Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Seminar: Arbitration in China (Seattle)

The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and the Washington State China Relations Council are putting on a presentation on arbitration in China on June 23rd in Seattle. Further details are available here. The blurb is as follows:

China has been wildly successful at attracting foreign capital investment and related trade deals. However, the perception among many foreign investors is that China's legal reforms and institutions are not impartial in contractual disputes with Chinese parties or as sophisticated as foreign laws and courts when addressing complex legal disputes. As a result, foreign investors are requiring that contractual disputes with their Chinese counterparts be resolved by means of mediation and, if that fails, international arbitration outside of China using an agreed upon set of rules and procedures. Please join us for a discussion on recent Chinese legal reforms, the New York Convention and the most common forms and forums for international arbitration utilized by foreign investors in China, as well as several model dispute resolution provisions taken from agreements involving investment in and trade with China.

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