China: 7th International Arbitration & Regulatory Forum ― Shanghai

  • Shanghai Local Time
     July 5, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This will be conducted in English and according to Shanghai local time. 

Legal Plus is back to Shanghai on 5 July for the annual event, China: 7th International Arbitration & Regulatory Forum ― Shanghai.  

Join us to learn the lastest update and trends in arbitration, crypto disputes, competition law and corporate crime from a group of local and international speakers. Through presentations and discussions, you will be able to interact with speakers and fellow legal professionals to enhance and update your knowledge.  Topics be be discussed includes Construction & Energy Disputes, ESG, Enforcement of Awards, Cypto, Cyber Security, Cartels and many more.  It will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions to legal household names in the region, network and create business opportunities, meet & greet and make some new friends!

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  • Opening Address
    Wang Weijun, Secretary General, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center)
  • 1st Keynote Session: Recent Developments in Global International Arbitration & Its Effects to Chinese Companies
    Jingzhou Tao, Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers
  • 1st Grand Panel: Enforcement of Awards — Regional Focus and Important Updates in 2024
    Moderator: TBC
    • Pardeep Khosa, Partner, Morgan Lewis
    • Md. Imam Hossain, In-House Counsel, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation
    • Dr. Ling Yang, Deputy Secretary-General and Head of China Relations, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • M&A Disputes in China & Asia — Issues to Consider in 2024
  • Infrastructure Projects: Challenges & Disputes
    Nagla Nassar, Senior Partner, Nagla NassarLaw
  • Construction Disputes — Through the Looking Glass in Asia
    Julian Cohen, Arbitrator, Resolution Chambers International
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Med v Arb v Negotiation – The Arbitrators/Mediators Toolbox in 2024: Different Regions & Industries = Different Best Outcomes?
    Moderator: TBC
    • Gary Gao, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
    • Dr. David Fong, Barrister & Mediator, Harcourt Chambers
  • 3rd Grand Panel: Shareholders, Stakeholders & Director Disputes with Chinese & Foreign Companies — Best Practices to Protect the Company
    Moderator: • TBC
    • Jon Nicklin, Director, Beijing, Accuracy
    • James Kwan, Partner, Hogan Lovells
    • Amy Wen Wei, Counsel, CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
    • Xu Suosheng, Director of Cooperation and Development Department, Shanghai International Arbitration Center
  • Rise of Crypto & Digital Disputes and Regulations: China & Asia Focus
  • 2nd Keynote session: EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation and Chinese Companies
    Conor Quigley K.C., Serle Court Chambers
  • 4th Grand Panel: Anti-Trust Law — Compliance & Regulatory Issues with Chinese & Foreign Companies & Merger Control & the Digital Era
    Moderator: Adrian Emch, Partner, Hogan Lovells
    • Conor Quigley K.C., Serle Court Chambers
  • China — Cyber Security & Export Data Privacy — Effects to China & Asian Companies in 2024
    Pascal Jiang, Partner, Beijing Dacheng Law Offices, LLP (Shanghai)
  • Anti Bribery & FCPA Updates for Local & International
  • 5th Grand Panel: Fraud — Risks in 2024 in China & Asia Outbound Investment Risks, Technology’s Role (Good & Bad) & Internal Investigations


Michael D. Lee, Chairman
Founder, Michael Lee Chambers
Michael D. Lee is the Founder of Michael Lee Chambers. He is a dynamic and accomplished independent international arbitrator, mediator, and consultant with a distinguished career in dispute resolution. Recognized for expertise in international commercial arbitration and mediation, with a deep understanding of the rules and procedures of leading arbitration institutions. Proven track record in managing complex cases and providing effective solutions. Committed to upholding fairness, efficiency, and integrity in all aspects of dispute resolution.
Wang Weijun, Opening Address
Secretary General, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center)
Ms. WANG Weijun, Secretary-General of Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center), Vice President of Shanghai Arbitration Association, Vice Chairman of Permanent Forum of China Construction Law (PFCCL). Ms. Wang is listed arbitrator of several arbitration institutions with senior experience in handling over 1000 arbitration cases. She actively promotes the development and innovation of arbitration mechanism by establishing China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Court of Arbitration and CAJAC Shanghai Center, promulgating Free Trade Arbitration Rules, and launching the international aviation arbitration mechanism etc. Ms. Wang is the member of the Shanghai Law Society Arbitration Law Research Association and Aviation Law Research Association and serves as part-time graduate tutors in Fudan University, East China University of Political Science and Law etc. Ms. Wang is listed in the Shanghai Young Talent Pool of Jurisprudence and Law.
