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

Our Team

Clarisse von Wunschheim
Dr. iur. / Founding Partner

Clarisse is a Swiss qualified lawyer. She has almost fifteen years experience in dispute resolution, in particular international arbitration. She lived and worked in Beijing from 2005 to 2013, where she has been advising and representing foreign (primarily European) and Chinese companies in cross-border...

Clarisse is a Swiss qualified lawyer. She has almost fifteen years experience in dispute resolution, in particular international arbitration. She lived and worked in Beijing from 2005 to 2013, where she has been advising and representing foreign (primarily European) and Chinese companies in cross-border arbitrations and litigations in the fields of general contract law, joint ventures, sales disputes and other FDI projects. Clarisse has been involved as counsel secretary to the arbitral tribunal as well as arbitrator in dozens of international arbitrations under various rules including the UNCITRAL Rules, ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, ICSID Rules, and CIETAC Rules, etc. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Fribourg on a topic relating to arbitration in China, and was appointed lecturer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and at the University Institute of European Studies of Turin (Italy), where she teaches contract law and arbitration law.

Robert Morgan
Special Counsel

Robert Morgan was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1980 and admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1999.  
Robert was Legal Adviser to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London from 1988 to 1993.  He was a member of the former Council of the CIArb (1998-2005), Chairman of the CIArb East Asia Branch (2001-...

Robert Morgan was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1980 and admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1999.  
Robert was Legal Adviser to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London from 1988 to 1993.  He was a member of the former Council of the CIArb (1998-2005), Chairman of the CIArb East Asia Branch (2001-2002), Founding President of the Adjudication Society of Hong Kong (2001-2003) and a councillor and a Vice-President of CIArb Australia (2009- 2011).
Robert was both Secretary to and a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s Committee on Hong Kong Law and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators’ Committee on Hong Kong Arbitration Law, both of which advised Hong Kong Government on reform of arbitration law in 1996 and 2003 respectively.
Robert has taught (i) arbitration (primarily international), (ii) mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, (iii) International Dispute Settlement and (iv) private international law, at undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational levels in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China and Australia. 
He is Consulting Editor to Asian Dispute Review, which is published in Hong Kong and circulates primarily throughout the Asia-Pacific, and has occupied this position since the journal’s inception in 1999.
Robert has worked with WunschArb on a project basis since 2013 and officially joined WunschArb as Special Counsel in September 2014. 

Lear Liu
Associate

Lear joined WunschARB in June 2012 as an associate. He focuses primarily on solving commercial disputes between Chinese and European companies and advising on risk management in a wide range of PRC regulatory matters (especially commerce, labor, customs and taxation). In addition, he also assists WunschArb in the...

Lear joined WunschARB in June 2012 as an associate. He focuses primarily on solving commercial disputes between Chinese and European companies and advising on risk management in a wide range of PRC regulatory matters (especially commerce, labor, customs and taxation). In addition, he also assists WunschArb in the promotion among Chinese lawyers and companies of effective dispute prevention and resolution methods, in particular in the field of international arbitration and mediation.

Yves P. HU
Associate

Yves has a LLB and a LLM degree from China University of Political Science and Law and he passed the PRC Bar examination in the year 2010. He joined WunschArb in March 2013. Before joining WunschArb, Yves worked for the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM), and after that a SOE in...

Yves has a LLB and a LLM degree from China University of Political Science and Law and he passed the PRC Bar examination in the year 2010. He joined WunschArb in March 2013. Before joining WunschArb, Yves worked for the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM), and after that a SOE in Beijing.

Yves mainly assists senior lawyers in cross-border dispute prevention for Chinese and European companies, as well as in dispute resolution conducted under ICC, CIETAC, and ICSID rules. Yves is also in charge of the Chinese Court Decision Summaries on Arbitration project with Kluwer Law International, and for this purpose he supervises the research and analysis of hundreds of Chinese court decisions.
 

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

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

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 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

"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

Involvement of a multi-lingual and multi-cultural team capable of grasping the issues and concerns on both sides of the transaction