China`s Three-Prong Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Tracks

Conference Program

Tuesday, November 29, 2016:

8:30 – 9:00       Coffee and registration (GLC Foyer)

9:00 – 9:30       Welcome and opening remarks (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Mr. Christopher Gane, Dean, Faculty of Law, CUHK
Mr. Julien Chaisse, Professor and Director of CFRED, Faculty of Law, CUHK
Ms. Lise Johnson, Head, Investment Law and Policy, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Columbia University
Mr. Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle, Lead, International Trade and Investment Policy, World Economic Forum (WEF)

9:30 – 11:00      Session I: What do China's global investments mean for China and the world? (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair: Mr. Julien Chaisse, Professor and Director CFRED, Faculty of Law, CUHK

  • Chinese Enterprises 'Going Global': Trends, Policy Support and International Implications
    Dr. Huiyao Wang, President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG), Beijing
  • China's Negotiations on Bilateral Regional and Multilateral International Treaties: Three Prongs in the 21st Century
    Ms. Hong Zhao, PhD, Vice president, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Beijing
  • Three Prong and Three Arbitrations: Commercial Arbitration, State-to-State Arbitration and State-Investor Arbitration
    Mr. Jingzhou Tao, Managing Partner, Beijing Representative Office, Dechert LLP
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Mr. Mario Ignacio Artaza, Chief, Banco Security & President, Chile Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce
    Ms. Sophie Meunier, Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Co-Director EU Program, Princeton University

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee Break (GLC Foyer)

11:30 – 13:00    Session II: Shaping a New International Investment Order? (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair: Mr. Lutz-Christian Wolff, Wei Lun Professor, Faculty of Law and Dean of the Graduate School, CUHK

  • China Foreign Investment in One Belt, One Road
    Dr. Ka Zeng, Professor, Department of Political Science, Director of Asian Studies, University of Arkansas
  • China's Role and Interests in Central Asia: Exploring the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    Mr. Manzoor Ahmad, Former Pakistan Ambassador and Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva
  • The Future of Investment: ICT Industry and the Internet of Things
    Mr. James Lockett, Vice President, Head of Trade Facilitation and Market Access, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret, Principal, Joubin-Bret Cabinet d'Avocats, Paris and Member, ICTSD/WEF E15 Initiative
    Mr. Li Ka-Yin, Consultant, AnJie Law Firm, Beijing; Fellow and Council Member, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors

13:00 – 14:30   Lunch break (GLC Foyer, by invitation only) 

14:30 – 16:00    Session III: China's Regional Investment Treaties: past, present and future treaties (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair: Ms. Lise Johnson, Head, Investment Law and Policy, CCSI, Columbia University

  • East Asian trilateral investment agreement
    Mr. Won-Mog Choi, Professor of Law, Director of the WTO Law Center, Ehwa Womans University and President, Korea Society of International Economic Law
  • RCEP: Learning from Past Chinese FTAs
    Mr. Heng Wang, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of New South Wales; Adjunct Professor, Southwest University of Political Science and Law
  • China and the TPP: Reactions and Potential Consequences
    Mr. William W. Burke-White, Deputy Dean, Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House, School of Law, University of Pennsylvania

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break (GLC Foyer)

16:30 – 18:00    Session IV: Chinese BITs over Time: a review of the latest treaties (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair: Mr. Chao Xi, Professor, Vice Chancellor's Outstanding Fellow, Faculty of Law, CUHK

  • The 2012 Canada-China Investment Treaty: Lessons for a U.S.-China BIT and beyond?
    Mr. Kyle Dickson-Smith, Senior Counsel, Canada/Australia
  • Do Vintage BITs sound better? China and Australia investment treaties 1988/2015
    Mr. Andrew D. Mitchell, Professor, Melbourne Law School and Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall and Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University
  • China's Practice and Recent Developments regarding IIA Balancing Mechanisms
    Mr. Matthew Levine, Research Fellow, Capital Markets Institute, University of Toronto
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Mr. Luke Nottage, Professor, School of Law, The University of Sydney
    Ms. Vanina Sucharitkul, Registered Foreign Lawyer (California), Herbert Smith Freehills

18:00 – 20:30 Reception (GLC Foyer)

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016:

8:30 – 9:00       Coffee and registration (GLC Foyer)

9:00 – 10:30      Session V-A: Toward a US-China Investment Treaty (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair: Ms. Lise Johnson, Head, Investment Law and Policy, CCSI, Columbia University

  • A US-China BIT: A New Chapter for Investment Liberalization
    Mr. Mark Feldman, Associate Professor, School of Transnational Law, Peking University
  • Chinese SOEs in the U.S. and the BIT negotiations
    Mr. Xinquan Tu, Professor and Deputy Director, China Institute for WTO Studies, University of international Business and Economics
  • AIIB, Silk Road and other Chinese led initiatives in the context of the US-China rivalry
    Mr. Joel Slawotsky, Professor, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzilya, Israel
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Mr. Kyle Dickson-Smith, Senior Counsel, Canada/Australia
    Ms. Ka Zeng
    , Professor, Department of Political Science, Director of Asian Studies, University of Arkansas

