On 26 September 2018, the International Energy Charter organised a seminar on investment mediation hosted by China Electricity Council (CEC) in Beijing. The seminar attracted great interest within the Chinese stakeholders and was attended by more than 100 participants, including the Deputy Director of the Department of Treaty & Law of the Ministry of Commerce, the Vice-President of the Beijing Association for Alternative Dispute Resolution and First Rank Senior Judge and the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Among the speakers were Dr Alejandro Carballo (General Counsel of the International Energy Charter), Mr Mark Appel (Chair of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Taskforce) and Mr Danny McFadden (CEDR Asia Pacific Ambassador).
There is a growing interest in Investment mediation as useful tool for the amicable resolution of investment disputes. The International Energy Charter is co-organising another seminar on investment mediation in Abu Dhabi on 14 October 2018 and will hold a new training on investment mediation together with ICSID and CEDR in Hong Kong at the end of October.