Leuven Seminar on ADR and Mediation in China

On Thursday 15 March 2012 the Hanenburg-Yntema Foundation convenes a seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation in China, with a focus on “People’s Mediation in China”.

The “Hanenburg-Yntema Fonds” is Belgian foundation, based at the University of Leuven, whose key goal is to promote academic research on the law of the People’s Republic of China or the Republic of China on Taiwan (further info on the Foundation is available at www.hanenburg-yntemafonds.be).

To this end, the foundation offers a yearly prize of EUR 2.500 for a dissertation at master’s level on one of these topics. The prize is open to graduates of outstanding academic merit who are graduating from their initial master degree.  At the occasion of the price award ceremony the foundation uses to organize an expert seminar where the prize winner presents his/her thesis and where some renowned experts shed light on the topic of the thesis from connected angles. The prize for 2011 was awarded to Selina Schmidt, a Swiss student, for her excellent thesis on arbitration and mediation in the PRC (Die Rolle des Rechts in der Schlichtungspraxis in der VR China. Analyse einer Sammlung von ‘Volksschlichtungsfällen’). Accordingly the upcoming edition of the seminar will revolve around alternative dispute resolution.

The event will take place in Leuven; full programme is available at www.law.kuleuven.be/hyfonds/nl/mediation_2012.htm. The seminar starts at 16:00 and lasts until 19:15. The language will be English. Participation is free of charge, but previous registration is required at jacoba.hanenburg@law.kuleuven.be.

Many thanks to Dimitri Droshout for the tip.