The Inaugural UK-China Arbitration Summit

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The Bar Council, with huge support from the International Committee and the Bar Council China Interest Group, organised the inaugural UK-China Arbitration Summit in London from 10 - 11 June 2019; the first event of its kind.

The event coincided with the 29th Bar Council China Training Scheme and the first ever Senior Lawyers Training Scheme, and brought together leading Chinese and UK practitioners for a two-day conference in London.

Over 100 delegates, from both China and the UK attended the conference, which included high-profile discussions on the following topics:

  • Court support for arbitration: the English approach, the rise of the emergency arbitrator in China, and enforcement
  • Avoiding disputes and achieving an early exit from disputes: dispute boards and mediation in a (future) post-Singapore Convention world
  • Regulation, ethics and soft skills in arbitration: cultural differences and potential tactical (mis)use of conflicts and other rules
  • Choosing Chinese arbitral institutions for international disputes:  An option to consider?
  • UK-China legal co-operation on international disputes: cross-border expectations and experiences of UK and PRC lawyers. What can we do better?
  • How to develop a China-UK practice and inter-generational collaboration between lawyers in both the UK and China: tips from senior lawyers and comments from junior lawyers.

The conference boasted an impressive line-up of speakers which included:

According to delegates, the high quality of speakers and moderators, and the chosen topic panels made the conference a great success.

We would like to say special thank you to our event sponsors All Bright Law, Norton Rose Fulbright, Thomas Cooper Law for their support of this event.

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