Jingzhou Tao, Keynote Speaker
Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers
Jingzhou Tao is an independent arbitrator based in Beijing. He is an avocat à la Cour de Paris. He has more than 38 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies for the negotiation of hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, joint venture contracts, international construction contracts, production sharing agreements, etc. He has acted as counsel, co-arbitrator, chair and sole arbitrator in more than two hundred international arbitration proceedings before major international arbitration institutions such as ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, BAC, etc. He is a member of the advisory boards of CIETAC and HKIAC, the expert committee member of Chinese International Commercial Court of Chinese Supreme Court. He is a special-invited professor of law in Tsinghua University Law School. He sits in the Editorial Board of Global Arbitration Review. He has published several books about Chinese arbitration and mergers and acquisition in English and French.
Conor Quigley K.C., Keynote Speaker
Serle Court Chambers
Conor Quigley KC, practices law from Serle Court Chambers, one of London’s leading commercial barristers’ chambers. He specializes in European Union law, in particular concerning competition, commercial, trade and tax law. Conor is widely regarded as the leading expert at the English Bar in the law of EU state aid and subsidies control. He is the author of the leading textbook, European State Aid Law and Policy, now in its 4th edition (2022) and is also co-author and general editor (with Suzanne Rab) of Hong Kong Competition Law (2016), (both books available from He regularly advises UK governmental and public authorities, major multinational groups, and other interested parties, and has acted in some of the leading EU law cases over the last 30 years before the European Court of Justice, the UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and High Court. Conor accepts appointment as arbitrator in international disputes, in particular concerning international trade, state aid and subsidies, competition law and environmental issues. He is listed in the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre and has been appointed an ad hoc sole arbitrator by IATA. In 1991 Conor became a member of the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, when he was appointed a Fellow in EU Law at Lady Margaret Hall. Since 2008, he has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law. He has also held visiting posts at the College of Europe, King’s College London and the International Tax Centre, Leiden University. He is also a Visiting Professor in Practice at the LSE since 2022.
Adrian Emch, Moderator — 4th Grand Panel
Partner, Hogan Lovells
Adrian Emch began developing his understanding in competition/antitrust law while at university. After graduation, he first worked at the Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) at the European Commission, and then spent several years in private practice in Brussels focusing on European Union competition law. In July 2008, Adrian made his second move back to China, which was just a month before the country’s Anti-Monopoly Law came into force. Since that time, Adrian has had the privilege of witnessing and actively participating in shaping the development of China’s nascent antitrust regime. As a fluent Mandarin speaker and with his experience as lecturer at Peking University and Shanghai Jiatong University, Adrian smoothly navigates business and legal communities from both the West and China. Adrian’s experience covers all aspects of competition/antitrust law, including merger control, cartel/abuse of dominance investigations, and antitrust counselling. Adrian is the National Vice Chair of the Legal and Competition Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.
Julian Cohen
Arbitrator & Barrister, Resolution Chambers
Julian has 30 years of specialist experience of heavyweight international, and domestic, disputes. Sums in dispute in his cases vary from small to in excess of USD 2 billion. In addition to acting as counsel, he also regularly sits as an arbitrator. Julian has over 10 years’ experience in the MENA region, including 2 years based full time in Dubai, and an ongoing long-term commitment to the region. Julian has been involved in projects and disputes in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Benin, Sierra Leone and Mali. Julian was called to the Bar in England & Wales in 1990. He was with Pinsent Masons’ Construction Disputes practice in London and Hong Kong from 1993 to 2009. He left Pinsent Masons as a partner in 2009, and was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 2010. Julian is particularly well known for his heavy weight practice in relation to the Construction and Engineering sectors, the Energy, Oil and Gas sectors and International and domestic arbitrations.
Dr. Nagla Nassar
Senior Partner, NassarLaw
Dr. Nagla Nassar is Senior Partner at NassarLaw which was established in 1885. She graduated from Cairo University and Trinity College where she got her M. Litt and has an LL.M from Harvard University as well as a PhD from Geneva University and the Diploma of The Hague Academy in Private International Law. Before joining NassarLaw in 2004 she practiced in several jurisdictions and is a member of several bars. She was with the ICSID Secretariat and is a member of different arbitration forums including being a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Council Member of the ICC World Business Institute. She has many legal publications analyzing critical legal problems and is abreast of current issues. With many years of experience both as corporate counsel and arbitrator she has acted on behalf of many major multinationals and Egyptian entities. Also, Dr. Nassar is appointed frequently as an arbitrator and has chaired many tribunals.
