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Gao, Yifeng

D. 86-10-6584-6669

T. 86-10-6584-6688

F. 86-10-6584-6666


Practice Areas

Gao Yifeng's practice areas include International Trade, Commercial Contracts, Shipping, Transportation and logistics, Insurance, Real Estate Matters, FDI and Corporate Matters, Litigation and Arbitration, etc. He has handled and supervised over 15 hundred arbitration and litigation cases. Most of the cases are foreign-related. The clientele that he has served includes major international commercial groups, shipping companies, trading companies, insurance companies, P&I Clubs, product manufacturers and investment entities, etc. He has acted as legal counsel and an attorney for clients in over 500 court cases and over 600 arbitration proceedings. He has acted as counsel for clients or PRC legal expert in arbitrations before ICC, CIETAC, SCC, HKIAC, SIAC, LMAA and CMAC, etc. and has given legal opinions before courts in various jurisdictions. He has also served as an arbitrator or the presiding arbitrator in about 400 cases at CIETAC, ICC,CMAC and BAC. Through academic researches and legal practice for over 37 years, he has intimate knowledge of the laws of the PRC Mainland and the relevant international norms and practice. On quite a number of occasions in respect of international court litigations, he has given expert reports or opinions in English on the laws of the PRC Mainland. He has been nominated for consecutive years by a number of international legal publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Asialaw & Profiles as an “eminent practitioner” and leading lawyer in the areas of arbitration and shipping in China.

Work Experience

2010 – present, Partner of Global Law Office;

2000 – 2010, Managing Partner of Global Law Office;

1998 – 2000, Director-in Chief of Global Law Office;

1996 – 1998, Deputy Director of Global Law Office;

1989 – 1996, lawyer and Division Chief at Global Law Office;

1988 – 1989, visiting lawyer at Stikeman & Elliott, Canada;

1985 – 1988, lawyer at Global Law Office;

1982 – 1985, member of Legal Counsel Office of China Council for the Promotion of  International Trade


Admitted in the PRC in 1985


1989 – 1992, a postgraduate student at University of International Business and Economics based in Beijing, with specialties in international economic laws, Master Degree of Law;


1978 – 1982, a student at Dalian Marine College (now "Dalian Maritime University"), with majors in shipping and maritime law, Bachelor Degree of Engineering;

Associations and Memberships

- a listed arbitrator on the panel of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission;

- a listed arbitrator on the panel of China Maritime Arbitration Commission;

- a listed arbitrator on the Panel of Arbitrators of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre;

- a listed arbitrator on the Panel of Arbitrators of Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration;

- a listed mediator on the Panel of Mediators of the Mediation Centre of the China Committee of International Chamber of Commerce;

- a member on the Panel of the Executive Council of China Maritime Law Association;

- a member of other legal professional associations.

  • 2003, Practice in Arbitration and Litigation on Disputes over Vessels and Maritime Matters, Dalian, co-author and Deputy-Chief Editor;
  • 1998, Time Bar in Reinsurance, London, contributor on China section;
  • 1999, The Newest Series on Court Debate, Beijing, co-author;

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