Joanne Wu is a managing partner of Nixon Peabody CWL and head of our Hong Kong Dispute Resolution practice. She has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration with a focus on commercial and shareholders disputes involving clients of mainland China, Hong Kong, and overseas. Joanne represents clients across a wide range of business sectors in handling high-value complex disputes and high-profile large scale cross border legal proceedings.
Educated in Hong Kong and Beijing, Joanne speaks fluent English and Cantonese, and mother-tongue Mandarin.
I focus my practice on three main areas:
I have a strong focus on commercial and shareholder disputes and serve my clients by handling complex commercial disputes arising from shareholders disputes, joint ventures, breach of trust, corporate and commercial transactions involving multi-national parties, and lawsuits, both by court proceedings and arbitration.
I litigate complex commercial litigation matters in a variety of industries including insurance, entertainment and securities. I have extensive experience in handling entertainment and media-related lawsuits, insurance-related disputes, contracts disputes, debt recovery actions, employment, property-related disputes, big-money matrimonial proceedings, contentious probate matters, celebrity defamation lawsuits, securities enforcement, etc.
I handle both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters in Hong Kong and mainland China, including enforcement and disputes matters.
Dispute resolution has nowadays grown from local litigation to multinational and global litigation and arbitration. I see now all clients need one thing from their litigators—a detailed but realistic analysis of how to pursue their cases toward efficient and satisfactory resolution.
High Court of Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong
Cantonese, English, Mandarin Chinese
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