Dr. Fuyong Chen is the Deputy Secretary General of Beijing Arbitration Commission/ Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC) and the Vice-President of Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG). He is a qualified PRC lawyer with a LLB from China University of Political Science and Law, a LLM from Peking University and a PhD from Tsinghua University. Dr. Chen was a visiting researcher (2007-08) at the UC Berkeley School of Law and is a Research Fellow of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at Renmin University of China. Dr. Chen is the General Editor of Beijing Arbitration Quarterly and has published over ten journal articles on commercial dispute resolution, including “Striving for Independence, Competence and Fairness: A Case Study of Beijing Arbitration Commission”, in The American Review of International Arbitration, v.18/no.3. His dissertation titled “The Unfinished Transformation: An Empirical Analysis of the Current Status and Future Trends of China’s Arbitration Institutions” was awarded 2010 Beijing Excellent Doctoral Dissertation. Dr. Chen is also the co-author of Chinese Arbitration Law (LexisNexis 2015), China Arbitration Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell 2011), and International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives (LexisNexis 2016). He has extensive experience in handling various commercial disputes through arbitration and mediation and is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars.