The inaugural Tsinghua-UNSW Joint Research Centre for International Commercial and Economic Law (JCICEL) Conference will be held virtually on Monday 21 September 2020. The theme of this year's conference is "Law and Technology: International Regulations".
Discussions will be carried out from two broad perspectives: IP, commercial and dispute settlement, and trade and investment. Eight presentations from both UNSW Law and Tsinghua University have been selected to be presented at this conference, plus two keynote presentations from guest speakers.
With China’s opening-up and accession to the WTO, it plays an increasingly active role in the international economic legal order in terms of scale and speed. China's unprecedented rise requires research, teaching and social engagement to address complex legal issues in international commercial and economic law arising. The Tsinghua-UNSW Joint Research Centre for International Commercial and Economic Law (JCICEL) established in 2019 between UNSW Law and China’s Tsinghua University Law School. It aims to develop a group of world-leading researchers in the fields of International Commercial and Economic Law on general legal issues and China-specific issues.
About the Conference
International commercial and economic law is facing new challenges. These challenges range from dispute settlement and corporate law to technology and investment. This conference will bring together experts in different areas to discuss the cutting-edge issues and the future of international economic legal order.
Speakers and Presentations
Session 1: Opening remarks and Keynotes (11:00am-12:30pm AEST)
- Opening Remarks by Professor Andrew Lynch, Acting Dean, UNSW Law
- Opening Remarks by Professor Weixing Shen, Dean, Tsinghua University Law School
- Keynote by Professor Yuejiao Zhang, Tsinghua University, “An Appeal System in International Trade and Investment Dispute Resolution is Necessary”
- Keynote by Professor Douglas W Arner, University of Hong Kong, “Technology, Geopolitics and the Evolution of the International Monetary System”
Session 2: IP, commercial and dispute settlement (2:00pm-3:30pm AEST)
- Presentation by Associate Professor Alexandra George, Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre, UNSW Law, "Intellectual Property Regulations"
- Presentation by Associate Professor Shujie Feng, Tsinghua University, "Software Disruption as Unfair Competition: China’s Experience in Legal Regulation of Technical Behaviours"
- Presentation by Associate Professor Charlie Weng, Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre, UNSW Law, "Chinese Listed Dual Class Companies’ Sunset Rules Legislation Study"
- Presentation by Associate Professor Kun Fan, Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre, UNSW Law, "Judicial Mediation in China"
- Commentary by Associate Professor Guobin Cui, Tsinghua University
Session 3: Trade and investment (4:00pm-5:40pm AEST)
- Presentation by Dr Weihuan Zhou, Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre, UNSW Law, "Technology Competition and International Trade Regulation"
- Presentation by Mr Simon Lacey, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide, "Technological decoupling, system fragmentation and the breakdown in international economic cooperation"
- Presentation by Dr Lu Wang, Herbert Smith Freehills CIBEL Centre, UNSW Law, "FDI screening and the China‐EU investment treaty negotiation: balancing control and openness"
- Presentation by Dr Chunlei Zhao, Tsinghua University, "Exploration of the Dispute Settlement System in the Prospective China‐EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment"
- Commentary by Professor Weizuo Chen, Tsinghua University
Full agenda is available on CIBEL website.