Publication: Covid-19 and International Business and Economic Law – China and a Changing World Digital (Print+Digital)

General Editors: Kun Fan & Xiao-chun Charlie Weng

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In addition to severe implications for people’s health and public healthcare services, the COVID-19 pandemic brought enormous challenges and uncertainties to global economies and the administration of justice. In response, the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre hosted the CIBEL Global Network Conference and Young Scholars Workshop in the form of a series of virtual panel sessions in June 2020. The conference was dedicated to researching urgent issues in the realm of international business and economic law field with the theme “COVID-19 and International Economic Law: China and a Changing World”. This volume comprises a selection of papers presented at this conference.

Corporate law is critical in allowing businesses to respond quickly to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Competition law and policy are also critical in ensuring that, moving forward, markets remain vibrant globally and in individual jurisdictions. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a lasting effect on investment law and policy-making. It may also lead to an increased demand for mediation and the greater use of technology in international arbitration.

The book informs readers about the impact of COVID-19 on international business and economic law in China and in a changing world, with a particular focus on its impact on competition law and corporate law, foreign investment and dispute resolution.



  1. COVID-19 Pandemic: Competition Law and the Response of China (by Deborah Healey)
  2. How does the COVID-19 Pandemic Transform Corporate Governance? Emerging Asia’s Perspective (by: Roza Nurgozhayeva)
  3. Corporate Meetings Post-COVID-19 in the Digital Era (by Christopher Chen)
  4. Modulating Power: Will Chinese Variable Interest Entity Arrangements Persist in a Post-COVID World? (by Philip C Rogers)
  5. The Intersection between Global Health Law and Investor-State Disputes: Assessing the Potential for Fragmentation after a Global Pandemic (by Nicola Strain)
  6. Revisiting Chinese IIAs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Are Public Interest Clauses a Sufficient Defence for Emergency Measures? (by Yue Zhao)
  7. COVID-19 Measures and Investor-State Disputes: Have the Stars Aligned for Mediation? (by Mark McLaughlin)
  8. Arbitration and the Pandemic (by Tietie “Frank” Zhang)
  9. Online Dispute Resolution under COVID-19: The Practice of Major Arbitral Institutions in China (by Yuan Fang & Yan Wang)
  10. International Commercial Courts, Party Autonomy and the Transnational Rule of Law (by Lance Ang)