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Byrne Hosts PRC Bank Regulator as Event Speaker

On 30 September 2010, Professor James E. Byrne invited Mr. Armstrong Sheng Chen, a bank regulator from the People’s Republic of China, to give a lecture at George Mason University School of Law. Entitled China Banking Supervision in the Context of the Financial Crisis, Chen’s lecture gave law students and faculty an overview of current Chinese currency and bank regulatory policy, as well as an understanding of the role of government legislation in banking and international trade. Chen’s presentation at Mason Law was sponsored by the Journal of International Commercial Law.

Chen is Deputy Director of the Supervisory Rules & Regulations Department of China’s Banking Regulatory Commission. He has worked for the People’s Bank of China (Central Bank of China), and is also an experienced arbitrator, dealing with a variety of issues including commercial contracts, international trade, syndicated loan and bond issuing, employment issues and more. He earned a Masters in Economic Law from Northwestern and an LL.M. from Queen Mary, University of London, in Banking & Finance Law. Mr. Chen is a Chevening Scholar.

Byrne and Chen met at the 22-23 September biannual meeting of the Commission on Banking Technique & Practice of the International Chamber of Commerce in Orlando, to which they were both delegates.