我的母语是中文,能说流利的英文,并能够阅读德语文件。