Ellen specialises in complex commercial and financial disputes, cross-border investigations and regulatory compliance. She is experienced in advising both Chinese and international corporations across multiple sectors. 


Ellen is qualified to practice in PRC and New York. Prior to joining Zhao Sheng, she has practiced at Fangda Partners in Beijing and Kobre & Kim in New York.

Her experience includes advising:

  • multiple Chinese state-owned investment companies in CIETAC arbitration proceedings on share repurchase disputes, and in PRC court proceedings regarding asset attachment and enforcement of arbitral awards

  • multiple financial institutions in negotiation, litigation and enforcement proceedings on disputes arising from debt transfer, debt collection and asset recovery

  • a global energy giant in class actions brought by hundreds of plaintiffs before a PRC court on environmental tort disputes

  • the China unit of a multinational clean-energy company on potential contract actions against various stakeholders as a result of fraud by an individual in connection with a project invested by the client  

  • a professional service provider on its crisis management and legal response to PRC regulatory investigations

  • a multinational corporation on an investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice into allegations of accounting fraud, bribery and corruption in jurisdictions across Africa, Europe and the Middle East

  • multinational companies across a diverse range of industries including TMT, real estate, banking and finance, medical and healthcare, and hotel management on establishing effective and efficient compliance policies and programs in China in areas such as cybersecurity, data processing and government dawn raid planning

  • multiple industry leaders in telecommunications and chemicals in their internal FCPA compliance investigations and advised on Chinese legal issues related to anti-corruption, state secrecy and personal information protection


2018 - 2019               Columbia Law School, LL.M

2010 - 2014               Tsinghua University Law School, LL.B


Mandarin, English