Bridging the gap between the Chinese and the international dispute resolution community

About WunschArb

WunschArb is a research platform specializing in studying and bridging the gap between the Chinese and the international dispute resolution community by providing access to information, organizing trainings for lawyers and educational events as well as promoting academic research and study in the field of international arbitration.

WunschArb was founded in 2010 by Dr. iur. Clarisse von Wunschheim and is now ran by a team of lawyers from ASIALLIANS in Beijing and Hartmann Dreyer Attorneys-at-law in Switzerland, including:

  • Dr. iur. Clarisse von Wunschheim, Partner at Hartmann Dreyer in Fribourg and Of Counsel at Asiallians in Beijing;
  • Lear Liu, Associate at Asiallians in Beijing;
  • Yves Hu, Associate at Asiallians in Beijing;
  • Robert Morgan, Special Counsel of Asiallians, in Australia.


WunschArb’s flagship projects include:

  • The Chinese Court Decision Summaries on Arbitration, a collection of over 500 Chinese court decisions on the validation of arbitration clauses, as well as enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards by Chinese courts;
  • The publication of WunschMAG, an online Magazine in Chinese language which aims at promoting knowledge on international arbitration among Chinese legal practitioners;
  • The organization of practice workshops for lawyers, such as the workshop “Advocacy Skills in International Arbitration” held every two years in Beijing and Shanghai;
  • The co-organization of regular China Young Arbitration Group events aimed at providing young practitioners with a platform to meet experienced international arbitration practitioners and share experiences and know-how;
  • The regular publication of articles and blog posts in the field of international arbitration, including inter alia:
    • 《国际仲裁费用及成本控制-中国公司及中方律师的实用指南, published on "Arbitration in Beijing" (北京仲裁) Edition No. 90. February 2015 (by Clarisse von Wunschheim, Emmanuelle Barasche and Eleonora Szulc; translated by Lear Liu);
    • Big Brother Is Watching – But Is It Also Settling The Fight? Available on Kluwer Arbitration Blog at 2015 (by Clarisse von Wunschheim and Lear Liu);
    • Controlling Costs in International Arbitration, Quid? Law Review 2/2014, available on (by Clarisse von Wunschheim, Emmanuelle Barasche and Eleonora Szulc);
    • Judicial Side Effects of the CIETAC Split, a confusing Maze with Happy End ?, March 2014, available on<  (by Clarisse von Wunschheim and Lear Liu);
    • The CIETAC Feud  - Why it’s a mess, and how to avoid being caught in the middle, Asian Dispute Review, July 2013 (by Clarisse von Wunschheim and Lear Liu);
    • Enforcement of Commercial Arbitral Awards in China, Thomson West (ed.), 4th Edition, 2013 (by Clarisse von Wunschheim).

For the past six years Clarisse von Wunschheim has worked with me under various work conditions. Clarisse is easy to work with, not only due to her multi-lingual and multi-cultural background, but also due to her extraordinary efficiency and her proactive solution-oriented approach to complex international arbitration.

- Jingzhou Tao, Managing Partner for Asian Practice Expansion, Dechert LLP, Beijing

Clarisse von Wunschheim has a deep understanding of arbitration law and practice in China. I have always found her to be responsive, accurate and available to assist my clients, with a great deal of legal and commercial experience and common sense.

- Ashley Howlett, Partner, Jones Day, Beijing

Clarisse von Wunschheim is an outstanding lawyer, extremely diligent and open minded. She has acquired quite a lot of experience in international arbitration, from a theoretical as well as from a practical perspective, and has assisted me in several proceedings. I can warmly recommend her services!

- Pierre Tercier, Emeritus Professor, University of Fribourg and Honorary Chairman, International Court of Arbitration of the ICC

WunschARB has provided excellent expert support for our contract negotiations starting with an extensive discussion to understand our exact requirements, which resulted in a detailed and clear contract proposal in the English and Chinese language. Subsequently WunschARB provided valuable comments and proposals for contract modifications during the discussions with our contract partner.

- Sjeng Hovens, general manager, DADA Consultancy BV

"Clarisse von Wunschheim ist ein ausgesprochener Glücksfall für die schweizerische und internationale Schiedsgerichtsgemeinschaft, da sie echte Pionierarbeit in den Beziehungen zwischen der Schweiz und China auf diesem Gebiet leistet."

- Georg von Segesser, Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

Strong relationships with local and international law firms, consulting firms, dispute resolution bodies, governmental bodies and other stakeholders.