The UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2018 titled ‘Emerging Legal Standards in the Harmonisation of Trade Law and Implications for Regional Economic Cooperation’ recently opened in Macao. The event was co-organised by the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Law and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). During the event, experts and scholars discussed international legal issues arising out of various UNCITRAL texts and the related harmonisation of laws.
UM Vice Rector Rui Martins hopes the collaboration between UM and UNCITRAL will help to strengthen academic exchange and increase the influence of UM Faculty of Law in the research area of international trade law. Jorge Neto Valente, president of the Macau Lawyers Association also explained the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution to Macau and the value of UNCITRAL model laws. With the support from the World Trade Center Macau, this year marks the sixth event in the 5 year collaboration between UM and UNCITRAL. The conference has attracted experts and scholars from the United States, Japan, Australia, Poland, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Hong Kong, and Macao.
Scholars who attended the opening ceremony included Minjung Kim, a legal expert from the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific; Jorge Neto Valente, president of the Macau Lawyers Association; Rosita Vong Sok Hei, secretary-general of the World Trade Centre Macau Arbitration Centre; Ilda Cristina Fernandes de Sousa Ferreira, head of the Department of International Law and Inter-Regional Law, Legal Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR government; and Augusto Teixeira Garcia, associate dean of the Faculty of Law at UM.
Source: Faculty of Law
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