Hongyu Shen

Dr. Hongyu Shen is the Deputy Chief Judge of the Fourth Civil Division of the Supreme People’s Court of China (the SPC) and a senior judge of the International Commercial Court of the SPC.She has dealt with more than 1,000 international commercial cases including disputes on sales of goods, tort, joint venture, patent, recognition and enforcement of foreign award, etc., since her appointment of judge in 2003.

Hon. Shen obtained her Ph.D degree from Chinese Renmin University and the Master of Common Law degree from the University of Hong Kong. From August 2019 to January 2020, she was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University. Her interest of areas include international law, business law, arbitration and civil procedure. She is the governor of Asian Business Law Institute.

In the SPC, she is also responsible for drafting judicial interpretations. She drafted SPC Provisions on Several Issues Concerning Creation of International Commercial Court and SPC Provisions on Several Issues Concerning Adjudication of Cases of Independent Guarantees. She was the member of Chinese delegation at the UNCITRAL Working Group II to negotiate Transparency Rule on Investment Arbitration from 2011-2012.

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