10 AugBRI-TNLF Webinar on Investment Treaty Arbitrations Involving Chinese Parties
On August 8th, the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) and Transnational Law Frontiers | 跨国法学前沿 jointly presented a webinar introducing investment treaty arbitrations involving Chinese parties, especially from a practitioner’s perspectives. Zongyao Li (Associate, Shearman & Sterling) introduced four generations of Chinese investment treaties and their respective features. Zongyao also presented the existing five investment cases where China acts as a respondent and seven investment arbitration cases initiated by Chinese investors. Zongyao provided a deep case analysis of Beijing Urban Construction Group v. Yeman by examining the four jurisdiction objections raised by Yemen and introduced the tribunal’s decisions and their reasoning. Yueming YAN (Global PhD Fellow, SIDRA) moderated this webinar. The panellist and attendees engaged in a lively discussion on many interesting topics, such as roles of China’s international commercial courts (CICCs), disputes settlement mechanisms under the BRI context, and China’s contribution and attitudes towards ISDS reform.