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Recently, the Forum on Shipping, Finance and Law 2012 was held at the Shanghai International Shipping Institute. The forum was co-hosted by the Shanghai International Shipping Institute, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and the Shanghai Arbitration Commission. Prof. Yu Shicheng, Chairman of SMU University Council, Mr. Xu Qiang, Director of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission and Mr. Clive Aston from the LMAA each delivered a speech. Hundreds of maritime law experts at home and abroad attended the forum.
The forum was intended for providing a platform to vigorously promote the development of resolution system for disputes concerning shipping and finance, to improve the soft power of Shanghai in terms of international arbitration services and to facilitate the construction of Shanghai as an international shipping center.