Amit Ben-Yehoshua Appointed Foreign Arbitrator in China

Amit Ben-Yehoshua has been appointed to serve for a three year term as a foreign arbitrator in China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) which is the biggest arbitration institution in China and one of the prominent in the world. CIETAC resolves commercial and trade disputes by means of arbitration and mediation. Amit becomes the first Israeli Lawyer appointed to this position.


International arbitration is the most common mean chosen by parties to resolve disputes related to international business. International arbitration is recognized by 149 countries global wide according to the “New York Convention” of 1959.

 Amit works for Dacheng Law Offices which was founded in 1992 and is one of the first and largest partnership law firms in China. There are currently over 1,900 lawyers and staffs working for Dacheng Law Offices, most of whom are graduates from leading law schools within China or overseas.  A substantial number of our lawyers have expertise in areas including international trade, finance, construction, business administration, accounting, and taxation.

Amit is licensed to practice law in California and Israel, and holds a Master of Law degree in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University of Beijing.  He has been living in China since 2006 and has been working at two of China’s most elite law firms Da Cheng Law Offices and Zhong Lun. Amit is also the Vice Chairman of the China Law Committee ofthe International Law Section of the American Bar Association and is the Chief Editor of the China Law Committee’s publication the China Law E-Bulletin. Amit has had the unique opportunity to work as lawyer and as a Senior Counsel in three distinct jurisdictions (California, China and Israel) as a transactional lawyer and as an experienced litigator.

 Before coming to China, Amit served as a criminal defense attorney in United States. Earlier in his career, Amit served as a judicial clerk for the honorable Judge Haran Fainstein in the State of Israel.

I first met Amit at a Patent Conference in Shanghai. Israeli companies having issues with Chinese companies should consider arbitration as a alternative to the courts. Particularly where there is a lot of business between the entities which could be damaged by a no-holds bar war. I expect that Amit would be a good person to talk to about such matters.


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