Christine (Yi) Kang is Co-Chair of the China Practice of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and leads the China Arbitration Practice. Christine has significant experience in resolving cross-border disputes and enjoys a high reputation in international arbitration. She also has extensive and successful experiences in Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) sanction matters.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Christine practiced at international law firms and a Chinese “Red Circle” law firm for over 15 years and worked at CIETAC Beijing headquarters for eight years before her private practice. She has advised leading Fortune 500 companies on their international arbitration cases with major international arbitration institutions, including CIETAC, AAA-ICDR, HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, and SCC etc., involving a broad array of industries and areas such as international trade, joint ventures, construction, finance, insurance and intellectual property. She also regularly advised Chinese SOEs on their overseas litigation cases in concert with U.S. and U.K. litigators.
Christine has extensive and in-depth experiences in representing Chinese SOEs and multinationals in their corporate compliance and anti-bribery investigations. Specifically, she has regularly represented Chinese enterprises in their response to the investigation from, settlement negotiations with the MDBs, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Asia Development Bank and establishing as well as implementing the integrity compliance program with the MDBs standards.
Christine is widely recognized for her abundant arbitration experience and was invited to serve as a member of the Council of AAA, the AAA-ICDR Rules Revision Committee, AAA International Advisory Committee, the HKIAC Proceedings Committee, as well as the WIPO International Advisory Committee. She has acted as a presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and party-nominated arbitrator in a variety of arbitration cases, and is an arbitrator on the panels of world major international arbitration institutions, including AAA-ICDR, HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, WIPO, CIETAC, and SCIA (Hong Kong).
Christine is recently nominated in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders-Global Elite 2023, Thought Leaders-GIR 2023, and Arbitration 2022.
International Arbitration – as Counsel
International Arbitration – as Arbitrator
Investigation and Compliance