Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

Investment Conditions, Sino-European Joint Ventures and Dispute Resolution between Chinese and European Parties

21 Nov 2023 13:30 - 18:30
  • Member Price In-person: RMB 80
  • Non-member Price In-person: RMB 160
  • Member Price Online: RMB 50
  • Non-member Price Online: RMB 100
  • In-person event
  • Online webcast

Investing in China and the EU/UK, companies’ practical insights and arbitration as the ideal means of dispute resolution

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Event details

The British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai’s Legal and Compliance Committee is delighted to host a hybrid sharing to address in-bound/out-bound investments and arbitration-related issues. The event will feature the following two panels:

PANEL 1: Investment Conditions in China and Abroad

In this panel, high-level company representatives and partner-level representatives from international law firms, each with extensive experience in China and abroad, will share valuable insights on investment conditions in China, the EU and the UK.

Regarding investment in China, the panel will delve into critical issues including:

  • Sino-European joint ventures
  • Establishment and administration of wholly foreign-owned companies
  • Special conditions in Chinese Pilot Free Trade Zones, such as corporate tax reductions
  • Details about the “Negative Lists for Foreign Investment Access”

In relation to investments abroad, Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in the EU with a focus on the EU FDI Regulation and M&A-related issues will be addressed. Investment conditions in the UK will in particular highlight the situation for Chinese investors.

PANEL 2: Dispute Resolution between Chinese and European Parties

This panel will focus on the specific requirements for and pitfalls in relation to arbitration agreements between Chinese and European parties. The panel will also highlight differences and requirements for arbitrations seated inside or outside of China. Another focus will be on arbitration-related specifics in the context of Sino-European joint venture agreements and entities (Chinese Supreme People’s Court’s foreign-related contract criteria, applicable laws, etc.), complex multi-party arbitrations involving consolidations and joinders of additional/third parties and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in China.  The panel will discuss these issues from the perspective of legal practitioners, academics, companies and both Chinese and international arbitration institutions.

Offline entry includes coffee & tea.

Panel 1 Speakers

Manoj Mehta
CEO of Naked Group (Sustainable Luxury Resorts in China)
Kevin Leung
Director Business Development North East Asia, cargo-partner
Dr. Thomas Ruhm
Managing Partner, Fieldfisher Vienna Office
Jun Huang
Deputy General Manager of Legal Department, Sinar Mas Paper (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Jianlin Ni
Partner, Dentons
Bingguang Yu
Senior Partner, Allbright
Prof. Adolf Peter
Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

Panel 2 Speakers

Yang Guang
Deputy Secretary General, Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC)
Prof. Adolf Peter
Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
Cunyuan Zhang
Director and Head China, Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC)
Bridge Zhao
General Counsel, Smiths Group
Zijin Yu
Deputy Counsel, HKIAC Arbitration Team
Dr. Alice Meissner
Partner, Fieldfisher Vienna Office


  • 1:30 pm-1:45 pm: Arrival and Networking
  • 1:45 pm-2:15 pm: Welcome remarks and signing ceremony with SHIAC
  • 2:15 pm-4:00 pm: Panel 1: Investment Conditions in China and Abroad (including 30 minutes panel discussion/Q&A)
  • 4:00 pm-4:20 pm: Networking Break
  • 4:20 pm-6:00 pm: Panel 2: Dispute Resolution between Chinese and European Parties (including 30 minutes panel discussion/Q&A)
  • 6:00 pm-6:30 pm: Networking Session

*The Chamber reserves the right to alter the above agenda at its sole discretion.


  • For online attendees, the webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password around 12 pm, 20 November. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.
  • In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff before 12 pm, 20 November 2023. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.


BritCham Shanghai might take photos from the event and post these on its communication channels (for example website, newsletter and social media platforms) in order to create awareness of these events. By attending this event you consent to British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai taking and using such photos as described above.

To take any professional photography or video of the event, please inform the secretariat in advance, including:

  • Proposed content at least 3 working days before planned release date;
  • Proposed dates for post event release through the BritCham media channels;
  • Ensure all speakers have written confirmation.

Refer to Appendix IV Video and image Capturing and Media Usage Guideline

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Shanghai International Aritration Center (SHIAC)

21F, Block B, Phase 1, Qiantan World Trade Center, No. 5, Lane 255, Dongyu Road, Pudong New Area


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