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World Law Congress

July 19-21, 2023

Partner Edward Tillinghast, leader of Sheppard Mullin’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice group, has been invited to serve on a panel at the World Law Congress’s Rule of Law: Chinese Perspective. The global legal event is an open forum in which heads of state, judges, academics, lawyers, activists, students and other international legal professionals convene to work cooperatively to strengthen and expand the Rule of Law and its institutions around the world.

Tillinghast’s panel will include discussion about:

  • Importance of Reliable Dispute Resolution Regime for International Trade and FDI
  • Rapid Development of Chinese Commercial Law During the Past 47 Years (after the Cultural Revolution)
  • Foreign Investment Law (2020)
  • Law of the People’s Republic of China on Enterprise Bankruptcy (2006)
  • New York Convention (1987)
  • Foreign Money Judgments Generally Not Easily Enforceable from Many Countries
  • Development of Judicial System and Geographic Consistency – A View From the Trenches
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • “Competing” Regimes: Singapore and Hong Kong

Tillinghast will be joined by panelists Jiankun, Li, Assistant Professor of China University of Political Science and Law; Lu Peiwei, Director of Beijing Yidu Law Firm, Former Procurator, of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of PRC; Jesus Campos Falcones, Responsible for the legal area at BB&CC Consulting China; Lin Tang, Professor of Law, University of International Business and Economics, China; Tong Qi, Professor, Associate Dean at Wuhan University of Academy of International Law, and Global Governance; Shenjian Xu, Professor, Dean of School of Juris Master, China University of Political Science and Law and Deputy Director of the Chinese Clinical Legal Educators. The panel is chaired by Jin Huang, Vice President of the World Jurist Association, Vice President of China Law.

The World Law Congress New York 2023 is the 28th edition of this two-day event. More than 250 speakers and more than 1,000 jurists from over 60 countries are expected to attend.

Read more about the event here.

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