WALKING THE NEW SILK ROAD EU Conference – China economic-legal relations and dispute settlement in context

WALKING THE NEW SILK ROAD EU Conference – China economic-legal relations and dispute settlement in context

Venue: Tas vezér u. 3-7., Budapest 1113
Date: 15 November 2022

The legendary “Silk Road” was once a 6500 km long caravan track that linked China with the Roman Empire. It functioned as a crucial trade route that carried valuable goods and ideas between the two great civilizations and allowed a highly lucrative commercial relation to develop and flourish. One of the major objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013 is to revive this ancient legendary route as well as the business opportunities it used to offer. The highly ambitious BRI undertaking aims to improve the physical and digital infrastructure along the old “Silk Road” in order to promote economic co-operation and enhance trade and investment flows inter alia between European States and China. With estimated investments of 900 billion USD, the BRI’s implications range across economic, geopolitical and legal dimensions.

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium, in cooperation with the European Chinese Arbitrators Association (ECAA) and the Hungarian Arbitration Association (HAA), is proud to host the “Walking the New Silk Road” conference to address and explore some of the many complex economic and legal implications of the BRI, as well as the role and importance of dispute prevention and resolution in relation to the BRI strategy between Europe and China.

The conference will take a cross-cutting approach to these issues and bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors as well as academia. It will kick off with a morning research seminar on the narrow but timely topic of insolvency and arbitration. The afternoon plenary session will explore the current state of play in EU-China relations as well as the BRI’s many implications, opportunities and challenges in regards to business relations, trade and investment regulation and dispute settlement.

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Mathias Corvinus Collegium

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