2019 Annual Conference: Technological Change and the Future of International Economic Legal Order: China and beyond
2019 CIBEL Global Network Conference: Technological Change and the Future of International Economic Legal Order: China and beyond
The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, Faculty of Law, the University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW Law) called for papers to be submitted to the inaugural CIBEL Global Network Conference on China International Business and Economic Law: Technological Change and the Future of International Economic Legal Order: China and beyond on 1 May 2019, in Sydney, Australia.
About the Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre
UNSW Law’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 and strategic initiative to create research strength in the areas of international business and economic law of relevance to China, and UNSW Law was ranked the 14th best law school globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
About the CIBEL Global Network
The CIBEL Global Network will be a prosperous global community of researchers, practitioners, students and other stakeholders working in the CIBEL field. The Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre will develop, support and promote this network by:
- Holding an annual conference and PhD workshop, with conference awards and funding for PhD researchers and postdocs
- Supporting researchers, practitioners, young scholars, students and other stakeholders in this field through possible support such as funding and mentoring opportunities
- Circulating CIBEL Global Network emails (including events, Calls for Papers, opportunities, grants, funding information, and publications in this field, all collated from CIBEL Global Network members and beyond)
- Hosting a CIBEL Global Network Forum which will be established shortly on the CIBEL website www.cibel.unsw.edu.au, enabling members to post their publications, Calls for Papers, conference information, job openings, etc.)
- Organising joint events with members at their partner institutions
- Organising social and networking events for members
- Providing opportunities for network members to contribute to the possible books/journal issues of relevant publications arising from the Annual CIBEL Global Network Conference.
About the Conference
The conference was held at the UNSW Sydney CBD Campus. The program offered discussions of China-related international business and economic law topics across many disciplines via speakers and panels. Special events took place during the conference that include the CIBEL Keynote presentation, conference dinner and networking opportunities.
The Conference featured papers presented by eminent scholars, practitioners in private and public sectors and other speakers in the CIBEL field across the globe that will discuss cutting-edge issues from legal and cross-disciplinary perspectives, and from theoretical and empirical studies.
Topics of the Conference and PhD Workshop
The Conference considered abstracts in all disciplines of law, including cross-disciplinary legal studies, which have a significant focus on issues relating to China and international business and economic law that is understood its broad sense. We invite proposals on all aspects of international business and economic law related to China. Proposals that deal with multilateral, regional, and national issues that impact international trade, finance, investment, competition, business organizations, intellectual property and other relevant issues are all welcomed, along with theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers. Proposals can also address emerging issues such as (de)globalisation, digital currency, digital trade, trade war, just to name a few.
Panel Themes of the Conference
Panel proposals on any relevant topic were submitted alongside paper proposals. Colleagues from Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre facilitated discussions in the following areas, and additional panels were created based on submissions.
- China’s Approach to International Economic Legal Order – Associate Professor Heng Wang
- Competition Law – Professor Deborah Healey and Dr Rob Nicholls
- Business Organisations and Capital Market Law – Associate Professor Xiao-chuan Weng
- FinTech and Regulation of Digital Financial Services – Scientia Professor Ross Buckley
- International Intellectual Property Law - Associate Professor Alexandra George
- Trade Law – Dr Weihuan Zhou
- Investment Law – Dr Lu Wang and Dr Jonathan Bonnitcha
- Associate Professor Guobin Cui, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Associate Professor Haifeng Deng, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Associate Professor Henry Gao, School of Law, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
- Associate Professor Simin Gao, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Professor Haibo He, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Associate Professor Tianlong Hu, School of Finance, Renmin University (China)
- Dr Ruoying Chen, School of Taxation & Business Law, UNSW Sydney
- Dr Han-wei Liu, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University
- Associate Professor Manabu Matsunaka, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University (Japan)
- Hon. Assoc. Professor Suresh Nanwani, College of Law, Australian National University
- Professor Weixing Shen, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Associate Professor Zhaohui Shen, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Professor David Tan, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
- Professor Zhenmin Wang, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Dr. Wei Yin, School of International Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law (China)
- Associate Professor Chenying Zhang, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
- Professor Ciyun Zhu, School of Law, Tsinghua University (China)
Registration of the Conference
There was no charge for this event, however, registration was required.
Deadlines of the Conference
Paper Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) and/or Panel Proposals (of no more than 800 words) for the Conference and PhD Workshop were submitted for Peer Review before the deadline indicated below.
Applications were sent to email@example.com
- 28 February 2019 – Paper Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) and/or Panel Proposals (of no more than 800 words) submitted for Peer Review. Paper and panel applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 15 March 2019 - Notification of Acceptance by this date, selected applicants are expected to submit completed papers in by end of March
- 1 April 2019 – Conference schedule posted online
Awards and Funding
The conference had the following awards, which were announced and presented at the conference closing session on 1 May 2019:
- CIBEL Global Network PhD Scholar Prize awarded to the best article by a scholar who is pursuing but has not got a PhD degree on 1 May 2019
- CIBEL Global Network Young Scholar Prize awarded to the best article by a scholar aged 35 or under on 1 May 2019
- An official award certificate;
- The announcement of the award on the CIBEL Global Network webpage;
- An invitation for an extended and revised version publication in a book or a journal, if a post-publication agreement is available for this conference;
- AUD $1,000 (to be shared if the winning paper is co-authored).
The applicants for these prizes sent their draft papers to the selection committee before 28 February 2019 indicating that they will participate in the selection. The awards were conferred to the author(s) of a paper selected by the selection committee of the Conference.
Program of the conference could be downloaded below: