Linklaters attends the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China

Linklaters was in the honoured position to have been invited to the World Economic Forum on 27-29 June 2017 in Dalian in the People’s Republic of China. This global summit focuses on innovation, science and technology with the main theme this year being ‘Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

Linklaters was represented by China Managing Partner Jian Fang, who attended the Forum alongside leaders from 90 countries who convened in a three day forum attended by nearly 2,000 participants.

The WEF was established in 2007 as the foremost global gathering on science, technology and innovation. This Annual Meeting bring together the ‘New Champions’, the next generation of fast-growing enterprises considered to be shaping the future of business and society, along with leaders from major multinationals, government, media, academia and civil society.

China Managing Partner of Linklaters, Jian Fang, said “The firm’s participation in the Forum is testament to the importance that our firm puts on being at the forefront of innovation and technology within our industry and the culture that this supports.”

“Artificial intelligence is not coming but has arrived and this is true for the legal services industry as much as any other. Linklaters recognised this at an early stage and we have, therefore, ensured that we are a leader in this space by working with the leading developers of AI products in the industry and developing our own solutions where appropriate.”

Linklaters was interviewed by 21st Century Business Herald and Caixin, two prominent Chinese media.

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