COVID-19 and International Business and Economic Law

COVID-19 and International Business and Economic Law: China and a Changing World

Edited by Kun Fan and Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng (UNSW Sydney)

Publisher: Academy Publishing
Year of publication: 2023

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.