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Swiss Chinese Law Association Seminar on “Strategies and Ideas in International Negotiations



The Sino-Swiss Law Association’s seminar “Strategies and Ideas in International Negotiations” was held on February 21, 2021. The guest speaker of this event was Tang Xiaobing, former Counsellor of WTO Market Access Division, and the commentator was Yi Bo, Professor of Southeast University.

More than 20 delegates were invited to attend this seminar session. They included legal practitioners, industry representatives, and UN officials from well-known law firms such as Zhong Lun Law Firm, Zhongxing Energy, Zhong Book Law Firm, Denton Law Firm, Beijing Yingke Law Firm, Jincheng & Tongda Law Firm, Guangxi Huili Law Firm, etc.

By reviewing the history of 20 years of WTO accession, Counselor Tang Xiaobing discussed the negotiation methods and strategies in China’s accession to the WTO. By combining many short stories of China’s accession process and his experience in international organizations such as UNCTAD and WTO, he introduced and shared many strategies and methods in international and foreign-related negotiations. Next, professor Yi Bo discussed today’s challenges, opportunities, and strategies involved in foreign-related negotiations. Denton Law Firm senior partner Zhou zhengping and Guangxi Huili Law Firm lawyer Hu Jieni participated.

The Swiss-Chinese Law Association was founded in 2019 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. SCCL strengthens legal understanding and cooperation between Switzerland and China by promoting exchanges between lawyers, academics, public and private sectors in international investment, dispute resolution, M&A restructuring, public policy, and international organization relations. The goal of SCCLA is to become a global community, a global vision, and a global voice for Swiss and Chinese lawyers. With a membership of more than 160 members representing various professions from over 14 countries, SCCLA is also committed to advocating and building a more transparent and high-standard legal market and legal services system. Its publication, the Swiss-Chinese Law Review, is well known in the industry.