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School of Law

International Conference on the Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relations

10 June 2019 - 11 June 2019

Time: 3:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Graduate Centre, Queen Mary Mile End campus, 404 Bancroft Rd, London E1 4DH

EUPLANT logo sat above the Erasmus+ logo which states 'with the generous support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European UnionDate and time:
Monday, 10 June 2019: 15.00 - 19.00
Tuesday, 11 June 2019: 08.30 - 18.30

About the Conference

Legal affairs have become a prominent area of cooperation in the EU-China Strategic Partnership. It is on the occasion of the 17th EU-China Summit that the European Union and China decided that: “…it is necessary to deepen understanding of each other’s legal systems, and agreed to establish an EU-China Legal Affairs Dialogue for policy exchanges, mutual learning and cooperation in legal affairs” (EU-China Summit, 2015).

This conference aims to uncover successes and failures in the internationalisation of European norms, standards, and procedures as well as concrete cases of legal transplants in the interactions between the European and the Chinese legal systems. The conference will critically assess the different processes in which the EU and its Member States have shaped the evolution of the Chinese legal system through natural diffusion, active values promotion, and voluntary borrowing. It will help enhance the mutual understanding between Europe and China on their respective legal systems in those areas of law that are significant in the context of the EU-China Strategic Partnership. The conference also addresses for that purpose the diffusion and defence of values central to the EU legal order.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Transplanting European Norms and EU-China Relations
  • EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Competition Law
  • Norms Contestation and the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Innovation and Internet Governance

Please join us after the event 11 June, for a drinks and networking reception.

Click here to download the programme [PDF 377KB]


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.


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