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Two events were organised in London to launch the Forum in April 2011: a reception at the Guildhall and a Conference on CIETAC arbitration held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Guildhall Reception
The Corporation of London kindly hosted a Reception at the Guildhall on 14 April. Guests representing the City of London, law firms and many others with an interest in China were present at the well –attended reception in the Guildhall’s magnificent Livery Hall. Addresses on the Forum were delivered by Mr. Mark Boleat (read speech) on behalf of the Corporation; Mr Yu Jianlong (read report) on behalf of CIETAC; and Mr Anthony Connerty (read speech) on behalf of the Forum.

CIETAC Conference
The Guildhall Reception was followed on 15 April 2011 by a Conference held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Russell Square, London (IALS).

The conference Programme (see programme) was entitled “The Ins and Outs of CIETAC Arbitration”. The conference was organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, CIETAC and the IDR Group. IALS was a supporting organisation and the conference was sponsored by Clifford Chance. Click here to read the conference news item.

Click here to see details of forthcoming seminars in News and Events.