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Ya'nan Zhao

Junior Associate

Ya'nan Zhao
Chinese, English
Practice Group

As a junior associate in our Litigation, Arbitration and Employment group, Yanan Zhao focuses his practice at Hogan Lovells on international arbitration as well as cross-broader litigation, Yanan brings substantial experience in the resolution of complex and high-value business disputes in industries as diverse as banking, manufacturing, and logistics. Yanan is also extensively involved in our cutting-edge construction and engineering practice and provides international contractors as well as employers with practical and cost-effective solutions in several large and challenging projects.

Yanan focused on international arbitration during his study at American University Washington College of Law, and was awarded with Honourable Mention of Best Oralist in the U.S 2014 LL.M International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.

Areas of focus

Representative experience

Representing several international investment banks in a HKIAC arbitration relating to a $200 million equity investment dispute.

Advising a Chinese leading stationery manufacturer in a California court proceedings for a contractual dispute.

Advising a Chinese Fortune 500 company in a U.K. litigation for a dispute relating to a charter agreement.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., East China University of Political Sciences and Law, 2015
  • LL.M., American University Washington College of Law, 2014
  • LL.B., China University of Political Science and Law, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • China Bar
  • New York

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