State of the Market

This session will give the attendees the opportunity to discuss topics relevant to the local, surrounding legal market and beyond.

It will take a closer look at the economic drivers affecting investment into the region. It will identify 'hot' sectors and industries, including any barriers to foreign investment and how the market views outbound transactions.

Our panellists will particularly focus on:

• The newly established China International Commercial Court
• The Guiding Cases System of the Supreme People’s Court
• The 1st Emergency Arbitration case in mainland China
• Pre-dispute arbitration being denied by the Supreme People’s Court
• The role of mediation within China’s litigation/arbitration framework

Time: 09:30 – 11:00



Eric Chow
Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Eric Chow is the founding member of Eric Chow & Co. in association with Commerce and Finance Law Offices.

Eric's practice focuses on corporate finance transactions including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, Hong Kong listing rules compliance matters and other commercial transactions. Eric has over 10 years of experience advising multinational, PRC and Hong Kong-based enterprises and investment banks on a wide range of corporate finance transactions.

Eric was also seconded to Morgan Stanley's Legal & Compliance Department in 2014-15, during which he mainly focused on the transactions in the Global Capital Markets/ Investment Banking Department. Prior to joining Commerce and Finance, Eric practiced law with a leading U.S. law firm in Hong Kong.



Qiang Cui
Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Mr. Cui’s practice focuses on commercial disputes. Mr. Cui has honed his expertise in handling large quantity of contentious matters concerning equity investment, real estate, construction and infrastructure, international trade, transport and logistics, intellectual property and non-performing loans. He has successfully represented financial institutions, multination enterprises and large-scale Chinese companies in numerous proceedings before Chinese Courts and arbitral tribunal under rules of CIETAC, HKIAC, BIAC and SHIAC, etc.

Mr. Cui obtained LLB from Peking University School of Law and LLM from University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Cui has PRC bar and NY bar.


Hao Yu
Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Mr. Yu practices in the field of commercial dispute resolution, mainly focusing on Chinese financial markets and corporate governance of public listed companies. He has represented many financial institutions, public listed companies and private equity funds in corporate takeovers and investment disputes. 

He also publishes articles in the fields of ESG to promote better governance and social responsibility of Chinese companies.


Fuyong Chen
Deputy Secretary-General
Beijing Arbitration Commission


Yani Jiao
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Shanghai Subcommission


Jiulin Zhang
Business Director of ESG Consulting
Infaith Consulting