Practical implications of the Belt and Road for Hong Kong's SMEs: Risk and Dispute Resolution
Belt & Road Series
Members of the Chamber’s Belt & Road Working Group discussed the practical implications of the initiative for SMEs in terms of risk and dispute resolution at a meeting on 11 December. Behzad Mirzaei, Partner of Basio Consultants & Services, shared his expertise, including doing business in the Middle East John Yeap, Partner at Pinsent Masons, introduced the typical risks associated with BR projects regarding utility ownership, labour, language and currency. Maria Tan Pedersen, Partner at Jones Day, said investors should fully understand their role and the type of project they are participating in before going ahead with any agreement. Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, explained some of the approaches to resolving disputes involving BR projects.
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