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


WunschMAG is a Chinese language online magazine on international arbitration aimed at educating Chinese lawyers and companies on international arbitration and other international dispute resolution methods.

Our goal is bridging the gap between the Chinese and the international arbitration community by spreading information and connecting the two communities.

Each edition of WunschMAG is structured as follows:

Hot Topic: WunschMAG starts with a "hot topic" section, where we discuss a 'hot topic' of international arbitration, such as how to control costs or how to select an arbitrator.

Sharing Views:  The hot topic section is followed by interviews of a Chinese practitioner and a foreign practitioner sharing their experience and views about the hot topic.

Fundamental principles of international arbitration: This section aims at introducing and explaining fundamental principles of international arbitration by comparing the Chinese legal and practice standards with the international standards.

Ethical duties of lawyers or arbitrators: This section lays out key ethical duties of lawyers and arbitrators under the legal frameworks of modern arbitration laws and rules.

Who’s Who: In this section, we present international arbitration experts, including each time a European arbitration institution, a European and a Chinese arbitrator as well as a European law firm specializing in international arbitration.

WunschMAG is conceived, drafted and published by WunschArb, 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 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.

The editorial team of WunschMAG includes:

  • 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.

In addition, the editorial team is assisted by a handful of occasional, and crucial (!), project managers, which included in the past Mrs. Eleonora Szulc, Mrs. Liming Zhang, and many others.

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"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

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 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 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

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