The Law Society has commenced a joint Business Environment Project in China

From 13 to 17 January 2020, as part of the Business Environment in China Project, the Law Society of England and Wales together with the Great Britain China Centre (GBCC), the China Britain Business Council (CBCC), the Bar Council and GovRisk undertook a scoping mission to China. The three year project managed and administered by PwC will consist of five strands, including a ’Women in Law’ component.

During the visit, the delegation met with a wide range of stakeholders including representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Justice, the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA), the Shanghai Bar Association, the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC), Herbert Smith Freehills, the National People’s Congress Legislative Affairs Commission (NPC-LAC) NPCLAC and Arbitral Women among others.

The delegation also had very fruitful discussions with the British Embassy in Beijing and the British Consulate in Shanghai. All the delegates are very grateful to them for all the support provided.