UK-China Arbitration Summit


Dates: 10-11 June 2019 

Venue: The Crowne Plaza, 1 Kings Cross Road, London, WC1X 9HX

This unique event will bring together leading practitioners from the UK and China to discuss the latest developments in international arbitration in an Anglo-Chinese context. The Summit will also promote legal links and business between practitioners from both countries. 

The conference is aimed at senior representatives from leading law firms, chambers and arbitral institutions from China and the UK.

Confirmed speakers include:

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  • £380 + VAT for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF) and overseas attendees

  • £420 + VAT for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

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Special rate for Young Bar (Day 2 only)

Sessions will cover tips on building a China-UK practice and speakers will share key insight and views on what senior lawyers expect from younger lawyers. For barristers of seven years' call or less, there is an opportunity to join the Summit for a reduced fee. Please see pricing below:

  • £150 + VAT for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF) 

  • £180 + VAT for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

Young barristers wishing to attend Day 2 of the summit on that basis should contact

Further information

Contact Training and Events for more information on registering, visa application letters and sponsorship opportunities.

*Please note that, once your booking has been made, delegate registration fees are non-refundable although substitutions may be made at no additional charge. 

Please ensure your read the  terms and conditions before booking.



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AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999, AllBright Law Offices is one of the biggest full-service law firms in China providing comprehensive legal services and possessing advantages over our competitors in core practice areas.

Headquartered in Shanghai, AllBright has established 20 branch offices across Mainland China as well as one in Hong Kong and one in London. AllBright has established an association with Stevenson, Wong & Co. in Hong Kong and a strategic partnership with a leading international law firm, Bird & Bird.

While size is only one of many indicators of the success and resourcefulness of a law firm, AllBright has also established a good reputation among clients and peers by its professional services. AllBright has frequently been recommended by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Asian Legal Business, etc. Among its wide range of practices, AllBright has profound expertise in dispute resolution, especially in international arbitration.


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KWM Europe LLP (King & Wood Mallesons金杜律师事务所)

Recognised as one of the world's most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2,000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world KWM works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients. 

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, clients from all sectors rely on our experienced lawyers to resolve their most significant cross-border disputes. Our team is active in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, managing complex and novel matters. We supply clients with cross-office arbitration teams from our global network, so as to cover not just legal but also language and cultural aspects. 

Our arbitration specialists are recognised by clients and industry participants as being at the top of the field, with legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and the Global Arbitration Review ranking us amongst the top international arbitration practices

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Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm, providing a full business law service to leading global businesses and financial institutions. Our dispute resolution and litigation practice is one of the largest in the world, with experience of handling and resolving multi-jurisdictional mandates and international arbitration across all industry sectors. With over 150 dedicated arbitration specialists in London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Frankfurt, Houston, New York, Paris and Singapore we provide a strong global footprint for international arbitration expertise. This makes us one of the very few legal practices with the expertise and resources to assist clients from the outset of a dispute, through to enforcement of an award wherever in the world the dispute arises, whichever law governs it, wherever it needs to be enforced and whichever industry it concerns. 

Our lawyers are fluent in a number of languages and are very experienced in conducting their own advocacy; additionally, many often sit as arbitrators in high-value cases, demonstrating that the legal marketplace agrees with their legal interpretations. In addition a number of our lawyers hold or have held leadership positions in the world's major arbitral institutions.


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Thomas Cooper LLP

Thomas Cooper is an international law firm established in 1825 and specialises in Maritime, Trade and Finance law. We are experienced in advising on the law in key jurisdictions around the world, with offices in London, Piraeus, Madrid, Paris, São Paulo and Singapore. 

London, Paris and Singapore are all important arbitration and mediation centres, particularly for the resolution of commercial disputes. With offices in each of those jurisdictions, considerable arbitration experience and a personal approach, we have much to offer clients.

Our international experience is also called upon to oversee and assist in arbitrations and the enforcement of awards in other jurisdictions, such as Russia, India, Brazil and China. 

We are highly experienced in international arbitration matters. We have acted for a number of governmental bodies/agencies including Canada, Australia, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia and Cuba.