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October 2016

Johan Gernandt

Swedish lawyer Johan Gernandt, a founding member of the IDR Group, has been awarded CIETAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-term partnership and work with the organization’s development. The ceremony was held 28 September, during the China Arbitration Summit in Beijing. The Summit is co-hosted by the CIETAC who celebrates its 60 year anniversary 2016.

Johan Gernandt was for many years the Chairperson at the SCC, which has a long history of collaboration with the CIETAC. Mr. Gernandt is since 1994 member of the panel of arbitrators for CIETAC, and is the only foreign recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Johan Gernandt comments:

”I am very grateful for receiving this award. The award ceremony in
Beijing was outstanding, with many Swedes present. I believe it is
very important to develop our good and stable relations with CIETAC.”

The Chinese vice Premier, as well as Sweden’s ambassador to China, Anna Lindstedt, attend the ceremony to show their support for the long collaboration between the Swedish and Chinese arbitration organizations.