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Strategies for Protecting Your ‘One Belt One Road’ Investment

Date, time & venue 
2017-05-10;6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, 9/F, HKIE HQ, Causeway Bay


Programme Highlights

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ policy is one of the most ambitious commercial strategies of recent times. Covering more than 60 countries, many with substantial infrastructure needs, the opportunities for both China and Hong Kong’s engineering and construction sectors are considerable.  


But with this opportunity comes risk – e.g.:


     unfamiliar (and often underdeveloped) legal systems,

     unpredictable behaviour by a host state, or

     unfair treatment towards a ‘foreign’ investor.


Understanding the risks, and planning from the outset, is key to protecting an investment. 


Bilateral investment treaties are agreements between two different countries regarding the promotion and protection for investors from the respective countries in each other territories. China has more than 130 in place around the world, and many are with Belt and Road countries.


Mr. Chan will look at:


     how bilateral investment treaties can help,

     understanding whether your investment is likely to be covered,

     how such treaties can provide access to international arbitration, and

     structuring the investment to gain protection from a bilateral investment treaty (with particular consideration for Hong Kong investors)


Mr. Chan will offer the audience a practical analysis and useful guide to managing legal risk when carrying out a Belt and Road investment.




Geoffrey Chan

Partner, Mayer Brown JSM


Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division. Please complete the on-line registration at Email registration will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email. For enquiries, please contact Ir Simon Ng at


CPD Certificate

CPD certificate will be issued to those who attend the seminar.


Remarks: (The talk will be conducted in English)

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