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Date(s) - 28 Mar 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Peninsula Beijing


The 18th annual In-House Congress Beijing attracted a much larger proportion of state-owned enterprises than in previous years and started off with a speech by Chen Fuyong on investor-state arbitrations as incorporated in the new rules of the Beijing International Arbitration Centre. Our panel discussion was kicked off by docQbot and Zhonglun’s Robert Lewis, who compellingly illustrated the sheer number, quality and power of ‘smart’ products available to both in-house and also private practice teams — in terms of both software and artificial intelligence. Our technology panel focused on practical topics relating to contract management and how technological change in the consumer and stakeholder space is dictating change in the legal department. The challenge of retaining the right people and motivating people throughout the team — as well as the new emphasis on mixed-discipline teams was also explored. The day’s workshops explored investment opportunities in South Africa and Vietnam, and also looked at some hot-button issues with sessions on sanctions and export controls, the new cybersecurity law regime, the new foreign investment law draft and also dispute resolution.

Our sincere thanks go to AnJie, Christodoulou & Mavrikis, Clyde & Co, Debevoise & Plimpton, Fenxun Partners, Latham & Watkins, Llinks Law Offices, LNT & Partners, Mintz Group, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Beijing Arbitration Commission, Hughes-Castell and SSQ for their support.



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