Date : 21-25,28-29 Sep.
Instructor: Professor Arthur Wolff
Topics: Legal Aspects of the "Bell & Road Initiative" (BRI)
from the Perspective of Chinese Companies.
21.9 Introduction to Typical Risks and Problem Areas of International Business Transactions in the BRI-context.
22.9 Introduction to Typical Risks and Problem Areas of International Business Transactions in the BRI-context (continued).
23.9 Introduction to General Provisions ("Boilerplate") in International Contracts Relevant in the BRI-context.
24.9 Introduction to General Provisions ("Boilerplate") in International Contracts Relevant in the BRI-context (continued).
25.9 Introduction to Selected Business Transactions/Contracts Relevant in the BRI-Context.
28.9 Introduction to Selected Business Transactions/Contracts Relevant in the BRI-Context (continued).
29.9 Introduction to Legal Aspects of Chinese Investment in BRI-countries.
About the Speaker:
Arthur Wolff is a retired partner and now counsel of Baier, an Austrian law firm based in Vienna. He has more than 35 years experience with international business transactions and intellectual property, in particular foreign direct investment/joint ventures, licensing and technology transfer, sales, agency and distributorship agreements, and information technology/computer law with a special focus on Asia, in particular China, which he first visited in 1983. He has also many years experience as both counsel and party appointed, sole and presiding arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitration and is listed as arbitrator with various arbitration institutions, including CIETAC since 1997. As counsel he has represented also pre-eminent international organisations. A recognized expert on China-related legal matters, in particular foreign investment and technology transfer and licensing, he also is wellversed in China-related dispute resolution. His China-related arbitration experience includes acting as counsel for foreign and Chinese companies in multi-million dollar CIETAC and ICC arbitrations and sitting as CIETAC and SHIAC arbitrator.
Dr. Wolff taught for up to 20 years courses on foreign direct investment/joint ventures, licensing and technology transfer, legal aspects of doing business in Asia and information technology/computer law at universities in Austria, and has been teaching for 20 years courses on international commercial contracts, foreign direct investment/joint ventures, licensing and technology transfer and international commercial arbitration and more recently on the legal aspects of the Chinese "One Belt, One Road"- Initiative at universities in Beijing and Shanghai. In view of his expertise in and 20 years university teaching of information technology law he became in 2019 involved in the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Law School at a university in Shanghai and its activities.