Armstrong Chen is a senior partner at Dentons and director of Banking Legal Practice Research Center, Shanghai Law Society. Prior to that, he worked on foreign banks supervision, banking innovation supervision and policy research at the People’s Bank of China Shanghai head ofﬁce, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange and the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) respectively. He has participated in the legislation of numerous banking-related laws and regulations, and engaged in investigations and administrative penalties in the banking industry. He was also the chief legal counsel of the China Banking Association, and the advisor to the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.
Armstrong is very active in international arbitration and has extensive experience in this area. He is an executive director of the Financial Arbitration and ADR Research Center at the Central University of Finance and Economics. Armstrong is also listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC), South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). He has ruled on over 300 cases pertaining to ﬁnance, investment, international trade and shipbuilding industries.
Armstrong holds a bachelor’s degree from Chang’an University and a master’s degree in Economic Law from Northwest University of Political Science and Law. He also holds a master’s degree in Banking and Finance Law from Queen Mary University of London and a doctoral degree in Civil and Commercial Law from the Central University of Finance and Economics.
His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow explored the rule of law in the Chinese Greater Bay Area.