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Thu 01 Nov 2018

International Update - Cambodia: LAWASIA Annual Conference 2018

International Update - Cambodia: LAWASIA Annual Conference 2018

Niten Chauhan, our International Partner and Head of Insolvency and Restructuring, shall be in Cambodia this month attending the 31st LAWASIA annual conference as well as meeting with the firm’s European-Asian Network, the League of Lawyers for their Annual General Meeting.

For over fifty years, LAWASIA has operated as a platform to promote the cross-jurisdictional exchange of legal knowledge as a voice of the legal profession and as a conduit for encouraging adherence to mutually-held principles of the rule of law, professional integrity and the protection of human rights.

The LAWASIA committee has invited Niten again for another consecutive year to speak on European issues which may affect individuals predominantly in the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) region.

In turn, Niten shall be delivering a speech on the impact of Brexit on business relations between UK and Asia with a specific focus on the advantages and opportunities after 29 March 2019. In particular, Niten shall be speaking to the wider members of the professional Cambodian community about the positives of continuing and enhancing trade relations between the two countries in the future.

In addition, Niten has been invited to preside as a Judge over the 13th LAWASIA Moot Competition in which teams of law students from universities across the Asia Pacific region shall be given the opportunity to be advocates for the day. Niten commented “I am delighted to again be invited to be a Judge at this year’s LAWASIA Moot competition so I can help mould these young minds into the lawyers of tomorrow. Hopefully I have an added advantage this year as the legal problem concerns Brexit however, I am astounded each time by the hard work of the students and the quality of their submissions and I’m sure this year will be no exception”.

Finally, as a Board Member and Treasurer of the League of Lawyers, Niten shall be meeting with his fellow associates from law firms across Europe and Asia to discuss legal developments in their own jurisdictions and how we can assist our respective clients in their overseas activities – with particular emphasis on the Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”), a state-backed campaign of Chinese investment around the world with the aim to connect Asia, Africa and Europe.

For more information or if you wish to discuss any matters of an international nature please do not hesitate to contact Niten Chauhan on nchauhan@jpclaw.co.uk.

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