By Wu Wei, Zhu Yuanyuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

On May 14th and 15th, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing, which once again put the city at the centre of global attention.

China is a founding member of the Belt and Road (“B&R”). It already has more than 80 SOEs setting up branches in countries along the B&R and 47 SOE’s participating in 1676 construction projects. The B&R presents both opportunities and challenges to Chinese enterprises. Chinese firms will need to meet high standards to avoid breaching compliance requirements. Continue Reading Participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, Protected from Overseas Compliance Risks

By Wu Wei, Liu Ting, Zhu Yuanyuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

Multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank, enforce strict compliance procedures for their borrowers, along with regulations on investigations and sanctions for non-compliance. Being blacklisted by these banks has significant negative consequences (please refer to the related articles Participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, Protected from Overseas Compliance Risks, Joining the AIIB Projects—What You Must Know about Affiliated Debarment and Cross-Debarment).  Taking an active role in proceedings may prevent an enterprise from being sanctioned. Continue Reading Blacklisted by the World Bank, How Can Firms Participate in the Belt and Road?