Expert Advisers to the OBOR Programme:


Sir William Blair QC, The Honourable Mr Justice Blair

Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court in London, appointed High Court Judge in England and Wales in 2008; President of the Board of Appeal of European Supervisory Authorities since 2012; Chair of the Monetary Law Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA); founder member of the expert working group of the China and UK judiciary on commercial dispute resolution; Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS); Chairman of the Commercial Bar Association from 2003 to 2005


Mr Adrian Hughes QC

Barrister and arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers; appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006; sits as a Recorder and Court Examiner; member of the Foreign Arbitrators Panel of CIETAC and the CCPIT panel of Mediators; ran UK Young Chinese Lawyers Training Schemes on behalf of the Bar Council and chaired the Bar Council’s China Group and the China Law Council; appointed by GBCC/FCO as Expert on Dispute Resolution to prepare a report on UK-China cooperation


Professor Ethan Katsh

Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; recognized as a founder of the field of online dispute resolution (ODR) 


Dr Jérôme Lepeintre / 华杰鸿博士

Minister of EU Delegation to China / 欧盟驻中国使团公使


Mr Neil Sampson

Director of the China-Britain Business Council; Partner at Rosenblatt Law Firm


Professor Dato’ Dr Sothi Rachagan

Vice Chancellor of Nilai University; Commissioner of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC); former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya; former Vice Chancellor of Perdana University; former president of the International Association of Consumer Law


Dr Lijin Yan / 闫立金

President of the Silk Road International Foundation; Co-Chair of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Committee; Director of Law and Globalization Research Center in Renmin University of China / 丝路集团董事长; 中巴经济走廊员会联席主席; 人大法律与全球化研究中心理事长


Dr Michael Yeoh

Co-Founder, Director and CEO of the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI); former Malaysia's representative with Ambassadorial status to the ASEAN High Level Task Force on ASEAN Connectivity; former Commissioner in the Malaysia Competition Commission, the Human Rights Commission and Advisory Board of the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission; founding Chairman of the World Chinese Economic Summit and the ASEAN Leadership Forum