Edward Lu

Partner

Beijing

+86 10 6535 5888

edward.lu@dahuilawyers.com

Biography

Edward is a Partner in DaHui Lawyers’ Beijing office, focusing on complex domestic and international commercial dispute resolution, investigation and compliance matters. Edward has assisted both Chinese and multinational clients with a wide range of cross-border disputes, including arbitration under SIAC, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SCIA and CMAC arbitration rules as well as litigation before different levels of courts in the PRC and in other jurisdictions. He is experienced in supporting clients in complex disputes relating to cross-border investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, sales of goods, employment and compensation, real estate and construction, and energy.

Edward also has extensive experience advising clients with their internal and external investigations, crisis management, restructuring and bankruptcy-related matters, often in connection with dispute resolution processes, and has served as a PRC law expert in foreign court proceedings.

Notable Representations

International Litigation and Arbitration Cases

  • Representing a major Chinese state-owned company in a complex corporate control dispute against an HKEX-listed company, its founder and the founder’s affiliate, and involving multiple proceedings in Hong Kong, PRC and the Cayman Islands. Over USD 300 million in dispute.
  • Representing a Chinese listed mining company in an international sale of goods dispute against one of the world’s largest commodity trading companies and involving a London Metal Exchange arbitration seated in London and a South African injunctive court proceeding. Over USD 30 million in dispute.
  • Representing a Chinese listed energy company in a complex oil and gas exploration dispute against a former partner and involving an LCIA arbitration seated in London and court proceedings in Kazakhstan and London. Over USD 500 million in dispute.
  • Representing a Chinese local governmental organ in an HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong concerning a dispute arising out of an investment agreement. Over USD 20 million in dispute.
  • Representing a Chinese listed construction company in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against an Egyptian counterparty concerning a dispute arising out of an international equipment supply agreement. Over USD 4 million in dispute.
  • Advising the subsidiary of a Chinese listed construction company before the courts of Dubai and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and concerning disputes arising out of an equipment supply agreement and an agency agreement. Over USD 16 million in dispute.

Domestic PRC Litigation and Arbitration Cases

  • Representing a NYSE-listed online travel company in defending eight litigations brought by a professional plaintiff before local courts in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai over an online booking dispute.
  • Advising a major Chinese construction company in a litigation before a Beijing court concerning a dispute arising out of a subcontracting agreement. Over USD 100 million in dispute.
  • Representing a Chinese listed mining company in a litigation in a Yunnan court concerning a dispute arising out of a series of sale of goods contracts. Over USD 30 million in dispute.
  • Representing a French private equity firm in litigations before Sichuan courts over a dispute arising from a share repurchase agreement. Over USD 5 million in dispute.
  • Representing a Sino-Japanese energy product joint venture in an English language CIETAC arbitration in Beijing against the U.S. counterparty and arising out of a long-term cooperation agreement. Over USD 40 million in dispute.
  • Representing a Chinese e-commerce company in two, parallel CIETAC arbitrations in Beijing concerning disputes arising out of an exclusive online distribution agreement. Over USD 5 million in dispute.
  • Representing a BVI-registered sportswear company in an SCIA arbitration in Shenzhen and concerning a dispute arising out of a share purchase agreement. Over USD 5 million in dispute.

Investigations

  • Representing a NASDAQ-listed leading cloud communications platform provider in investigations, initiated by the local public security bureau, against a former key employee in China and concerning trade secret infringement.
  • Representing the Chinese subsidiary of an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate in an administrative investigation initiated by PRC advertisement regulator.
  • Advising an HKEX-listed real estate company in multiple regulatory and investigational proceedings concerning undisclosed related transactions.

Bankruptcy-Related Cases

  • Serving as PRC bankruptcy law expert in a California bankruptcy court proceeding and submitting several expert reports opining on highly technical issues of PRC bankruptcy law. The ruling in the court proceeding accorded with the views put forth in Edward’s expert reports.
  • Representing a NYSE-listed company’s U.S. subsidiary engaging in electric vehicle component manufacturing against a former partner (then listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange) in AAA arbitration proceedings involving complex issues of PRC bankruptcy law. Over USD 50 million in dispute.
  • Representing a major Chinese state-owned company in a set of litigation proceedings across multiple jurisdictions, including winding-up proceedings in the Cayman Islands. Over USD 120 million in dispute.
  • Advising a NASDAQ-listed U.S. technology company in a dispute arising from a goods supply agreement against a Chinese state-owned company that was about to enter into bankruptcy proceedings in PRC court. Over USD 2 billion in dispute.
  • Advising a major Chinese state-owned asset management company in a dispute arising from a debt facility and guaranty instrument against a Chinese conglomerate that was then under restructuring and soon after entered into bankruptcy proceedings. Over USD 100 million in dispute.
  • Advising a U.S. bankruptcy trustee on potential formal and informal measures for clawing back payments made by the bankrupt party to a former partner in the PRC. Over USD 40 million at issue.

Education

LL.B. (Wuhan University)

Admissions

PRC Bar

Languages

Chinese

English

Related News & Insights

Jan 7, 2023

DaHui Adds Yet Another Partner, Yun Chen, to IP and DR Practices
Read Article

Dec 20, 2022

DaHui Grows International Trade and DR Practices with Lateral Partner Joining of Yi Dai
Read Article

Nov 28, 2022

DaHui Recognized Among Top PRC Firms by The Legal 500 in Seventeen Rankings
Read Article

© DaHui Lawyers