The IBA’s response to the war in Ukraine
About the Forum
In addition to offering an unrivalled opportunity to establish contact among lawyers within and outside the region, and with acknowledged experts on different areas of law, specialist Forum activities provide an unparalleled opportunity to keep abreast of legal business developments in the region. Members also benefit from excellent working relations with national Bars, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and LAWASIA.
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Doing Business in Asia Pacific
September 2020: The Asia Pacific Regional Forum presents a comprehensive, innovative guide to doing business in the Asia Pacific, covering 11 jurisdictions and focusing on the common pitfalls and cultural differences of doing business throughout the region. This guide is an important tool for both investors and the legal profession when approaching certain critical aspects in Asia Pacific jurisdictions.Access the reports
Subcommittees and other groups
The Asia Pacific Regional Forum also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.
- Asia Pacific Arbitration Group
The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Group seeks to explore and deepen the connections of the IBA Arbitration Committee throughout the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. By collaborating with local institutions and practitioners, including through cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Forum, the Group seeks to strengthen the IBA Arbitration Committee’s role and expand awareness of the Committee’s work in the region. The group is chaired by Huawei Sun and Kent Phillips.
- China Working Group
- India Working Group
- One Belt One Road Subcommittee
Film and media
Chief Economist at Deloitte China, Sitao Xu, on how China is transforming into a manufacturing and trading powerhouse to rival the United States.
President Obama's Trade Representative Michael Froman assesses America’s world trade priorities and the growing influence of China.