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China’s Belt & Road Initiative

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Clyde & Co - With you on the journey

Clyde & Co is a dynamic global law firm with over 1,800 lawyers operating from over 50 offices and associated offices in six continents.

Our transactional and project teams handle complex cross-border work throughout our network of offices. This means we are able to deploy all the resources required to anticipate issues, offer solutions and tackle problems as and when they occur.

Clients receive a ‘one-stop shop’ offering with regional support and advice across a full spectrum of practice areas including:

  • Infrastructure, Projects & Construction
  • Commercial and Corporate Contracting
  • Employment and Safety
  • IP & Trademarks
  • Regulation, Investigations and Sanctions
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Risk Management
  • Disputes
  • Arbitration

Our BRI offering

Our teams service the Belt and Road projects from our offices in key locations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and on the ground in China.

Experience in the right places: Our offices are located along the key BRI hubs – few firms can match our on-the-ground network and our emerging markets track record.

Experience in the relevant areas of law: We are specialists in Disputes, Projects and Construction, Corporate, Insurance and Marine – we are a recognised leading firm in key areas relevant to the BRI.

Experience in working extensively with SOEs, private investors and government relations: We have acted on matters in more than 80 countries along the BRI.

Key practice areas

The experts

Peter Hirst

Senior Partner

Peter is a Solicitor Advocate with over 30 years' experience. He specialises in international arbitration and has represented clients in over 60 international jurisdictions around the world, from the Far East and Central Asia to the Middle East and North Africa, the USA and Latin America. He has arbitrated under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions.

Peter is a Professor of Law, sits as an arbitrator and is an accredited CEDR mediator. Peter is an active member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and an Ambassador for their Belt and Road Initiative. He is also an International Adviser of the China Academy of Arbitration Law and chairs Clyde & Co’s BRI committee

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It is now more than seven years since the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013, and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan is putting the resilience of the BRI's Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to the test.