Christine Kang is a partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in the Litigation department. Christine has significant experience in resolving cross-border disputes and enjoys a high reputation in international arbitration. She also has extensive and successful experiences in in Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) sanction matters.
Before joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Christine practiced at Chinese elite firm and international law firms for years, and worked at CIETAC Beijing headquarters for eight years prior to her private practice. She has advised leading Fortune 500 companies on their international arbitration cases with major international arbitration institutions, including CIETAC, AAA-ICDR, HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, and SCC etc., involving a broad array of industries and areas such as international trade, joint ventures, construction, finance, insurance and intellectual property. She also regularly advised Chinese SOEs on their overseas litigation cases in concert with US and UK litigators.
Christine has extensive and in-depth experiences in representing Chinese SOEs and multinationals in their corporate compliance and anti-bribery investigations. Specifically, she has regularly represented Chinese enterprises in their response to the investigation from, settlement negotiations with the MDBs, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Asia Development Bank and establishing as well as implementing the integrity compliance program with the MDBs standards.
Christine is a member of the Council of AAA, the AAA-ICDR Rules Revision Committee, AAA International Advisory Committee, the HKIAC Proceedings Committee, as well as the WIPO International Advisory Committee. She has acted as a presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and party-nominated arbitrator in a variety of arbitration cases. She is also listed as an arbitrator on the panels of world major international arbitration institutions, including AAA-ICDR, HKIAC, CIETAC, ICC and WIPO. Christine is recently nominated in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders-Global Elite 2021, Arbitration 2021 and Thought Leaders-GIR 2021.
Christine was educated in the People’s Republic of China (Renmin University of China), the United States(Stanford Law School) and France (Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, Faculté des Droits). She is qualified in China (1995) and New York (2015), and speaks Mandarin, English and French.