Lijun Cao is the head of Zhong Lun’s arbitration practice. He is licensed to practice law in China and the New York State.
Lijun received an LL.B. from the Law School of the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and an LL.M. from the School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley.
Before starting the private practice, he worked with CIETAC for many years. Among his professional affiliations, Lijun is a panellist (arbitrator) of CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, ICDR, WIPO, the Kazakhstani International Arbitrage (KIA), the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA), the Arbitration Center Across the Straits (ACAS), the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), the International Arbitration Chamber of Paris and the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry .
Lijun is also a Member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, the Vice Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of ICC China, and the Secretary General of the Arbitration Committee of All China Lawyers Association (ACLA).
Lijun has represented clients in over 180 arbitration cases, which relate to subject matters such as international sale of goods, joint venture, equity transfer, energy, mining, construction, real estate and intellectual properties, and have been conducted under the CIETAC Rules, the UNCITRAL Rules, the HKIAC Administered Rules, the ICC Rules, the SIAC Rules, the LCIA Rules and the BAC Rules. He was a key member of the legal team that successfully defended the PRC government in an ICSID case (Ansung Housing Co., Ltd. v. People's Republic of China, ICSID Case No. ARB/14/25).