Established in 2015 as a UNSW long-term strategic initiative within UNSW Law & Justice, CIBEL entered a key partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills in 2018. Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business & Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre is the world’s largest centre outside China for the research and teaching of international business and economic law issues focusing on the impact of China domestically, in Asia Pacific and internationally. CIBEL researchers investigate current international economic law issues that matter in the Asia Pacific region.
Many countries have imposed extensive sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. CIBEL held a virtual roundtable in May to discuss the impact of these restrictions on businesses both in Australia and worldwide.