Weiran Zhang

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Weiran is an associate in White & Case's Dispute Resolution Group based in London, and a member of the London Technology Disputes team. She has a broad practice in cross-border commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Weiran trained at a magic circle law firm in London where she gained experience in their Dispute Resolution; Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure; and Capital Markets Groups. She also spent six months working in their International Arbitration practice in Singapore.

Weiran has an especial interest in issues arising at the intersection of technology and business & human rights.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
BCL
University of Oxford
BA in Jurisprudence (First Class Honours), Law
University of Oxford
Languages
English
Mandarin
Cantonese

Experience

Representing Meta Platforms Inc. as a member of the team that handles all international litigation for Meta, including matters implicating international data protection, privacy, defamation, hosting provider liability, intellectual property and consumer protection laws

Acting for Reliance Industries Limited and BG Exploration and Production India Limited in a LCIA arbitration against the Government of India*

Advising the underwriters on ESG due diligence in relation to a USD 2.011 billion transaction admitted to trading on the Shanghai-London Stock Connect and the offer of global depository receipts by China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd*

Advising Virgin Atlantic in relation to a £1.2 billion restructuring and recapitalisation plan*

Acting for a Dutch oil and gas company in a matter before the English High Court*

Acting for a global shipping company in an AIAC arbitration and before the Malaysian High Courts*

Advising a sovereign nation in an investment treaty arbitration originating in North Africa*

Advising a global FMCG company on their supply chain operations involving issues of international tort law and business and human rights*

* Experience gained prior to joining White & Case

Publications

"The show must go on, but at what cost? Due process challenges to arbitration awards arising from virtual hearings", Practical Law, Aug 2020

"Going Virtual in the time of Covid-19: a Guide for Counsel", Hong Kong Lawyer (The Law Society of Hong Kong), May 2020

Awards and Recognition

Peter Carter Prize, University of Oxford 

College Final Honour School Prize, University of Oxford

Winner, Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot Court

3rd Best Oralist, Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court (held at the United Nations in Geneva) 

4th Best Oralist, 15th Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot Court