October 16, 2017
The Evolution of ADR Services for Inbound and Outbound Investment: The Chinese Perspective
Presented By: JAMS & The Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center
About the Event
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
- Christopher Poole
- Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley
Director, ADR & Conflict Resolution Program, Fordham Law School
- Zhiwen Wang
Chairman, China-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Evolution of ADR Services in China
Mediation has been utilized in China for millennia. With the significant growth in both inbound and outbound foreign direct investment, commercial mediation is emerging as a more formal, codified tool for dispute resolution in cross-border contracts in China. This panel will discuss the changes taking place in the Chinese legal system and how a full range of alternative dispute resolution options can be utilized by local and foreign investors to resolve commercial disputes. These changes will provide options for Chinese companies as well as foreign companies that invest in China.
- Geoffrey Sant
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney and the Chinese Business Lawyers Association
- Hu Shihao
Director-General, Steering Office for Judicial Reform of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China
- Yin Yonglei
Chief Judge, Civil Divison No. I of the Shanghai High People's Court of the People's Republic of China
- Zhang Wei
Director, The Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center
Dean of Kai Sheng Mediator Academy
- Peter Corne
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Chinese Companies and ADR Services Around the World
China's non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) was over US$183billion (¥1.22 trillion) in 2016, making China the second largest source of investment worldwide. China remained the largest investor in the least developed countries. This unprecedented growth and the diversity in outbound investment, particularly in the developing world, has brought with it legal exposure in a growing variety of jurisdictions. This panel will explore how Chinese companies can leverage alternative dispute resolution tools as a more familiar way to avoid local courts around the world and resolve disputes quickly, efficiently and most importantly, in a way that maintains strong business relationships.
- Ambassador (Ret.) David Heubner
- Robert Davidson, Esq.
- John J. Hay, Esq.
- Edward G. Baldwin, Esq.
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Enforcing Judgements in Cross Border Disputes
- Hon. Elizabeth Hazlitt Emerson
Commercial Division New York Supreme Court