Pardeep Khosa
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Pardeep Khosa has a broad practice focusing on commercial and civil litigation, international arbitration, and corporate crime and investigations. He has advised and acted for high-profile clients including governments, statutory boards, listed companies, and high net-worth individuals in high-value, complex, and multijurisdictional disputes relating to construction, engineering, infrastructure, shipping, oil and gas, and civil fraud. Pardeep also handles corporate/shareholder disputes and cases involving disputes relating to banking and financial services, professional negligence, public and administrative law, and employment law. Additionally, he has acted for high-profile clients in numerous defamation lawsuits. Pardeep regularly appears before the Singapore courts and has been involved in international arbitrations under various institutional arbitration regimes, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
James Kwan
Partner, Hogan Lovells
James Kwan is an International Arbitration partner who leads the International Arbitration practice in Hong Kong. He is a member of Hogan Lovells’ International Arbitration Global Steering Committee leadership team. He specialises in technology, private equity, energy, and life sciences disputes. He has a range of international experience, having represented clients in arbitrations in Asia, the U.S., Middle East, and Europe under the major institutional and ad hoc rules, such as ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, LCIA, AAA, DIAC, and UNCITRAL. James has also sat as arbitrator and rendered awards in HKIAC, ICC, and DIAC arbitrations, and in addition is on the CIETAC, LCIA, SHIAC and KCAB and AIAC panels. James is a solicitor advocate with Higher Rights of Audience before the Hong Kong courts. James sat as a Temporary Judicial Registrar in the High Court of Hong Kong in 2023 and will be sitting as a District Judge in 2024. James is widely recognised as a leading individual in International Arbitration by major legal directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Arbitration Lawyers, Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?, Benchmark Asia Pacific: Arbitration, Global Law Expert and named one of Asian Legal Business’ Hot 100 Lawyers of 2008 and 2011. James was also recognised as one of Asian Legal Business’ Asia Super 50 Dispute Lawyers of 2023. He was named in the 2024 edition of Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Arbitration, and in the Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist - Hong Kong Region. James is the author of a chapter in The Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance Commentary and Annotations, Sweet & Maxwell, 2015 (2nd edition); Arbitration in China: A Practical Guide, Sweet & Maxwell, 2004; and co-editor of Construction Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide, 2015, Wolters Kluwer.
Jon Nicklin
Director, Beijing, Accuracy
Jon is a Director in Accuracy’s Beijing office specialising in litigation support and forensic accounting. He initially trained at a top 10 accounting firm in the UK. He then spent time at a boutique consulting firm in London before joining the forensic accounting team of a Big 4 accounting firm in Shanghai. Jon has provided advice and support across a variety of sectors, primarily in the Greater China region, including Automotive, Tourism & Hotels Energy, Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture. For litigation and arbitration matters, he has worked on primarily on HKIAC matters but also on SIAC, ICC and ICSID arbitrations.
Gary Gao
Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Mr. Gary GAO is the Partner and the Head of Compliance & Regulatory Department of Zhong Lun Law Firm. Gary is a skilled litigator and arbitrator with over 28 years experiences handling complex, cross-border arbitration, litigation as well as sophisticated commercial disputes. He has represented clients in commercial arbitration before the ICC, HKIAC, SHIAC and other arbitral institutions. He has rich experience in international arbitration, litigation and mediation, familiar with the strategic planning of dispute resolution in multiple jurisdictions, the collection, screening and rules of proof of cross-border evidence production. In particular, Gary is good at dealing with disputes involving corporate equity, partnership private equity investment, procurement contracts, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, insurance claims, etc., and often acts as an expert witness on Chinese law in international litigation or arbitration proceedings. Furthermore, Gary also provide legal advice on Chinese substantive and procedural law to foreign clients or international law firms. In addition, Gary has served as arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under HKIAC, SHIAC, SHAC and other arbitral institutions, and is included in the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s List of Arbitrators, the LCIA Database of Arbitrators, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s Panel of Arbitrators, the List of WIPO Mediators and Arbitrators, the Shanghai International Arbitration Center’s List of Arbitrators and the Shanghai Arbitration Commission’s List of Arbitrators.
Md. Imam Hossain
In-House Counsel, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation
Md. Imam Hossain is In-House Counsel of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation, Head of Chamber of IDCLA and Director & Assigned Arbitrator of DIAC. Mr. Hossain specializes in International Investment and TNC, Law in Development, Cyber Security Law, International Investment Tax Law, International Banking Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Company Law, Maritime Law, Service Matters and Public International Law. Mr. Hossain has worked on cases representing both government and private clients in litigation and arbitration matters. He also advises clients on investment structuring for treaty protection, as well as on the development.
