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Christopher Andrew Jarvinen, New York Fellow, Selected to be Senior Fulbright Specialist in Bankruptcy Law

May 31, 2019, Fellows in the news

Christopher Andrew Jarvinen, New York Fellow, has just completed serving as a senior Fulbright Specialist.  Selected by the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Jarvinen accepted an invitation from the Bankruptcy Law and Restructuring Research Center (“Center”) of the China University of Political Science and Law (“CUPL”) to be in residence between March-May, 2019. 

CUPL is a “Project 211” university  government honor bestowed upon China’s finest institutions of higher education.  Over the past 60 years, CUPL has played an active role in key legislative efforts in China.  CUPL has also assumed a leadership role in the development and innovation of legal thought in China.  The Center is the very first professional research institution on bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring in mainland China.  Among other consultative roles, the Center participated in the drafting of China’s new Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (“EBL”). 

Mr. Jarvinen worked with the Center, the CUPL and Chinese judges, government officials, academics, and practitioners to co-develop projects focused on the EBL.  “I was truly honored to be selected for this amazing opportunity to collaborate with the Center to co-create practical, value-added projects related to China’s EBL and corporate restructuring”. 

Mr. Jarvinen has been elected to the American College of Bankruptcy, American Law Institute, and the International Insolvency Institute.  He received his law degree from Boston College Law School, his undergraduate degree in Economics from Brown University, graduate degrees in theological ethics and religion from Harvard Divinity School and Yale Divinity School, an E.M.B.A from FGV-EAESP in São Paulo, Brazil and a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership and a Master of Science degree in Major Programme Management from the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford.  He has also attended Columbia University and the University of Cambridge.

Like its well-known counterpart for students, the Fulbright Specialist program is one of the most widely-recognized and prestigious exchange programs in which the U.S. Department of State pairs highly-qualified, senior U.S. professionals and scholars with host institutions so that they may share their expertise. 

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