Second CBLJ Forum to be held in Shanghai


Following a successful Beijing conference in April, India Business Law Journal’s sister publication, China Business Law Journal (CBLJ), will be hosting the CBLJ Forum 2019 (Shanghai) at the city’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on 12 November 2019.

This time, the forum’s theme will be “Seizing Cross-Border Opportunities – Managing Global Risks”. In the midst of global geopolitical uncertainty, in-house counsel at companies engaged in cross-border businesses face formidable challenges. The CBLJ Forum will address these challenges, as well as current opportunities, in the areas of cross-border business and investment. The event will also provide a platform for thought leadership and the exchange of ideas and business solutions between Chinese and international business leaders and legal professionals.

The one-day forum has a packed programme consisting of four morning and eight afternoon sessions. The Shanghai forum is co-hosted with Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, Benchmark Chambers International and the Shanghai Equity Exchange Centre, in association with exclusive media partners Sina Finance and Lvdao, and special partner LAW+.

Well-known humanities and finance observer Qin Shuo will be the keynote speaker. Qin is the founder of the Commercial Civilization Research Centre of China and “Chin@Moments”, a new media company that covers economics, finance and business.

The event is expected to be attended by approximately 400 general counsel and other senior executives from Chinese and international companies, including listed companies and financial institutions, as well as well-known entrepreneurs and senior partners of leading Chinese and foreign law firms.

Topics for the forum’s morning programme include:

  • How should companies deal with the trade war?
  • Fundraising and cross-border investment
  • Risk management and dispute resolution strategies for outbound investments
  • Belt & Road: Analysis of investment projects

The afternoon programme consists of eight sessions split between three halls, and includes:

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Overseas listing strategies
  • Dispute resolution: Shareholder disputes and private equity
  • Financing strategies for growth enterprises
  • Data compliance and GDPR
  • Contemporary issues and challenges facing in-house counsel
  • Eastern Europe session
  • Southeast Asia session