The Leeds office of top 50 law firm, Gateley has demonstrated its expertise in advising businesses wanting to expand internationally by speaking at the recent London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China.
The prestigious one-day event was run by Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), a not-for-profit organisation providing a forum for impartial and efficient alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation in China.
Held at Queen Mary University, Dispute Resolution partner and experienced mediator, Gerard Khoshnaw, was amongst a select group of expert speakers invited to present.
A range of issues were discussed surrounding legal developments in commercial dispute resolution that British and Chinese companies need to consider when conducting business with one another.
Attendees included local, regional and international businesses, government representatives, supreme and high court judges, in-house counsel, lawyers and arbitrators.
Gerard Khoshnaw said:
“As the sole English firm based outside of the capital to have spoken at the event, it is a real coup for us and the Yorkshire region, demonstrating the international perspective that Gateley can provide to businesses in the area, particularly those looking to do business in China.
“The event presented a fascinating window into the development of China’s commercial dispute resolution practices.
“Mediation in China is emerging as a key method of resolving disputes. It is vital that UK businesses are aware of this trend when conducting business with the country to help maintain and preserve business relationships.”
Gateley has a proven track record of providing insight to companies conducting business overseas.
Recently, Nick Emmerson, a Corporate partner with over 18 years experience in advising UK and international companies, hosted an event alongside The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds.
It explored the major trends in China’s economy and the business opportunities they present.
Nick also attended the summit and said:
“For many Chinese companies, London is the only city they think of when it comes to conducting business in the UK.
“It was great to champion Leeds and the wider Yorkshire region as a business destination and demonstrates that there are Yorkshire professional service providers here who are expertly placed to service the needs of Chinese investors”.
Located in the heart of the city’s commercial district next to City Square, the Leeds office has drawn upon local knowledge and expertise coupled with the benefits associated with being part of an integrated network of nine regional and international offices to position itself as one of Yorkshire’s most dynamic law firms.