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Southampton Law School academics attend Maritime Arbitration Symposium in China

Published: 23 November 2016

In November 2016, Southampton Law School academics Professor Filippo Lorenzon , Professor James Davey and Dr Jingbo Zhang attended the Sino-UK Maritime Justice and Maritime Arbitration Forum in Xiamen, China; a symposium on Maritime arbitration organised by the Supreme Court of the Republic of China. The conference was called to discuss the relationship between the English and Chinese legal systems in the mutual recognition of arbitral awards in light of London’s place as the global centre for maritime arbitration. The University of Southampton was the only British University to be invited for presentation, emphasising its predominance in maritime law

The event was held in Xiamen, China, and other attendees included judges from the Chinese Admiralty Courts and the UK LMAA Chairman and Arbitrators. Professor Davey presented a paper on arbitration and the doctrine of precedent and Professor Lorenzon discussed current trends in interpreting maritime contracts.

The event was hosted by senior members of the Chinese judiciary, including members of the Chinese Supreme Court and the maritime courts of Xiamen, Shanghai, Wuhan, Ningbo and Guangzhou. It was sponsored by the British Consulate General in Guangzhou.

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