Zhen Ye’s Commercial practice focuses on commercial disputes, insolvency, and business entities (Company Law, LLPs and joint ventures). A significant proportion of the matters in which she acts raise questions on the application of commercial and contract law to complex, multi-party arrangements.
Zhen has a particular interest in cross-border commercial disputes and international arbitration, having studied competition law and financial regulations in a comparative context, and being involved in several international arbitration cases.
Prior to joining 3PB, Zhen was a dispute resolution/litigation paralegal at two London law firms King & Wood Mallesons and Mishcon de Reya, drafting various documents including witness statements, preparing complex exhibits and proofing lengthy translations.
Recent/on-going commercial cases:
GLAS SAS (London Branch) v. European Topsoho SARL and Ors
Commercial court claim by a trustee against the issuer of €250m Secured Exchangeable Bonds, claiming breach of a failure to pay on the maturity date. The underlying dispute concerns a battle for the control of a high-brand fashion company listed on Paris Euronext.
A T I & E C Ltd
Advising the client on challenging an LMAA’s award under section 67 of the English Arbitration Act 1996…
Phones 4U Limited v. EE Limited & Ors
Zhen as instructed by Mischon de Reya acting for Telefonica to assist in a junior capacity assisting in relation to proceedings brought by Phones 4U Limited (In administration) alleging conspiracy between EE, Vodafone, Telefonica and their parent companies (at the relevant time).
Toucan Energy Holdings Limited Toucan Gen Co Limited v Wirsol Energy Limited  EWHC 895 (Comm);  4 WLUK 35
Zhen as instructed by Enyo Law to assist in a junior capacity in relation to the litigation of a dispute worth £7,000,000 within the context of the telecoms industry.
Her past experience includes:
- researching case law on implied indemnity for a pension dispute, discussing the possible legal arguments and producing first draft of advice; and
- acting in extradition proceeding against a well-known Russian oligarch including drafting documents, reviewing witness statements for experts and preparing complex exhibits and proofing lengthy translations. Met all the court and client deadlines and worked in a team of 25 partners and associates.
Zhen also now frequently provides written advice, court advocacy, assisting clients in mediations on smaller-scale disputes such as contracts for building services and sale of goods claims.
In addition to her experience in corporate insolvency, Zhen has substantial experience in general company law matters and frequently appears and advises on matters such as applications to rectify the register of charges under the Companies Act 2006.
Insolvency and bankruptcy
Zhen is regularly instructed to advise and represent clients on the following insolvency and bankruptcy matters:
- Partnership insolvencies
- Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation
- Creditors’ Voluntary Arrangements
Zhen frequently appears at the winding-up court at the Rolls building.
Zhen also has experience in representing individuals in bankruptcy proceedings and frequently appears in London and in county courts for such cases.