Dr. David Fong
Barrister & Mediator, Harcourt Chambers
Dr. David Fong is a member of the Harcourt Chambers. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2013, registered as a Foreign Legal Affairs Attorney (Taiwan Region) in 2021 and as a Greater Bay Lawyer in 2023. In 2012, he graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Master LLM (Maritime and Transportation Law) (Distinction). In 2020, he graduated from the East China University of Political Science and Law with a LLD degree. Dr. Fong predominately practices in the civil area (including maritime, commercial arbitration, mediation, and litigation), and has been appointed and instructed on numerous occasions as counsel and arbitrator in different references. He has been appointed as a commercial mediator since 2008. Before being called the Hong Kong Bar, Dr. Fong had over 15 years of working experience as a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant (Non-Practicing).
Amy Wen Wei
Counsel, CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
Amy’s practice focuses on complex transnational disputes, particularly international commercial and investment arbitration. She has worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris and New York, and has extensive experience advising and representing multi-national and stated-owned enterprises, listed companies, states, governmental and public entities and institutions. She has advised clients and worked on high-stake arbitration cases under the rules of ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, LCIA, SCC, JCAA, SHAC, THAC, ICSID, ICDR, DIS, and ad hoc UNCITRAL. Her clients come from a wide range of jurisdictions and industries, including the lifescience and biotech, green energy, finance, and aerospace sectors. Amy is a Registered Foreign Lawyer based in Hong Kong and is qualified in the State of New York (USA) and Paris (France). Trained in both common law and civil law jurisdictions, she holds degrees from Harvard Law School and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.), cum laude. She is fluent in Chinese, English, and French.
Dr. Ling Yang
Deputy Secretary-General and Head of China Relations, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Dr Ling Yang is the Deputy Secretary-General of HKIAC and Head of China Relations. Prior to joining HKIAC in January 2018, Ling was an Associate Professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) where she taught international arbitration for nine years. From 2016 to 2017, Ling was a visiting professor at the Boston University School of Law. Ling has published widely on issues of international dispute resolution and arbitration. Currently, Ling serves as Executive Editor-in-Chief for the Shanghai International Arbitration Review. Ling also serves as an adjunct professor at ECUPL and the School of Translational Law at Peking University (STL). In addition, Ling was an observer at UNCIRTAL Working Groups on arbitration. Ling is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a panel arbitrator of several leading arbitral institutions including but not limited to the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration(ACICA), Bejing Arbitratin Commission (BAC/BIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB International), Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) and Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC). Ling was a full-time judge at Pudong District People’s Court in Shanghai from 2013-2014. Ling obtained a PhD in 2009 and an LLM in Private International Law in 2006 from Wuhan University International Law Institute. In 2008, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Aix-en-Provence Marseille III. Ling speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, and basic French.
Suosheng Xu
Director of Cooperation and Development Department, Shanghai International Arbitration Center
Ms. Xu Suosheng is the Director of Coopration and Development Department of Shanghai International Arbitration Center(SHIAC). Ms. Xu has accumulated extensive experience in arbitration case managment. Since joining SHIAC in 2012, she has managed nearly 800 arbitration cases. Starting in 2017, she assumed the role of the Head of Business Development Department, leveraging her wealth of experience in business expansion and international cooperation. Currently, Ms. Xu serves as the arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC) and the mediator of CCPIT Shanghai International Commercial Mediation Center (SHIMC). In addition, she is also the Deputy Dean of the Permanent Forum of China Construction Law (PFCCL) Academy and the adjunct professor of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE).
Pascal Jiang
Partner, Beijing Dacheng Law Offices, LLP (Shanghai)
Pascal Jiang is a partner of TMT Practice Group in Dacheng Shanghai office. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients from Telecommunications, Media and Technology sectors, covering Internet information service, e-commerce, IT equipment and service, software, big data analysis, cloud computing, chip, blockchain, self-driving and new energy car etc. He excels at assisting foreign and Chinese investors to design appropriate investment and cooperation structure for making market entry in highly regulated sectors in China, improve the cooperation arrangements with partners, as well as protect key intellectual property. He has deep knowledge and practising experience on China’s data protection and cybersecurity compliance matters. He has started to work for Chinese clients on outbound investments since 2008 and has the special focus on mining and natural resources sectors. He also advised foreign clients for dispute resolution in Chinese courts and major arbitration centres such as CIETAC and SHIAC.

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