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School of Law hosts inaugural conference on Chinese and English Commercial Law organised by the China-Britain Joint Research Centre on Commercial Law (CBRCCL).

6 April 2016 |

School of Law hosts inaugural conference on Chinese and English Commercial Law organised by the China-Britain Joint Research Centre on Commercial Law (CBRCCL).

School of Law hosts inaugural conference on Chinese and English Commercial Law organised by the China-Britain Joint Research Centre on Commercial Law (CBRCCL).

On the 14th and 15th of March 2016 the School of Law hosted the inaugural conference on Chinese and English Commercial Law organised by the China-Britain Joint Research Centre on Commercial Law (CBRCCL). CBRCCL was launched in Shanghai on 19th November 2015 by the founding partners, the Centre for Business Law and Practice at the School of Law, University of Leeds together with the Institute of Economic Law at East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL). This new joint research centre is the culmination of several years of close collaboration between the School of Law at Leeds and ECUPL led by former Head of the School of Law, Professor Roger Halson who remarked that the Centre ‘provides a unique platform to promote comparative research between China and Britain in the commercial law field.’

The conference was opened by the Hon Lord Dyson, the Master of Rolls, who is the second most senior Judge in the UK and a former member of the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest appellate court , ECUPL Vice President Professor Gongyun Gu  and Professor Alastair Mullis the current Head of the School of Law at Leeds. Papers were then presented by academics from Mainland China, Hong Kong and the UK in three streams Commercial Contract law; Corporate Law and Financial Regulation. Keynote addresses were delivered by 5 speakers from Leeds and the same number from ECUPL. Conference participants included academics from Australia, South Africa and the United States. 

Professor Alastair Mullis, Head of the School of Law at the University of Leeds said ‘This is the first conference of its kind in the UK, and cements the School’s commitment to internationalisation and developing the collaboration with ECUPL’.

Both institutions are committed to holding a joint conference each year and plans are already underway for the 2017 conference which will be held in Shanghai.

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