Pitman Potter is a consultant on China business matters to our Vancouver office. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese (reading, spoken and written), Pitman practises in the area of Chinese business law, particularly dispute resolution, commercial arbitration, and intellectual property. He has published extensively on these subjects. Pitman focuses his arbitration practice on arbitrations before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and other recognized arbitral institutions, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. His corporate practice focuses on negotiation and contract preparation for joint ventures in the areas of power generation, manufacturing, leasing and finance, and technology transfer.
Pitman is also Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia Law Faculty, HSBC Chair in Asian Research at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, and a senior fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. His teaching and research are focused on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwanese law and policy in the areas of foreign trade and investment, dispute resolution, intellectual property, contracts, business regulation, and human rights.