Sally Harpole is a full-time independent arbitrator and mediator based in San Francisco, specializing in international and complex commercial disputes.
Since 1977 Sally has advised and represented companies in most major industry sectors relating to their projects in China. She has extensive experience in foreign investment, trade and dispute resolution matters involving China, including joint venture, merger and acquisition, shareholder and corporation matters, technology transfer and licensing, infrastructure projects, manufacturing, sales and distribution, import/export trade matters, natural resources, energy, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, textiles, real estate, entertainment (including film, television & live entertainment), advertising, sports, hotel management and other areas.
As an attorney qualified in California and Hong Kong, Sally led the China practices of multinational law firms in Beijing and Hong Kong for 23 years. In 2001, she established her own solicitor firm in Hong Kong. After 36 years in Greater China (Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei), Sally relocated to San Francisco where she continues her work as arbitrator and mediator specializing in Asia-related dispute resolution.