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Litigation Counsel Leads Panel on “Differences in U.S. and China-Based Litigation” at ABA Shanghai Conference

Business & securities litigation counsel Mimi Yang led a panel at the American Bar Association’s “An Afternoon of Hot Topics” Conference, held in Shanghai on September 18. Ms. Yang, together with David Steuer of Wilson Sonsini, Luming Chen of Jun He and Richard Lin of Fangda Partners, held a discussion regarding the major differences between the U.S. and Chinese court systems and the implications of those differences for Chinese companies involved in litigation in either jurisdiction. The panel focused on the dissimilar approaches that each court system takes with regard to legal precedent, discovery and litigant’s autonomy, the impact of those differences on costs and predictability, and how Chinese companies manage dispute-resolution risks. The audience, which engaged the panel in a lively discussion, included lawyers from local PRC firms, and foreign law firms, as well as in-house counsel from multinational companies.

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