9:00 – 10:30      Session V-B: Opportunities and Challenges for Investment in China (LT3)

Chair: Mr. Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle, Lead, International Trade and Investment Policy, WEF

  • The Tax Factor: Chinese FDI and anti-tax avoidance measures
    Ms. Li Na, Lecturer, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai
  • The Nexus of Foreign investment and Trade in Services: Issues and Challenges for China
    Mr. Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum, Brussels
  • Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment
    Mr. Michael J. Enright, Sun Hung Kai Professor of Business, The University of Hong Kong
    Mr. Stephen Olson, Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation, HK
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Mr. N. Jansen Calamita, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for International Law, Research Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
    Ms. Yan Xu, Assistant Professor, CFRED, Faculty of Law, CUHK

10:30 - 11:00    Coffee Break (GLC Foyer)

11:00 – 12:30    Session VI-A: EU-China Bilateral Investment Treaty Prospects (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair:  Mr. Julien Chaisse, Professor and Director CFRED, Faculty of Law, CUHK

  • Integration by Stealth: How the European Union Gained Competence Over Foreign Direct Investment
    Ms. Sophie Meunier, Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Co-Director EU Program, Princeton University
  • EU-China BIT: A Roadmap of Drivers and Issues
    Ms. Flavia Marisi, Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, CUHK
    Ms. Qian Wang, Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, CUHK
  • The Inclusion of Investment Court System into the EU-China BIT: Problems and Implications for Investor-State Arbitration
    Mr. Chi-Chung Kao, Professor, National Quemoy University, Taiwan

11:00 – 12:30    Session VI-B: Investment Policy Trends and Key Issues for China (LT3)

Chair: Mr. N. Jansen Calamita, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for International Law, Research Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (tbc)

  • The Economic Impact of Chinese IIAs: New findings
    Mr. Rodolphe Desbordes, Reader, Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde
  • Models for Investment Treaties in the Asian Region: An Underview
    Ms. Amokura Kawharu, Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland
    Mr. Luke Nottage
    , Professor, School of Law, The University of Sydney
  • SOE Investments and National Security Concerns: Implications for China
    Ms. Lu Wang, Dual PhD Researcher, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, and School of Law, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Chinese SOEs and the international fraud & corruption regulatory system
    Ms. Susan Finder, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of Transnational Law, Peking University and Visiting Fellow, Centre of Chinese Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Mr. Rahul Donde, ‎Senior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
    Mr. Dini Sejko, Ph.D. Cand., Faculty of Law, CUHK

12:30 – 14:00   Lunch break (GLC Foyer, by invitation only)

14:00 – 15:30    Session VII: China and Investment Arbitration: Experience and Prospects I (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair: Mr. Heng Wang, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of New South Wales; Adjunct Professor, Southwest University of Political Science and Law

  • Investment Treaty Arbitration in Asia: The China Factor
    Mr. Matthew Hodgson, Partner, Allen & Overy, Hong Kong
  • The definition of a "foreign" investment or investor in China: new criteria or back to basics?
    Ms. Jane Y. Willems, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Tsinghua University
  • Use of Investor-State Dispute against China's Enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law: Belling the Panda?
    Mr. Sungjin Kang, General Counsel, Gymworld Inc., Seoul
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Mr. Mark Feldman, Associate Professor, School of Transnational Law, Peking University
    Mr. Dennis Cai
    , President of Policy and Compliance, Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Ltd

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break (GLC Foyer)

16:00 – 17:30    Session VIII: China and Investment Arbitration: Experience and Prospects II (Warren Chan Moot Court)

Chair: Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret, Principal, Joubin-Bret Cabinet d'Avocats, Paris and Member, ICTSD/WEF E15 Initiative

  • The scope of the dispute resolution clause in recent Chinese IIAs: a comparative analysis in light of recent jurisprudence
    Mr. Rahul Donde, Senior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
  • Systems of Control in ISDS and the Unique Tools of the State
    Mr. Patrick W. Pearsall, Chief of Investment Arbitration, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department State
  • Standing panels in investor-state arbitration
    Mr. Leon Trakman, Professor of Law & Former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
  • Lead discussants followed by Q&As
    Ms. Olga Boltenko, Counsel, International Arbitration Practice, CMS Hasche Sigle
    Ms. Manini Brar, Deputy Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration-Asia Office

17:30 – 18:00    Closing remarks

Mr. Julien Chaisse, Professor and Director CFRED, Faculty of Law, CUHK
Ms. Lise Johnson, Head, Investment Law and Policy, CCSI, Columbia University
Mr. Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle, Lead, International Trade and Investment Policy, WEF

 

End of the conference