The Evolution of ADR Services for Inbound and Outbound Investment: The Chinese Perspective

The Evolution of ADR Services for Inbound and Outbound Investment: The Chinese Perspective

Presented By: JAMS & The Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center

About the Event
Evening seminar discussing the evolution of ADR services in China and the use of ADR services by Chinese Companies anywhere in the world. Two high ranking Chinese Judges will be participating in this event.

Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Monday, October 16, 2017
5:15 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

Fordham University School of Law
150 W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023

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Program Details

Opening Comments

  • 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.
    Partner, Dentons
  • Edward G. Baldwin, Esq.
    Partner, Baker & McKenzie


Enforcing Judgements in Cross Border Disputes

  • Hon. Elizabeth Hazlitt Emerson
    Commercial Division New York Supreme Court




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