• Gordon WEI

    Equity Partner / Shanghai

  • Tel +86-21-60613666

    Email gordonwei@zhonglun.com

  • Practices

    Litigation & Arbitration, Bankruptcy-Insolvency & Reorganization, Compliance & Investigation


Gordon WEI

Mr. Wei mainly practices in filed of dispute resolution, especially focusing on high-risk and complex foreign-related and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration. The cases represented by Mr. Wei in person before the court cover both significant lawsuits adjudicated by the Supreme People's Court of China and complex arbitration cases administrated by major institutions such as CIETAC and SHIAC.

Mr. Wei has more than 20 years of dispute-resolution experience. With a dual educational background in law and engineering, Mr. Wei particularly excels in handling investment and financing disputes, corporate and joint venture disputes, disputes on listed companies’ stocks, commercial and real estate disputes, anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition issues, as well as Internet and IP disputes. Mr. Wei's clients include multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies and high net-worth individuals. And his representative case has been highly recognized by an Asia-Pacific law award.

Mr Wei's key practicing areas extend to bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation. He has handled a large number of major and complex bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization cases as a leading member of the administrator team or the creditors’ lead counsel.

Representative Matters

Coporate, Joint Venture and Cooperation Disputes

  • Represented SOHO China in a lawsuit against Fosun concerning preemptive right against (the high-profile "Land King of Bund" case)

  • Represented Heineken Holding.N.V. in a joint venture dispute before CIETAC.

  • Represented a well-known Taiwan-funded shopping mall in a series of complicated disputes, including indemnification and property recovery claims, arising from cooperation contracts

  • Represented Marubeni Corporation in an arbitration proceeding arising from sales contract disputes before CIETAC

  • Represented Hainan Huawen Sports and Cultral Development Co., Ltd in a lawsuit arising from complex project cooperation contracts

  • Represented Shanghai Hengbai Investment Management Co., Ltd. in an appellate proceeding regarding equity purchase

  • Represented Shenzhen Yuansheng Industry Co., Ltd. in a  dispute concerning complicated cross-border equity transfer transactions in nearly 20 years

  • Represented Suzhou Biaomeng Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. in series disputes including the claims of returning company chop and business license

  • Represented a top PRC asset management company in an arbitration proceeding before SHIAC against a well-known individual investor arising from an equity repurchase agreement

Financial Disputes and Real Estate Cases

  • Represented Shenwan Hongyuan Securities Co., Ltd. in a lawsuit related to inter-bank short-term financing bonds

  • Represented Shanghai Lihe Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. in a dispute arising from financial leasing transactions

  • Represented Yongxishun (shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. in a complicated lawsuit concerning compensation claims for a top insurance company

  • Represented Schneider Electric (China) Co., Ltd. in a dispute arising from financing leasing transactions

  • Represented RockBund in a mortgage contract dispute against the local branch of a major PRC bank

  • Represented Shanghai Junqiang Real Estate in disputes over transfer and infringement of land use rights

  • Represented a well-known Taiwan-funded company to handle a series of leasing contract disputes involving a famous Shanghai office building before court and SHIAC

  • Represented corporate clients operating entrepreneurial parks under the famous chain brand of "Fei Ma Lv‘ in various disputes relating to construction projects, leasing contracts and the enforcement proceeding

Other Commercial Transaction Disputes

  • Represented a well-known Shanghai company under Top group in a dispute over naming rights against a famous football club

  • Represented Microsoft China in an intellectual property infringement dispute

  • Represented Shanghai Heavy Machinery Plant Co., Ltd. in a lawsuit concerning international sales of goods

  • Represented Shanghai Nichia Electronic Chemical Co., Ltd. in a product quality dispute with a Shenzhen semiconductor enterprise

  • Represented Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. in a lawsuit arising from sales contract disputes

  • Represnted Beijing Nestlé Nespresso Coffee Co., Ltd. in a leading case arising from online purchasing agreement with an individual customer

  • Represented a famous international bank in the dispute over arbitration agreement

  • Represented MTG (Shanghai) Trading company to deal with its complex lawsuits relating to sales contract

  • Represented a well-known Chinese management company to deal with its guarantee dispute with a famous computer gaming company

  • Acted as a key member of legal service team on behalf of the Company owned by the famous Hong Kong director Stephen Chow in the brokerage contract with the well-known Actress Kitty (Yuqi) Zhang

Anti-monopoly, Anti-unfair Competition and Compliance

  • Represented Hui Lau Shan in anti-unfair competition disputes with TangLau Shan, and obtained a satisfactory result for the client

  • Advised a leading international radio communications company in a series of high-profile antitrust disputes

  • Advised a mega cargo container enterprise on its compliance infrastructure construction and compliance-sensitive departments

  • Advised a well-known investment bank on its compliance with Chinese laws in the course of selling derivative products across China

  • Advised a major subsidiary of a famous A-share listed company on its compliance issues during the course of issuing bonds in China

Liquidation, Restructuring and Acquisition

  • Acted as one of the bankruptcy administrator for the insolvent liquidation of Gangtai Group Co. Ltd. Shanghai Gangtai Real Estate Group Co., Ltd..

  • Acted as one of the bankcruptcy administrator for the insolvent liquidation of Jiangsu Haimen Hailong Heavey Machinery Co., Ltd..

  • Acted as one of the bankruptcy administrator for the insolvent liquidation of Shanghai Mingyuan Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

  • Acted as  one of the bankruptcy administrator for the restructuring and finally insolvent liquidation of Captaino Industrial Co., Ltd..

  • Acted as one of the bankruptcy administrator for the insolvent liquidation of Shanghai Changqiao Logistics Co., Ltd.

  • Acted for Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Biopharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in its acquisition project

  • Acted for China Energy & Environment Co., Ltd. during the course of acquiring power plants and mines

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Civil and Commercial Litigation Research Committee of Shanghai Bar Association

Invited Mediator, People’s Meditation Center of Shanghai Pudong New Area


“China's Bankruptcy Law on the Amendment Track”, International Insolvency & Restructuring Report, 2022

”Analysis on the Validity of Loan Contracts between Enterprises”, Shanghai Lawyer, 2017

  • Bar Admissions/Professional Qualifications

    Passed the PRC Bar Examination, 1999
    PRC Bar, 2000
    Trademark Attorney, 2000
    Patent Attorney, 2001

  • Education

    B.E, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    LL.B., East China University of Politics & Law

  • Professional Experience

    Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm Shanghai Office, 2011–Present
    Partner, All Bright Law Offices, 2009–2011
    Senior Legal Director, T2CN Information Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., 2006–2009
    Associate, Dacheng Law Firm Shanghai Office, 2004–2006
    Associate, All Bright Law Offices, 2000–2004
    Assisting Manager, Development Department of Shanghai Zhangyang Commercial Construction Development Co., Ltd., 1994–1997

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