On Friday, 5 May 2017, commercial courts from five continents gathered in London for the inaugural meeting of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC). The meeting was held at the Rolls Building, in the City of London and the centre for the courts (including the Commercial Court) which together comprise the Business & Property Courts of England & Wales. The attendees were without exception at senior judicial level, including Heads of commercial courts. 16 jurisdictions were represented by their Chief Justice. The meeting affirmed the importance and feasibility of cooperation and collaboration between all jurisdictions.