Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

The Legal Aspects of the Environmental Component of ESG and Climate Change

27 May 2024 13:30 - 17:00
  • Member Price: Complimentary
  • Standard Price: RMB 150
  • In-person event

Direct and Indirect Impact of EU Law on Companies Involved in International Supply Chains

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Event details

BritCham Shanghai is delighted to co-host with the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (SingCham) for a sharing session to address the extraterritorial effects of climate/ environmental-related EU law for companies which surpass certain turnover thresholds in the EU or are involved in EU-related supply chains.

The event features as one of the Legal & Regulatory Committee’s knowledge-sharing events, inviting speakers to share insights on the most significant laws/ standards in the EU, and whether the enforcement of climate/ environmental-related contractual obligations throughout supply chains is best guaranteed by means of international commercial arbitration. The session includes the following two panels:

Panel – Session 1:

This panel will highlight some of the most significant laws/ standards in the EU with extraterritorial effects, including the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), the Deforestation Regulation and the Batteries Regulation. The panel will explore how these laws will trigger contractual obligations which will have to be contractually cascaded throughout supply/ value chains reaching small and medium-sized entities and companies being part of such supply/ value chains. Furthermore, the panel will share case studies involving multinationals such as BMW, Shell, Total Energies and RWE.

Panel – Session 2:

This panel will focus on dispute resolution-related issues which arise in connection with the breach of climate/ environmental-related obligations contained in supply chain contracts (including subcontracts, etc.). Panelists will share insights on whether international commercial arbitration is indeed the ideal means to resolve climate/ environmental-related disputes involving multiple and different parties, contracts, and supply chain tiers. The panel will also delve into the increasingly important topic of climate litigations.


For event attendees, if you have any prepared questions, thoughts, or insights that you would like to discuss during the event, kindly send an email to the BritCham Shanghai Event staff at yiwen.ling@britishchambershanghai.cn before 12 pm, 24 May 2024 to facilitate productive discussions.

The Speakers

Welcome Remark & Panelist – Session 1
Prof. Adolf Peter
Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
Welcome Remark
Jason Jia
Secretary General, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Shanghai Sub- Commission
Panelist – Session 1
Antony Crockett
Partner, Hongkong, HSF
Panelist – Session 1
Monica Sun
Partner, Mainland China, Latin America Group, HSF
Panelist – Session 1
Tracy Xie
General Manager E-mobility & Strategic Growth, Shell Mobility Asia, Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
Moderator – Session 1
Julia Zhang
Partner, HAIWEN & PARTNERS
Panelist – Session 2
Weina Ye
International Partner, Kewei, Mainland China, HSF
Panelist – Session 2
Kang Yanyi
Partner, ALLEN & GLEDHILL
Panelist – Session 2
Zheng HAN
PARTNER, JIN MAO LAW FIRM
Panelist – Session 2
Ameline Ho
Manager (Legal), Strategy & Development, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Moderator – Session 2
Bridge Zhao
General Counsel APAC, Smiths Group

Agenda

  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Arrival and Networking
  • 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm: Welcome Remarks
  • 2:10 pm – 3:25 pm: Panel 1 Discussion (including 15 minutes Q&A)
  • 3:25 pm – 3:35 pm: Break and Networking
  • 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm: Panel 2 Discussion (including 15 minutes Q&A)
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks and Networking
  • 5:00 pm: End of Event

* BritCham Shanghai serves the right to alter the above schedule at any time.

Notes:

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff Yiwen.Ling@britishchambershanghai.cn before 5 pm, 25 May. 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.

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CIETAC Shanghai Sub-Commission

CIETAC Shanghai Sub-Commission 16F, Century Link Tower 1, No. 1198, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

上海市浦东新区世纪大道1198号世纪汇广场1座16楼  贸仲上海分会

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