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KWM Belt and Road Center for International Cooperation and Facilitation and Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a shortened form of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was first unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to advocate international cooperation and development.

Since its introduction, the BRI has yielded fruitful outcomes, embracing 65 countries and beyond along the BRI routes in areas including energy, transportation, information, infrastructure, finance, manufacturing, and services. The launch of numerous projects under the BRI makes the initiative a multi-win solution for China and those countries to engage in global cooperation, improve global economic governance, promote common development and prosperity worldwide and push for the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

In March 2019, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) established the Belt & Road Center for International Cooperation and Facilitation (BRCICF). As a leading international law firm deeply rooted in China, we are able to leverage our international diversification advantages and innovative model in legal services, and build a comprehensive professional service platform combining legal services, think tank researches, consultation services, and international cooperation. BRCICF aims at connecting the government and enterprises, and providing high-level professional services to both Chinese and foreign participants who want to explore the opportunities brought by the BRI.

Our Belt and Road Initiative experience

With extensive experience in Asia, Europe, America, Australia and Africa, KWM lawyers are not only familiar with the local legal regulatory environment in various jurisdictions, but also understand international market practice and practical operation procedure. During the last a few years, KWM has provided legal services for over one thousand BRI projects, and engaged in the crucial infrastructure and energy projects in the six major economic corridors. With a unified global platform and an extensive network of lawyers in the countries along the BRI, KWM has the ability to help clients identify the risks and challenges of the BRI projects and provide competitive and practical business solutions.

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