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GU, Jia (David)

Professional Experience

Mr. David Gu joined JunHe in November 2021 and his practice focuses on commercial arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution. He has represented large Chinese SoEs and multinational corporations in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings conducted in various venues under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, CIETAC and BAC.


Mr. Gu has extensive experience in dealing with disputes covering a wide range of subject matters, including but not limited to international trade transactions, technology licenses and confidentiality agreements, Sino-foreign joint ventures, share transfers, M&A transactions, public infrastructure and construction projects and innovative derivative financial products. He has experience in making arguments and conducting cross-examinations in the English language in international arbitration proceedings.


Mr. Gu also has extensive experience in dealing with arbitration-related litigation, including but not limited to representing Chinese and foreign clients in recognition and enforcement proceedings of foreign arbitral awards or foreign court judgments, as well as the application of interim measures in the aid of arbitrations seated in Hong Kong SAR. He has dealt with cross-border litigation and assisted and managed foreign lawyers in cross-border civil and commercial disputes before courts in various jurisdictions (e.g., England & Wales, United States, Italy, Germany, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, BVI, Cayman Islands, Mongolia). He has also provided legal advice on complex compliance issues to Chinese government agencies and business entities, both domestic and international.

Education

Nanjing University (LL.B.)


Washington University in St. Louis (LL.M. and Juris Doctor)


Duke University (LL.M.)

Professional Associations

Admitted to practice in the PRC and New York State 


Committee member of the YSIAC and the Users’ Council of SIAC


Committee member of the China Arbitration Academy


Vice-President of the Sanya International Commercial Mediation Centre


Listed Arbitrator for the Langfang Arbitration Commission

Language Skills

Mandarin and English

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.