Raymond C. L. Yang

International Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Restructuring


Chinese and international clients come to Raymond Yang for counsel on international dispute resolution, commercial and investment arbitration (institutional and ad hoc), court litigation (including all levels of the Hong Kong courts and PRC courts), and regulatory investigation and compliance matters.

Clients rely on Raymond with complex and cross-border contentious matters, such as:

  • Corporate and shareholders' disputes
  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • International trade and investment
  • Energy and resources
  • Infrastructure, construction, and real estate
  • Intellectual property


Experience in International Arbitration

Foreign-related arbitration cases (Mainland China)

As a PRC qualified and practicing lawyer, Raymond has represented clients in dozens of CIETAC arbitration proceedings and assisted clients in enforcing CIETAC arbitral awards in China and overseas. Examples include: 

  • Acted for a group of BVI companies in obtaining favourable awards in a series of CIETAC arbitration proceedings (involving billions of yuan in dispute) concerning a Sino-foreign cooperative expressway project and also advised the clients on the subsequent enforcement of the arbitral awards.
  • Acted for a Japanese-listed company in obtaining a favourable award in a CIETAC arbitration in relation to an international contract for the sale of equipment and services.
  • Acted for a Macanese company in obtaining a favourable award in CIETAC arbitration proceedings concerning Sino-foreign joint venture disputes and also advised the client on the enforcement of the arbitral award in courts and the insolvency proceedings of the joint venture.
  • Acted for a Chinese state-owned company in obtaining a favourable award in CIETAC arbitration proceedings and assisted the client in recognising and enforcing the award in Italy, Europe.
  • Advised a Swiss company on the recognition and enforcement of a Hong Kong arbitral award in a Mainland court.


  • Top 10 Outstanding Young Lawyers - China Legal Education and Career Seminar Series (CLECSS) (2021)
  • One of the 1,000 Elite Lawyers specialising in foreign-related legal matters, selected from among 650,000 PRC peers  –  Ministry of Justice of the PRC


  • 香港大学, Master of Common Law
  • Melbourne Law School, Diploma
  • SOAS, University of London, Diploma
  • Hebei University of Economics and Business, LLB


  • Hong Kong
  • 中国
  • 英国法(イングランド及びウェールズ)事務弁護士(ソリシター)


  • 英語
  • 中国語
  • Cantonese


  • Arbitrator, Shanghai International Arbitration Center
  • Arbitrator, Guangzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator, Langfang Arbitration Commission
  • Fellow/Council Member, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group
  • ICCA Young Professionals Forum
  • HKIAC/HK45
  • Fellow, Lord Chancellor's Training Scheme for Young Chinese lawyers (London)
  • Fellow, Australia-China Legal Profession Development Program (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)