31May 18

International Arbitration without Frontiers

Beijing, China, • English and Chinese (Mandarin) with simultaneous interpretation

The ICC International Court of Arbitration and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) are organizing their 4th joint conference to discuss what efforts have been made to create an environment for international arbitration without frontiers and how such efforts have benefited the disputing parties in China and beyond.


Arbitration is not necessarily international when physical and psychological boundaries are in place. The difference between legal systems and traditions, the variation of understanding and practice, or even the use of different languages and dialects may create boundaries in international arbitration and thus lead to challenges for arbitral institutions to provide internationalised arbitral services to their clients.

Who should attend?

In-house counsel, legal practitioners, arbitrators and academics interested in the field of dispute resolution.


09:00-09:30Welcome address
09:30-10:45Session One: Judicial Approach to International Arbitration


1. Issues arising in the enforcement of foreign interim measures

2. The validity and enforceability of international and domestic arbitral awards

3. The judicial perspective on “Particular Arbitration” in Free Trade Zone

10:45-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:15Session Two: ICC & CIETAC Elements in International Arbitration


1. Institutional arbitration in cases with foreign seat

2. The integration of arbitration and mediation/conciliation in ADR

3. Steps taken by the  Chinese arbitration community in the developing Chinese arbitration market.

14:00-15:15Session Three: Construction/ Infrastructure Disputes in International Arbitration


1. Expedited procedures/ Emergency arbitrator in construction arbitrations.

2. Third parties, joinders and consolidation of arbitration issues in construction arbitrations

3. Use of a Dispute Review Board in International Construction Projects

15:15-16:30Session Four: Third Party Funding


1. Latest developments of TPF

2. TPF in Asia

3. Conflict of Interests in TPF

*The programme may be subject to changes.


Mohamed Abdel WahabProfessor, Cairo University, Egypt; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Sam BoylingPartner & Joint Head of Office, Pinsent Masons, Beijing
Mingchao FanDirector, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, Shanghai
Tom FuPartner, Mayer Brown JSM, Beijing
Cheng-Yee KhongAssociate Investment Manager, IMFBENTHAM, International Litigation Funding, Hong Kong
Song LuProfessor, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
William OngPartner, Allen & Gledhill, Singapore
Vivian RamseyJudge, Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore
Kim RooneyArbitrator & Barrister, Gilt Chambers; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
Hongyu ShenJudge, Supreme People’s Court, Beijing
Hong ShiPartner, Fangda Partners, Beijing; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
Wei SunPartner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing
Jingzhou TaoManaging Partner, Dechert LLP, Beijing; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Chengjie WangSecretary General, CIETAC, Beijing
Wenying WangSecretary General, CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center, Hong Kong
Fan YangDirector, CIETAC, Beijing
Friven YeohPartner, Sidley Austin LLP, Hong Kong

Logistical notes


China World Summit Wing

No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, China

Travel and accommodation:

Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.


For Registration, please kindly send following information: i) name; ii) company; iii) position; and iv) email address to 0531conference@cietac.org by 25 May 2018.

  • Mingchao Fan
  • Director, ICC Arbitration & ADR, North Asia

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