To coincide with the UK-China Economic Financial Dialogue (EFD), the Law Society has teamed up with the Great Britain-China Centre and Renmin University to hold a fringe event in Beijing on 21 September 2015. The event will showcase UK legal expertise by focusing on the application of English law in trade and investment.

Date: 21 September 2015

Venue: the Centre for Common law, Law School of Renmin University, Beijing, China

English law and its international application, especially for trade and investment, is of strong and growing interest to the international legal community.

The Law Society of England and Wales, in partnership with the Great Britain-China Centre and Renmin University, will host a seminar at the Centre for Common law to promote the value and principles of the English legal system.

This seminar sets out to explore the practical applications of English law in international transactions involving parties from both common law jurisdictions and civil law countries such as China, with a particular focus on how English law can be applied to the benefit of international investment and trade.

This high level event will feature participation from senior legal services stakeholders and UK government as part of the EFD programme. We are expecting an audience of around 120 private practitioners, academics and in-house lawyers to attend. 

Speaking opportunity

Chinese and UK practitioners and legal experts are being invited to speak. 

If you are interested in joining a panel to showcase UK legal expertise in this market, please register your interest with Sonam Khan at who will send you a speaker application pack.

The deadline for submitting applications is 3 September 2015

Seminar structure

A one-day seminar with two morning and two afternoon sessions followed by an informal evening reception.

The sessions will be practical, business-orientated and participatory, led by legal practitioners.

  • Opening remarks by senior figures from both the UK and Chinese sides
  • Session one – Panel discussion on Introduction to English law 
  • Session two –  Panel discussion on the application of English law in international business
  • Session three – Panel discussion on resolving international disputes in London using English Law
  • Session four – Panel discussion on English law education and training 
  • Closing remarks by UK Minister (tbc)
  • Networking reception

If you have any queries please email Sonam Khan