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Arthur Ma

Office: Beijing

Phone number: (86 10) 6535 5810

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Arthur Ma is a partner in DaHui Lawyers’ litigation and arbitration team. Over the years, by focusing on complex commercial disputes resolution, Arthur has accumulated extensive experience in commercial arbitration and litigation involving foreign interests and is especially adept at cross-border disputes and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.  He also honed his expertise in international arbitration. Prior to joining DaHui, Arthur worked with major international and PRC law firms in their Shanghai, London, Washington DC, Hong Kong and Beijing offices for more than 12 years. During this period, he represented clients in both domestic and foreign litigation and arbitration proceedings under different jurisdictions and different laws and rules, including disputes arising out of large-scale engineering and construction, joint ventures, equity transfers, private equity investments, international sales of goods, etc. He has attended nearly twenty international arbitration hearings in different cities of the world and obtained rich experience in hearing advocacy. He also has experience in compliance and FCPA investigations. Arthur is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English.

Prior to joining DaHui Lawyers, Arthur Ma provided legal services in the following matters:

Offshore Arbitration and Litigation

  • Represented a major State-owned project contractor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against its Singapore subcontractor in a dispute arising out of an EPC contract related to a water plant project in the Middle East
  • Represented a private Chinese contractor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Indonesian project owner in a dispute arising out of an EPC contract related to a power plant project in Indonesia
  • Represented a leading multinational exhibition company in an HKIAC arbitration against a Chinese individual in a dispute arising out of a non-compete agreement
  • Defended a major Chinese state-owned energy company and its Hong Kong affiliate in the High Court in London regarding a tortious interference dispute which arose from a chartering agreement, subject to the laws of New Jersey, USA
  • Defended a major Chinese state-owned energy company in an LCIA arbitration with a value in excess of one billion US dollars regarding a dispute on the performance and termination of a large-scale offshore equity transfer
  • Represented a major Chinese state-owned overseas project contractor in its cost claim and preparation for an ICC arbitration against its general contractor in Taiwan with respect to an expansion and reconstruction project in Saudi Arabia
  • Represented a major Chinese state-owned mechanical & electrical equipment manufacturing company in its cost claim and preparation for an ICC arbitration against its Malaysian general contractor regarding a thermal power plant project in Indonesia, and successfully helped the client achieve settlement
  • Defended twenty one respondents including overseas and domestic companies and individuals in a HKIAC arbitration with respect to a claim of fraud and misrepresentation filed by a foreign PE fund
  • Represented a major Chinese airline company in an ICC arbitration against two Canadian companies with respect to a breach of a training contract
  • Represented a Spanish machine company in an ICC arbitration against its Chinese joint venture partner regarding a dispute on their joint venture agreement
  • Defended the aforesaid Spanish Company in an UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Hong Kong against the above mentioned Chinese party in a dispute arising out of a loan agreement
  • Advised a major US energy investment fund and several individual shareholders on PRC law issues in an UNCITRAL arbitration  seated in London brought by a Thai company regarding an equity transfer agreement
  • Represented a US-listed Chinese photovoltaic company in an ICDR arbitration concerning a contract claim against an American company

Onshore Arbitration and Litigation

  • Defended a leading international investment bank’s Chinese subsidiary in a CIETAC arbitration related to a legal fee claim brought by its local attorneys and successfully helped the client achieve settlement
  • Represented a leading international private equity fund in its preparation of HKIAC and CIETAC arbitration proceedings against a domestic partnership concerning their equity transfer transaction
  • Represented a leading international medical service company in a SHAC arbitration against a domestic company with respect to an entrustment agreement
  • Represented a major international mechanical & electrical equipment manufacturing company in a CIETAC arbitration against two domestic suppliers with respect to disputes over supply agreements
  • Represented a major Chinese state-owned listed petroleum equipment company in a CIETAC arbitration against a Canadian company with respect to the latter’s breach of an international sales contract
  • Represented a Chinese private petroleum equipment company in a CIETAC arbitration regarding a dispute over commission
  • Represented a Singapore individual in his dispute with a major Chinese auction house regarding a commission agreement
  • Represented a NYSE-listed major US water treatment company in an English language CIETAC arbitration against its former Chinese joint venture partner with respect to the latter’s breach of representation and warranties in a share purchase agreement
  • Represented a major US private equity firm in its domain name dispute before the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center at CIETAC
  • Represented a Canadian trading company in a CIETAC arbitration against a Chinese supplier regarding an international sale transaction
  • Represented a Swiss-based petrochemical company in a CIETAC arbitration against a Chinese company regarding an international sale transaction under CISG
  • Defended a foreign invested company in an equity transfer dispute in Shandong, China and successfully helped the client achieve settlement

Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards

  • Represented a BVI company and an American individual in their enforcement of a US arbitration award made under the ICDR rules in the PRC
  • Represented a major American electrical equipment company in its enforcement of a Swedish arbitration award made under the SCC rules in the PRC
  • Represented a Spanish company in its enforcement of a Hong Kong arbitration award made under the ICC rules in the PRC
  • Represented a Dutch Bank’s Singapore Branch in its enforcement of a Singapore arbitration award made under the SIAC rules in the PRC
  • Represented an American machine manufacturing company in its enforcement of a US arbitration award made under the ICDR rules in the PRC
  • Represented a major Swiss trading company in its enforcement of a US arbitration award made under the ICC rules in the PRC
  • Representing at the moment a major Chinese photovoltaic company in its enforcement of a Chinese arbitration award made under the CIETAC rules in India
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