Moser to Chair, Yeoh to Speak at Conference on Resolving Business Disputes in China

May 11, 2009

O'Melveny partner Michael Moser will chair "Resolving Business Disputes in Today's China," a conference co-sponsored by The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, of which Moser is Chairman, and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. The full-day conference will take place on May 11 at the Harvard Club of New York City, New York.

Moser will deliver opening remarks on "The China Disputes Explosion: The Other Side of the 'China Boom'," followed by a roundtable discussion in which dispute practitioners from China, Europe, and the US, including partner Friven Yeoh, will exchange views on arbitrating disputes with Chinese parties, looking at the issues such as:

  • China's arbitration institutions: Why arbitrate in China?
  • Drafting effective arbitration clauses
  • Provisional remedies and role of the courts
  • Chinese arbitration practice and procedures
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards

In Part II of the Arbitration Roundtable, Moser will moderate "Alternatives to Arbitration in China: Stockholm? Hong Kong? Taiwan? ICC?"

Other topics to be discussed include:

  • Mediating Chinese-Foreign Business Disputes. Mediation plays an important role in Chinese dispute resolution practice. This session examines mediation as a stand-alone procedure and the role of "med-arb" in China.
  • Litigating Claims in the People’s Courts. How do Chinese People’s Courts operate? How are law suits conducted? What kinds of disputes come to the courts? Can foreign parties win?
  • Investor-State Arbitration and China: The "New, New Thing"? Bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and China’s accession to the ICSID Convention now allow foreign investors to pursue claims directly against the Chinese government in certain cases.

The Harvard Club
35 West 44th Street
New York