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CPD/CPT Course:
One Belt One Road:
How to Protect
Your Investment and
Use Arbitration?

Presented by
Prof. Julien Chaisse,
Professor,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

One Belt One Road: How to Protect Your Investment and Use Arbitration?
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Code: EVT000000150 Level: Intermediate
Date: 20 September 2016 (Tuesday) Language: English
Time: 14:30 - 17:45
(Reception starts at 14:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
(LSHK Allocated Number: 20162934)
SFC 3.0 CPT Hours
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Presenter's Profile:
Prof. Julien Chaisse

Professor Chaisse is an award-winning specialist in international economic law with particular expertise in the regulation and economics of foreign investment.  His research also covers other relevant fields, such as WTO law, international taxation and the law of natural resources.  Before joining the CUHK Law Faculty in 2009, Prof. Chaisse served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, and started his academic career in Europe.  Since then, Prof. Chaisse has been frequently being invited as a guest lecturer to many prestigious academies and universities around the world, including the Academy of International Investment and Trade Law, Columbia University, Brown University and Boston University (U.S.), Passau University (Germany) and Melbourne University (Australia) where he is a Senior Fellow to the Law School.

Professor Chaisse is an Arbitrator empaneled with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), the Shenzhen Arbitration Commission (SAC), and the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC).

Prof. Chaisse has authored a broad body of well-regarded and widely-cited articles on topics ranging from the rise of sovereign wealth funds, the regulation of foreign investment, and decision-making challenges facing the WTO, which have been published in the top refereed journals of international law.  In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements, Prof. Chaisse received the CUHK Research Excellence Award in 2012, and was appointed Director of the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development of our Faculty since 2013.

In addition to scholarly work, Prof. Chaisse has wide experience as a practitioner, and is engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international dispute settlement.  Apart from his frequently being interviewed by local and international media on current events and legal issues, Prof. Chaisse is also regularly invited to provide legal advice and training courses on cutting-edge issues of international economic law for international organizations, governments, multinational law firms and private investors, including the United Nations ESCAP and ITC, World Trade Organization, ASEAN Secretariat, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, numbers of European countries and ASEAN member states.

Course Objective:

The Belt and Road Initiative (or “One Belt, One Road” - OBOR) refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, a significant development strategy launched by the Chinese government with the intention of promoting economic co-operation among countries along the proposed Belt and Road routes.  The Initiative has been designed to enhance the orderly free flow of economic factors and the efficient allocation of resources.  It is also intended to further market integration and create a regional economic co-operation framework of benefit to all.  The Course will provide you with a detail account of the OBOR design, its implications for foreign investment projects, the international law applicable to them and the dispute settlement mechanisms that can be used.

Course Outline:
In this course you will have an opportunity to:

  • Identify the international applicable to OBOR projects,
  • Identify the drawbacks to litigating in either home or host state courts,
  • Consider why arbitration is often viewed as an attractive alternative to litigation in domestic courts,
  • Identify the advantages investor-state disputes settlement holds over state-state dispute settlement,
  • Consider the appropriate source of those rules - national law, international law, non-binding codes of conduct, rules in arbitral institutions,
  • Consider the importance of designating a place of arbitration, because in a non-ICSID case the law of the place of arbitration will govern the amount of assistance that local courts will give the arbitration and the applicable set-aside rules.

This course is jointly provided in partnership with:  Kornerstone Limited
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