2020 CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars Workshop

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The China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre held the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Young Scholars Workshop. The workshop offered a great opportunity for people to listen to scholars who are young but have great potentials in the legal study and profession on their research projects or thoughts that are related to the CIBEL field. 

This year's workshop had four 90-minute online sessions, each focussing on one or more research areas within the CIBEL field. 16 excellent speakers from some top institutes around the globe were selected to present at the workshop, including the University of Pennsylvania (US), University of Edinburgh (UK), University of Oslo (Norway), Trade and Fiscal Policy Division, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India), National University of Singapore (Singapore), University of Geneva (Switzerland), China University of Political Science and Law (China), just to name a few.

At each session, our experienced CIBEL members commentated on the presentations and asked questions. This was a good chance for law students and junior researchers to learn from their peers and to get some tips on doing research from senior scholars. 

Workshop topics and speakers

#1. Competition Law and Corporate Law (9.30am -11am AEST) Watch Online 

  • Ms Belle Qi Guo (UNSW Law“An Analysis of the Impact of the New Voluntary Disclosure on Continuous Disclosure in China: Foolproof or Full of Loopholes?”
  • Dr Roza Nurgozhayeva (Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan) “Corporate Law After COVID-19” 
  • Ms Shuo Yang (UNSW Law) “Reflecting on the accountability system of non-profit residential care institutions during the COVID-19 outbreak pandemic in China”
  • Dr Sin Chit Lai (University of Pennsylvania) “Deterrence of the three-track settlement system under Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance”
  • Mr Peicheng (Matthew) Wu (UNSW Law/Shanghai Jiao Tong University) "The Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement on the Civil Protection of Trade Secrets in China: Is it a Game-Changer?"

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#2. Arbitration and Dispute Settlement (11.30am-1pm AEST) Watch Online

  • Mr Lance Ang (National University of Singapore) "International Commercial Courts and the Interplay Between Realism and Institutionalism – A Look at China and Singapore"
  • Dr Mark McLaughlin (Singapore Management University/China University of Political Science and Law) "COVID-19 and The Singapore Convention: Have the Stars Aligned for Investor-State Mediation?"
  • Ms Hui Pang (UNSW Law) "Renewable Energy Investment and Climate Change Mitigation: Is The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism Ready for Public Interest Litigations?"
  • Ms Yue Zhao (University of Geneva) "Revisiting Chinese IIAs during the COVID-19 pandemic: Are public policy clauses a sufficient defence for emergency measures?"

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#3. Investment Law (2.30pm-4pm AEST) Watch Online

  • Ms Apeksha Chauhan (Trade and Fiscal Policy Division, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India) "Global FDI restrictions post COVID-19: Maintaining national security or deaccelerating Globalisation"
  • Ms Kehinde Olaoye (Chinese University of Hong Kong) "Force Majeure Clauses, Investor-State Contract Disputes and the Covid-19 Pandemic"
  • Ms Nicola Strain (University of Oslo) "Assessing emergencies before investor-state arbitral tribunals: BITs fit for purpose to address global health pandemics?"
  • Mr Swargodeep Sarkar (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) "India, Health-related Regulatory Measures, and Investment Treaty Arbitration – Can Police Powers Doctrine be a Knight in Shining Armor?"

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#4. Chinese International Business Law and Trade Law (4.30pm-6pm AEST) Watch Online

  • Associate Professor Huiqin Jiang (Zhejiang Sci-Tech University) "Levelling the Playing Field for Foreign Investors: What Needs to be Done in China?"
  • Assistant Professor Luyao Che (China University of Political Science and Law) “China’s Response to the “Market-Orientated Conditions” Proposal for the WTO Reform and its Implications in the Era of (Post-) COVID-19”
  • Mr Salvatore FP Barillà (University of Edinburgh) “EU-China trade and investment relations and COVID-19: old struggles and new challenges”

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