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Episode 17 – Steven Lim and Qian Wu

Steven Lim and Qian Wu

In a continuing series of conversations with Chinese arbitration practitioners, Steven Lim speaks with Qian Wu, Counsel at the SIAC, about international arbitrations involving Chinese parties. They discuss particularities of arbitrations involving Chinese parties, the change in Chinese perspectives on international arbitration, pathological clauses found in arbitration agreements involving Chinese parties and how these are dealt with and the language of the arbitration involving Chinese parties and whether it is advisable to have a bilingual arbitration.

Steven Lim is an arbitrator and barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. He has over 25 years’ experience in international dispute resolution and arbitration in Asia. He sits as presiding, sole, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator, is a panel arbitrator with the SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, JCAA, CAAI, AIAC and THAC and has sat in ICC, SCMA, LMAA, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc cases. He has had over 65 appointments as arbitrator in international cases. He also appears as lead counsel in international arbitrations and is a specialist mediator with the SIMC.

Qian Wu is a Counsel at the SIAC and the Assistant Editor of Asian International Arbitration Journal. Qian is qualified in PRC and practiced litigation and arbitration in Beijing before joining the SIAC. Her Linkedin profile is found here.