Asia FDI Forum III - May 11-12, 2017, Hong Kong

China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?


Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the CUHK's "Asia FDI Forum III" which will be held in Hong Kong on 11-12 May 2017.
Two global economic powers: the European Union (EU) and the People's Republic of China (PRC) started negotiating in 2014 what could be the largest Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) ever concluded.  A BIT between the PRC and the EU will cover the investment activity of two billion people, easily making it one the most influential international investment treaties in the world. Standards will be set and lines drawn for the future investment cooperation due to the leading role both parties have played in the global spread of BITs.

The Asia FDI Forum III will gather top academia, government, company and civil society practitioners on 11-12 May 2017 in Hong Kong, who will discuss regional investment trends, highlight specific features of China's and EU's investment treaties and policies, and explore the various legal and policy implications that the treaty currently under negotiations between them will have.

Organized by the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and Tsinghua Law School; with the support of UNCITRAL, World Economic Forum, Institute of European Studies in Macao, and DotTrademark, the Asia FDI Forum III will host a comprehensive discussion on the PRC-EU negotiations for an investment treaty, where attentive analysis and new proposals will both emerge.

Attendance is free of charge but is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Seats are limited. Early registration is encouraged.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on 11-12 May 2017 in Hong Kong.

  • Mr. Julien Chaisse, Professor, Faculty of Law & Director of the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • Ms. Teresa Cheng, Professor, School of Law, Tsinghua University
  • Ms. Lise Johnson, Head, Investment Law and Policy, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Columbia University 

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