“A Short Legal History of China’s Belt and Road Initiative” by Prof. Lutz-Christian Wolff

This seminar discusses legal developments in the context of China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI). It first explains the historical background of BRI and discusses criticism the initiative has to face. The seminar then explores if and what BRI law has been enacted in the past and which other legal responses BRI has generated by different parties at the national and supra-national level. A special focus is on the question how law firms have reacted to BRI and how they should potentially react. The seminar concludes with general observations regarding the question if the past development allows predictions in regard to the future of BRI and related legal issues.

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