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Episode 8 – Steven Lim and David Gu

Steven Lim and David Gu

Steven Lim catches up with David Gu, Partner at Tiantong & Partners about some of the lessons that he has learnt throughout the period of lockdown that took place in China and how that impacted his practice. The two practitioners discuss the effect of COVID-19 on the courts and arbitration centres in Beijing and China more widely as well as some of the steps taken by the leading Chinese institutions to mitigate the impact. They discuss the online hearing system in China and whether these advanced hearing technologies are here to stay as well as the adoption of virtual hearings in arbitration and what factors might lead to arbitration using virtual hearings more in the future.