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Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Law and the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law (SRIICL) are pleased to announce that “China and International Commercial Dispute Resolution” International Workshop and Roundtable on International Commercial Law  is now open to application.

The event, which will be held during 10-15 May 2013 in Xi'an, China, is third of the Silk Road International Workshop and Roundtable Series on International Economic Law held annually between 2011 and 2013. The three workshops are dedicated to WTO law, international investment law and international commercial law respectively.


The event is open to:

1.      Graduate and undergraduate students in international commercial law or related subjects;

2.      Practitioners in international commercial law or related subjects.


Registration fee:

The standard registration fee is US$ 200.



The scholarship includes full exemption of the registration fee. Scholarships are granted on a merit basis. Applicants who wish to be considered for the scholarship should send a short letter giving reasons for application, along with other application documents.


Certificate of Attendance:

Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Law and the SRIICL award all participants to the programme who have regularly attended courses a Certificate of Attendance.



1.      Admissions would be granted on a basis of academic criteria and first-come-first-served basis.

2.      Application documents checklist:

(1)    A filled-out registration form (downloadable from;

(2)    A curriculum vitae;

(3)    A letter of recommendation from a professor of international law;

(4)    A short letter giving reasons for the application of scholarship, if applicable.

3.      Applicants are invited to submit the application documents electronically to

4.      Applicants are responsible for arranging their recommendation to be sent electronically to

5.      The closing date of the application is 10 April 2013. This closing date also applies to recommendation.

6.      Applicants would be informed of the results by email before 20 April 2013.


Visa application:

Please start the procedure at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country as soon as you receive your official admission letter from us. Visa fees shall be payable by the attendees.


Travel & Accommodation:

All costs incurred from travelling and accommodation shall be payable by the attendees. Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Law is not responsible for providing accommodation to attendees, but is pleased to provide necessary assistance in arranging hotel accommodation. The cost is approximately US$ 50 per person per night for single room, and US$ 25 per person per night for double room.


Tentative Curriculum:



Ewan McKendrick

Professor of English Private Law and Registrar, University of Oxford; Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall; Bencher of Gray's Inn

Specific Performance in International

Commercial Arbitration

Jürgen Basedow

Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and Professor of Law, University of Hamburg; Secretary-General, International Academy of Comparative Law; Co-Chair, Advisory Editorial Board, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law

EU Law in Chinese International

Commercial Arbitration

John Beechey

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

European Contract of Arbitration

Pierre A. Karrer

Hon. President Swiss Arbitration Association; Former Vice President, Stockholm Institute

Backstage in International Arbitral


Larry A. DiMatteo

Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida & Affiliated Professor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida.

Arbitration and Soft Law

Leon Trakman

Immediate Past Dean and Professor,  Faculty of Law, University of New South  Wales, Australia

The Significance of China in the Development of International Commercial Arbitration.

Carlos Matheus López

Professor of Law, University of Saint Martin of Porres and Pontifical Catholic University of Peru; Arbitrator, Lima Bar Association, Basque Court of Arbitration and Arbitration Court of Barcelona

Independence and Impartiality of

Arbitrators: A Comparative


Roger Halson

Professor of Contract Law, the University of Leeds

A Critique of the European Contract

Code ‘Project’

Andrew Johnston

Professor of Law, the University of Sheffield

Arbitration of Company Law Disputes:

Theory and Practice

Michael Ming Du

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

When Chinese State-owned Enterprises

Go Abroad: Challenges and Prospects

Qi Zhou

Lecturer, the University of Sheffield

Mediation in International Commercial

Dispute Resolution

Qiao Liu

Professor, Law School of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

CISG in Chinese Courts