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  • EDINBURGH Event Introduction
    The Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC) and the Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC) are pleased to invite you to the 2018 Edinburgh Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, which will take place in Edinburgh on 22 June 2018. This well-established and prestigious annual event, based on the report Commercial Dispute Resolution in China: An Annual Review and Preview (2018), will bring top experts from China and the UK together to present and discuss topics in various aspects on the developments of commercial dispute resolution in China. Since 2013, The BAC/BIAC has compiled annual reports to present reviews on commercial disputes revolutions in China and has successfully hosted a series of Summits in Paris, Hague, Frankfurt, Cologne, Zurich, Vienna, Hong Kong, etc. This event is also a platform where practitioners, stakeholders and industry observers can gather together to exchange views on practical and academic focus.
    Guest Speakers
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    Fuyong Chen
    Brandon J Malone
    Andrew Mackenzie
    Nigel Cooper QC
    Xuehua Wang
    Zhi Zhang
    Hew R Dundas
    Qiang Cui
    Graham Boyack
    Ning Fei
    Michael Davison
    Wolf von Kumberg
    Peter Cameron
    Weihua Zhang
    Richard Power
    Sarah Grenfell
    Xianfeng Zhou
    Janey Milligan
    Pieter Bekker
    Xiuming Tao
    Zhi Bao
    Roy Martin QC
    Gavin Denton
    Annabelle Ewing
    Commercial Arbitration and Third Party Funding
    Commercial Mediation
    Energy Dispute Resolution
    Construction Dispute Resolution
    Investment and Finance Dispute Resolution
    Group Photo
    Cocktail Reception
     
    EDINBURGH Event Agenda
     
    08:30-09:00
    Registration
    09:00-09:15
    Welcome Address

    Dr. Fuyong Chen, Deputy Secretary General, Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC)

    Mr. Brandon J Malone, Chairman, Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC)

    Mr. Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC)

    09:15-10:30
    Session I: The Overview of Arbitration and TPF Practice in the PRC

    Moderator:

    Mr. Nigel Cooper QC, Barrister, Quadrant Chambers

    Speakers:

    Dr. Xuehua Wang, Partner, Beijing Huanzhong & Partners

    Mr. Zhi Zhang, Partner, V&T Law Firm

    Commentators:

    Mr. Hew R Dundas, Hon. Vice-President, Scottish Arbitration Centre

    Mr. Qiang Cui, Partner, Commerce & Finance Law Offices

    10:30-10:45
    Coffee Break
    10:45-11:45
    Session II: The Overview of Commercial Mediation Practice in the PRC

    Moderator:

    Mr. Graham Boyack, Director, Scottish Mediation

    Speaker:

    Mr. Ning Fei, Partner, Hui Zhong Law Firm

    Commentators:

    Mr. Michael Davison, Partner, Hogan Lovells

    Mr. Wolf von Kumberg, Managing Director, Global Resolution Services Limited

    11:45-12:45
    Session III: The Implications of COC, Take-or-pay, Price Review and Other Customary Energy Contract Clauses under Chinese Contract Law

    Moderator:

    Prof. Peter Cameron, Director, Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee

    Speaker:

    Mr. Weihua Zhang, Vice president & General Counsel, United Energy Group Limited

    Commentator:

    Mr. Richard Power, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP

    12:45-14:00
    Networking Lunch
    14:00-15:00
    Session IV: Latest Development in Construction Law in the PRC

    Moderator:

    Ms. Sarah Grenfell, Partner, CMS

    Speaker:

    Dr. Xianfeng Zhou, Partner, JunHe LLP

    Commentator:

    Ms. Janey Milligan, Former Chair, RICS

     

    15:00-15:15
    Coffee Break
    15:15-16:45
    Session V: The Overview of Private Investment and Finance Disputes in the PRC

    Moderator:

    Mr. Pieter Bekker, Founding Director, Dundee Ocean and Lake Frontiers Institute and Neutrals(DOLFIN)

    Speakers:

    Dr. Xiuming Tao, Partner, JunZeJun Law Offices

    Mr. Zhi Bao, Partner, Baker McKenzie FenXun.

    Commentators:

    Dr. Johanne Cox, Assistant Professor of Law, FCIArb

    Mr. Roy Martin QC, Founding Chairman, Scottish Planning Local Government and Environmental Bar Group

    16:45-17:00
    Closing Remarks

    Moderator:

    Mr. Gavin Denton, International Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong

    Speaker:

    Ms. Annabelle Ewing, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, The Scottish Government

    17:00-18:00
    Cocktail Reception
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    Organizing Committee Tel:+86 010 6566 9856、+86 010 6566 9854
    Organizing Committee Email:annualreport@bjac.org.cn ,Post Code:100022
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