What follows are my reflections on Dean Shen Wei's excellent and the discussion, which I hope do justice to the presentation (Print Version HERE). Those reflections are followed by a bio of Dean Shen Wei.
Larry Catá Backer (白 轲)
OBOR and international economic Law.
OBOR and international investment law
Inherent defects of International Financial System
(1) New Development Bank (formerly the BRICs Development Bank): focused on BRICs and emerging economic powers provides a bank function and reserve pool services;
(2) Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB): focused mostly on developing Asian states central to OBOR routing and providing international finance for projects;
(3) Shanghai Cooperation Organization Bank (SCO Bank): focused on Russia and Central Asian developing states provides a financial facility for regional projects;
(4) OBOR Initiative: understood as a fund for development and project fiunding globally along trade routes ("The vision document for OBOR goes well beyond infrastructure, envisioning closer coordination of economic development policies, harmonization of technical standards for infrastructure, removal of investment and trade barriers, establishment of free trade areas, financial cooperation and “people to people bonds” involving cultural and academic exchanges, personnel exchanges and cooperation, media cooperation, youth and women exchanges, and volunteer services" (source here)).
What is the Chinese government strategy in the face of jitters about this trajectory?
About Dean Shen Wei
Dean and Professor of Law, Shandong University Law School; PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science), LLM (University of Cambridge), LLM (University of Michigan), LLM & LLB (East China University of Political Science and Law); Attorney-at-Law, New York.
Professor Shen is a Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie international de droitcomparé), a member of Moody's China Academic Advisory Panel, and an Honorary Fellow of Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong, and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who (2011 onwards).
Professor Shen is an arbitrator with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, Shanghai Arbitration Commission, and Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration.
Professor Shen has been was a Senior Research Fellow at Max-Planck Institute of International and Comparative Law (Hamburg) (Summer 2013), a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School (2013-2014). He is a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School (Fall 2012), Taiwan Chiao Tong University (Fall 2014), New York University School of Law (Winter 2014), Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (Spring 2015), Singapore Management University (Fall 2015), University of Hong Kong (Spring 2016), Adjunct Research Professor of Law at CBFL, National University of Singapore (2016), Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Singapore (Spring 2017). He also has been teaching at Duke University School of Law as well as in the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.
Professor Shen is an editor of Chinese Journal of International Law (SSCI, Oxford University Press), Journal of East Asia and International Law (SSCI), European Business Law Review (Wolters Kluwer), China and WTO Review (Yijun Press, South Korea), China Legal Science (English version, China Law Society), and International Journal of Legal Discourse (De Gruyter Mouton, Germany).
Prior to teaching at the law school, Professor Shen practiced in major US and UK firms in Shanghai, Chicago and Hong Kong for a decade primarily assisting multinational clients in their China-related transactions such as foreign direct investment, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and commercial arbitration.
Professor Shen is now teaching international investment law, international financial regulation, company law, international economic law and contract law in the law school. Professor Shen’s current research interests include international investment law, corporate governance, financial regulation, and international commercial arbitration.
Professor Shen is author of seven books: Rethinking the New York Convention – A Law and Economics Approach (Cambridge: Intersentia 2013), The Anatomy of China’s Banking Sector and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 2014), How Is International Economic Order Shaped? – Law, Markets and Globalisation (China Law Press 2014), Corporate Law in China: Structure, Governance and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell 2015), Investor Protection in Capital Markets – The Case of Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell 2015), Shadow Banking in China: Risk, Regulation and Policy (Edward Elgar 2016), and Chinese Business Law: Narrative and Commentary (Wolters Kluwer 2016). He edited two books: Private Law in China and Taiwan: A Law and Economic Analysis (Cambridge University Press 2016, with Chang and Wang), and Financial Regulation in the Aftermath of Global Financial Crisis: Chinese and US Perspectives (China Law Press 2016, with Romano).
Professor Shen also contributed to 27 books (24 in English and 3 in Chinese) and authored (or co-authored) over 140 articles in English and Chinese law journals.