The Scottish Arbitration Centre has hosted a Chinese delegation at its premises on Princes Street in Edinburgh. The visit took place on Tuesday 27 October.
During the visit, the delegation of twenty government officials from Shanghai and an interpreter received a presentation from the Centre’s Chief Executive, Andrew Mackenzie, on arbitration and its benefits to business.
The officials were from the Municipal Development and Reform Commission; the Shanghai Price Supervision and Anti-monopoly Bureau; the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Cooperative Exchange Office; the Shanghai Municipal Government Administration Bureau; the General Office of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government; the Development and Reform Commission of Yangpu, Fengxian, Minhang, Baoshan, Pudong, Putuo, Xuhui, Qingpu, Jin An and Hongkou Districts of Shanghai; and the Development and Reform Commission of Chongming Country in Shanghai.
The delegation visited the Centre as part of their three week long training tour in the UK focussing on innovation in the Free Trade Zone. Other pit stops on the delegation’s tour in Scotland included Scottish Enterprise and the University of Edinburgh.
Andrew Mackenzie said:
“We were delighted to welcome Lin Xiaoli and his delegation to the Scottish Arbitration Centre during their visit to Scotland, and happy to discuss the benefits of arbitration, including Scottish arbitration, to assist business in China.”
Lin Xiaoli, Vice Director of Executive Office, thanked Mr Mackenzie for hosting the group, and said:
“Your presentation on the arbitration experience in Scotland is very helpful for us. I really appreciated your kindness and hospitality.”