He Wei


Areas of practice

Ms. He Wei specializes in intellectual property (IP) litigation, international and domestic arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Having extensive experience in the field of IP litigation and international commercial dispute resolution, Ms. He has represented clients in over 400 litigations and arbitrations in the areas of trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret, domain name, franchise, joint ventures, business mergers and acquisition, lease financing, technology transfer, international sale of goods, share transfer, and other contract and infringement disputes. Ms. He has represented dozens of IP civil and administrative cases before the Chinese Courts at various levels and arbitration cases at CIETAC, Beijing Arbitration Commission, ICC Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Japan Commercial Arbitration Association. Her clients include multinational and domestic enterprises, foreign-invested enterprises and large state-owned corporations.

In 2013, Ms. He has been recognized as one of the top ten intellectual property lawyers by Beijing Lawyers Association. In 2015, Ms. He Wei has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of dispute resolution in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings. In 2016, Ms. He Wei has been selected as one of the 2016 Asian Legal Business (ALB) China Top 15 IP Lawyers for her outstanding practice capability and extensive client recognition. Ms. He Wei acted as counsel in the pre-litigation act preservation in the Voice of China case, which caused a strong repercussion in the public. It was selected among the “50 Typical IP Cases in Chinese Courts 2016”, and “2016 Top 10 Cases of the Year” tried by the Higher People’s Court of Beijing. 

Work experience

Ms. He Wei joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2002. Before joining KWM, Ms. He worked with the China National Machine Tool Corporation, the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).

She obtained her LL.B. from the Southwest University of Political Science and Law, her LL.M. in International Trade Law from the University of Essex, and a Graduate Diploma in English Law (Common Professional Examination) from Anglia Polytechnic University.

Ms. He is an arbitrator at the CIETAC and a mediator at the Conciliation Centre of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC). She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the deputy director of the Arbitration Professional Committee of All China Lawyers' Association.

Ms. He is proficient in Chinese and English.


Legal insights

On 2016 World Intellectual Property Day, we present this series of articles aiming to explore the distance digital technology transcends and the challenges it embodies.

26 April 2016

This article elaborates on how to deal with abusive trademark litigation from the perspective of the “good faith” principle.

25 April 2016

 It is essential for a right owner to maintain his IP right by prohibiting unauthorized use. Here, we discuss the use of injunctions in arbitration.

04 September 2014

In 2009, a Chinese fertilizer company obtained the first ever victory in offshore arbitration, in which expert witnesses played an important role.

02 April 2013

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