Partner, Kobre & Kim


Shaun Wu is a China outbound disputes lawyer who acts as lead counsel in high-stakes joint venture disputes, international arbitration and cross-border litigation proceedings, and internal investigations. He leads on China-related matters and has extensive experience representing clients across Asia.

Mr. Wu has acted in a wide range of China-foreign joint venture disputes involving governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations, and individuals, including litigation and arbitration under the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and other rules. Such matters include many project, infrastructure, telecommunications, media, technology, energy, oil and gas, financial services, and commercial disputes.

In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Wu won an “Individual of the Year” Award for Dispute Resolution at the ALM China Law & Practice Awards 2015 in Beijing, China and was named one of a select few finalists for “Disputes Star of the Year” by the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016.

Mr. Wu is admitted to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and is regarded as a thought leader for China-foreign disputes. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at international conferences and has contributed as expert and author to many leading publications on disputes resolution.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Wu practiced at King & Spalding LLP, where he focused on international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution.

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Areas of Practice

  • Education

    University of Oxford: BA (Hons) (Jurisprudence); MA


    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)


    Solicitor, England & Wales
    Attorney, New York
    Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong