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Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to give a lecture at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”, a Forum held in Beijing by the Belt & Road Initiative. The event will take place this Friday 27th May and will be held remotely. It is expected that over 1000 people will attend, including a representative of the Supreme People’s Court of China, as well as various other levels of judicial office-holders.
Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019, which is expected to be a game changer for international commercial mediation in the same way as the New York Convention on Arbitration of 1958 was for international arbitration. Robert will be giving his lecture at 9:30am. His talk will be live streamed, please scan this QR code to access it:
Robert Rhodes QC acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in international arbitration, commercial, financial services, regulatory and disciplinary law, civil fraud and business crime (including civil and criminal fraud, asset forfeiture, tax investigations, bribery and money laundering). He was Standing Counsel to the Inland Revenue for 10 years before taking silk. He has lectured in various continents on international mediation, international arbitration, fraud, bribery, and money laundering, and has published extensively.
He is noted for his utter dedication to his clients and takes a commercial approach to problems, and always gives clear, practical advice.
Robert is a panel member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Pandemic Business Dispute Resolution Service, as well as its Business Arbitration Scheme. He is also Adjunct Professor of the Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation. Through Benchmark Chambers International and Benchmark International Mediation Centre, the Base of the Supreme People’s Court of The People’s Republic of China (SPC), Robert is a member of the SPC’s pool of experts for discerning foreign law.
He is a Mediator at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland. He is a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the Court of Arbitration for Art, Rotterdam. Robert is also appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the International Commercial Mediation Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing.
Robert also sits on a number of Far Eastern panels of arbitrators / mediators, including the Arbitration Panel of the Beijing Arbitration Commission.
He has also been appointed a Senior International Mediation Expert at the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, Hong Kong. He is an Invited Expert on the Professional Committee on Investment Arbitration of the China Academy of Arbitration Law.
Robert is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and of the International Chamber of Commerce, and a former member of the Corporate Panel of the Dispute Board Federation,
He has revalidated BPP University’s International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Law modules for its LLM. Robert is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council, and a member of the Advisory Council to the UK Sichuan Business Association.