Wilson (Yifan) Wang is an associate in Hughes Hubbard’s New York office in the Litigation department. Wilson focuses on representing major Chinese SOEs and other clients in their MDB sanctions and compliance matters. He assists clients in formulating tailor-made compliance programs with the MDB standards and advises on WBG and ADB related enquiries, investigations, and release proceedings from sanctions.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Wilson worked as China Associate in the Shanghai office of a leading international law firm, handling matters in the areas of anti-corruption compliance and investigations, international arbitration, and cross-border transactions for Chinese and multinational companies. Before that, Wilson also interned with the Shanghai office of JunHe LLP and a local court in Zhejiang Province, China.
Author, “Columbia Arbitration Day 2021 — Confidentiality, Transparency, and In-Person Hearings: Does a right to an in-person hearing exist in international arbitration?” American Review of International Arbitration Blog (May 13, 2021)
Author, “TagTime with Alvin Yeo SC – Indirect Investments in Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” American Review of International Arbitration Blog (March 1, 2021)
Author, “Is it appropriate to conduct a remote hearing under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration?” American Review of International Arbitration Blog (January 7, 2021)
Passed China’s National Judicial Exam in 2018 and received the Chinese Legal Professional Qualification Certificate in 2019.
Represented an extra-large Chinese SOE group and its over 1,000 subsidiaries to deal with the sanction by the World Bank, coordinated with independent compliance monitor and independent investigator to conduct site visits and investigations, assisted to draft application for release, and eventually obtained complete release from sanction on time
Representing several Chinese SOEs and their subsidiaries in connection with sanctions by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, coordinating with integrity compliance expert to conduct site visit, and assisting to draft applications for release from sanction
Assisting a leading Chinese manufacturing SOE to respond to the enquiries from the World Bank and to draft integrity compliance program with the MDB standards
Advised a leading Chinese construction SOE to evaluate its integrity compliance program, and issued legal opinion on its current compliance rules compared with the MDB standards
Represented a leading U.S. private equity fund in parallel HKIAC and CIETAC proceedings in disputes arising from real estate joint ventures in Mainland China, and secured a final award in excess of US$200 million*
Represented two global pharmaceutical companies and one global software and cloud service provider in various internal investigations for their China operations involving potential FCPA violations*
Columbia University, LL.M., 2021, Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law, Columbia International Arbitration Association, LL.M. President, American Review of International Arbitration, Graduate Editor & Award for Excellence
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, LL.B., 2018, with Honors