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Founded by SCLA in Geneva, Switzerland

Since its founded by the SCLA in Geneva in 2019 SCLA’s Global Forum has run over 25 sessions. Topics covered include investment arbitration, intellectual property, sports arbitration, the Belt and Road Initiative and trade secret protection.


Hermann Knott, SCLA Global Forum Reporter, Former  Chairman of IBA Law Firm Management Committee, Partner of KUNZ Law.

The SCLA Global Forums is a leading global legal forums.  




2021 Chinese-European Legal Leaders’ Investment and Enterprise Forum

Date 9 May, 2021.
The 2021 China-Europe Investment and Legal Leaders Forum, jointly organized by the SCLA and the Shenzhen Lawyers Association Belt and Road and Foreign Legal Professional Committee, was held in Nanshan, Shenzhen. The event was co-organized by KKG Law Firm, Chigbu Global Tax Planning Company, and Xunmei Technology Plaza. More than 150 well-known lawyers in the industry and senior managers of large enterprises in various industries from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xiamen, Sichuan, Hunan, Zhejiang and other parts of the country, as well as relevant government agencies and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Arbitration institutions participated in the event.

SCLA Law Firm Management – The Future Of Legal Practice Global Forum

Date: 30 October, 2020. Speakers: Hermann Knott, Partner at Andersen (Germany), Doran Doeh, Barrister at 36 Stone (United Kingdom), Zhengping Zhou, Senior Partner at Dentons (China), Peter Wood, Partner at Withersworldwide (United Kingdom); and others. Topics include Covid-19, Challenges or Opportunities, Law Firm in Expansion, Conflicts and Challenges (Zhenping Zhou), “Right” Size of the Law Firm (and Chambers): Future for the Big and Small?, Collaboration for the future: The Greater Bay Area in China (Szeto Wai Sun), Futures for Young Lawyers.

SCLA Regulatory Environment Global Leaders Forum

Date: 31 July 2020 Topics WTO Multilateral Trading System and COVID-19 (Xiaobing Tang), Trade and foreign investment Post-COVID19 in the US (Ricardo Ampudia), Developments in African Competition Law and their impact on cross border transactions, the signatory event of partnership between SCLA and Lex Africa (Pieter Steyn), and more.

SCLA Global Forum on Data Protection

Date: September, 2020. Topics: Compliance with State and Federal law on Data Protection in the US (Alfred J. Saikali), Navigating the Increasingly Important and Complicated Regulatory Hurdles of Data Protection & Privacy and Cybersecurity in China (Jianmin Dai), Impact of Data Protection laws on M&A (Amrit Mehta), Data Protection and Litigation: An African Case Study (Godson Uochukwu), Geopolitics Discrimination in the Global Enforcement of the Sanctions (Philip Hackett QC), Data Protection at the Global Supply Chains (Şafak Herdem).

SCLA Global Forum on Force Majeure

Date: July, 2020.
Speakers: Hussein Haeri, Angelika Zoder, Clarisse Von Wunschheim, Jia Hui, Yi Bo, Peter Ruggle, Yue Huang, Eduardo Benavides, and others.
Topics: Force Majeure and Frustration of Contracts: A Common Law Approach ICC Force Majeure Clause 2020, Force Majeure & Dispute Resolution, The Impact of Covid-19 Epidemic as Force Majeure on Chinese Companies Under International Trade Contracts, The Newest Spc’s Judicial Guiding Opinion of Application of Force Majeure Ruled in Extraterritorial Law by People’s Court in China, How Does the Force Majeure Influence the Industry?, Force Majeure and Aviation Industry, Force Majeure in Latin American Industry.

One Belt One Road And New Opportunities

Date: 31 January, 2020.
Topics: Compliance and regulatory issues when Chinese enterprises go out to One Belt One Road countries and areas (Gary Gao), One Belt One Road and Corporate Social Responsibility (Kolja Roman Targan), M&A by Chinese Parties in Switzerland: Deal Challenges and Legal Advices (Jacques Bonvin), One Belt One Road and Financial Derivatives and Legal Services (Naiquan Zheng), The Cultivation of China’s Foreign-related lawyers under the Background of Belt and Road Initiative (Bo Yi).

Third Party Funding In Arbitration Report

Date: June, 2020.
Speakers: Phillip Wimalasena, Caroline Duclercq, Chen Jian, Lucien William Valloni, Antonio R. Parra, Koorosh H. Ameli, Jern-fei Ng, and others. Topics Third-party Funding in Times of Corona, French Perspective and Icc-practice on Third-party Funding, China and Cietac Perspective of Third-party Funding, ICSID-arbitration, Third-party Funding and Financial Assistance in Investment Arbitration, Third-party Funding in International Commercial Arbitration.

Digital Arbitration Global Online Forum

Date: 29 May, 2020 Topics The Reality of the New Virtual (Peter J. Pettibone), Witness testimony by videoconferencing and protocols for video hearing (Chan Leng Sun), Art of Advocacy Strategies and Behaviour in Online Arbitration (Ricky Diwan QC), The Latest Development and Future of Online Arbitration in China (Dr Chen Jian, Vice Secretary General, China Academy of Arbitration Law), Virtual Hearings: A Perspective Based on the Experience of US Courts (John M. Barkett), Current development in the UNCITRAL Working group (Koroosh H. Ameli).

International Sports Arbitration Online Forum

Date: 30 March, 2020.
The SCLA held its third SCLA Global Forum. The main content of this forum was a discussion of arbitration in sports, Anti-Doping Rules, the Sun Yang case and other events from various perspectives.

International Legal Directory in Practise Forum

International Law firm directory is a form of directory which focuses on lawyer and law firm listings. Joining legal directories is one of the simplest and most effective ways for attorneys to grow their online presence while building links at the same time. Law firm and lawyers directories can help to boost the visibility of the law firm, generate new leads and to enhance the law firms’ online reputation and authority. Meanwhile, researches revealed that the business scale of the directories, which involved a business of over 250 Million USD, and whether are legal directories worth the investment? Are those directories will create the concrete business opportunities? Whether those directories will create a different impacts between those regional and international law firms? From a practical perspective, how to apply to be listed to those law firm directories? The forum reporter of this forum is Dr Hermann Knott.

SCLA African Investment and Dispute Resolution Global Forum

Date: September 2021.
SCLA held the 22nd SCLA Global Forum- African Investment and Dispute Resolution Global Forum. During this forum we focused the investment and dispute resolution mechanism in African continent. Three major key perspectives were high lightened during this forum:· Facilitate the sustainable Investment in Africa Countries from legal perspectives· Dispute management and resolution approaches in Africa; Dispute settlement in Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa.

Routes To Enforcement Of Mediation Settlements

Date: 26 February, 2021.
This very lively and thought-provoking cross-border exchange between experienced lawyers on issues arising in the context of international enforcement of mediated settlement agreements.

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