UNSW Law & Justice’s Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre is the largest centre in this field outside China. It is a long term strategic initiative to further develop research strength in the areas of international business and economic law of relevance to China in the twenty-first century.
In 2018, Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms, came on board as the major sponsor of CIBEL. As a leading global law firm with deep expertise in international economic law and understanding of China’s dynamic business environment, corporate culture and regulatory and political landscape, Herbert Smith Freehills is the perfect partner for this initiative.
The Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre has recruited nine top Chinese international economic law (IEL) academics to join UNSW Law & Justice to research and teach in the CIBEL area. This makes CIBEL a leader in teaching, offering many courses on various aspects of Chinese international business law. Through the core group of IEL academics and other CIBEL participants’ work, the Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre seeks to advance understanding and debate on Chinese IEL through wide-ranging research programs, publications and ongoing education initiatives. Reflecting its location at UNSW in Sydney Australia, the Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre also teaches about CIBEL matters directly relevant to the Australia-China international economic law relationship.
Events organised by the Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre include workshops, seminars, conferences, roundtables and keynote addresses.