A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
The Future of U.S.-China Commercial Dispute Resolution
The USC Gould/JAMS Arbitration Institute present distinguished panel of international arbitration experts for a timely and stimulating discussion.
What does the future hold for U.S.-China dispute resolution? The recent past has seen a marked change in the tenor of U.S.-China relations and of China-Hong Kong relations, and the global pandemic has accelerated these changes. Some in the international business community are re-calibrating the trade-offs between cost efficiency and the risk of disruption in global supply chains. We are also witnessing a pause in investment and trade flows between the world's two greatest economies. What impact will these changes have on the arbitration and mediation of disputes between U.S. and P.R.C. parties? Will parties entering into new contracts change their dispute resolution preferences? What challenges and opportunities do these recent events and trends present to leading Asia based arbitration venues, and to companies and their counsel? Join our distinguished panel of international arbitration experts for a timely and stimulating discussion.
Moderator: Cedric Chao, Arbitrator & Mediator, Chao ADR PC – San Francisco
- Gary Born, Chair, International Arbitration Practice, Wilmer Hale – London
- Dr. Fuyong Chen, Deputy Secretary General, Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC) – Beijing
- Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) – Hong Kong
- Amb. (ret.) David Huebner, Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS – Los Angeles
- Lim Seok Hui, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) – Singapore
- David W. Rivkin, Partner & Co-Chair International Dispute Resolution Group, Debevoise & Plimpton - New York
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