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‘Driving Forces Behind Belt & Road Initiative’ seminar at AIAC on 13 August 2019

At the recent ‘Driving Forces Behind Belt & Road Initiative’ seminar jointly hosted by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), China International Economic And Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Malaysia China Legal Cooperation Society (MCLCS), Mr Lam Ko Luen, our Head of International & Domestic Arbitration department, was invited to speak in a panel discussion titled “The Role of Arbitration in the Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from China and Malaysia”. The session was moderated by Mr. Loh Chang Woo and the other panellists were Mr. Brad Wang, Mr. Choon Hon Leng and Mr. Jerry Zhang. Mr. Lam and his fellow panellists discussed the importance of arbitration in respect of Belt and Road disputes as well as practical considerations, such as cultural differences and enforcement of arbitral awards. The panel discussion was followed by the signing of an MOU by AIAC and CIETAC to cooperate and promote the use of arbitration in the region.