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As more and more businesses in China have gradually resumed operations since the epidemic situation started to improve, many of them, however, are still facing various legal challenges brought by the abrupt COVID-19 outbreak, such as handling complicated employment/salary issues and performing different types of existing contracts.


To help our members better tide over the fluid and complex regulatory and policy difficulties in this bumpy time, AmCham China has invited the legal experts of our community to share their professional knowledge and insightful answers on some of the common legal challenges businesses in China are dealing with.


The first session of our legal sector webinar in response to COVID-19 related issues will center around the performance of commercial contracts, so welcome to join us onthis practical and informative presentation on Wednesday, March 11.


Please note:

  • Microsoft Teams (web or app) is required to access this webinar.
  • The registrationwill be closed at 3pm on Tuesday, March 10.
  • Registration is required and meeting invites (weblink/URL) will be provided for successful registrants on Tuesday afternoon.

Agenda

2 PM - 2:10 PM
Opening Remarks
2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
Panel Discussion
Moderated by Kenneth Zhou
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Q&A

Speakers

  • Kenneth Zhou (Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Beijing Representative Office)

    Kenneth Zhou

    Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Beijing Representative Office

    Kenneth Zhou currently serves as AmCham China Board of Governor and is a partner in Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP's Asia Corporate Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2004.

    Zhou's practice focuses on foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliance, general corporate, anti-trust and regulatory matters, FCPA and investigations, and international dispute resolution. He has advised foreign companies in high-tech, media and entertainment, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, and financial services, publishing, consumer product, and services industries with respect to their strategic expansion in China. Zhou has also advised leading Chinese companies on their outbound investments, M&A, and strategic expansion in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, he is also experienced in private equity and venture capital transactions, capital market, foreign trade, and WTO matters.

    Prior to joining the firm, Zhou was a corporate attorney and a member of the China Practice Group at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he worked in New York, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

    Before Paul Weiss, Zhou participated in the establishment of AllBright Law Offices, a leading law firm in China. He also served as general counsel of Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited, the investment arm of the Shanghai Municipal Government.

    Zhou also served as former General Counsel of the American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China.

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  • Alexander Gong (Partner at Baker&McKenzie FenXun)

    Alexander Gong

    Partner at Baker&McKenzie FenXun

    Practice Focus:
    Mr. Gong is a partner of Baker & McKenzie FenXun (Shanghai Free Trade Zone) Joint Operation Office (“Joint Operation Office”), the first of its kind approved by the Chinese government. Prior to joining the Joint Operation Office, Mr. Gong was a partner of Baker & McKenzie Shanghai office. He worked in Baker & McKenzie's Chicago office during 2011 to 2012.

    Mr. Gong has 17 years of practice experience in wide scope of Chinese real estate matters, ranging from share and asset deal acquisitions, joint ventures, greenfield and brownfield investments and development projects, senior and mezzanine financings, office building anchor tenancies, flagship retail store leases, built-to-suit leases, hotel management agreements and branded residence licensing, construction and fit-out contracts, advice on real estate regulatory and dispute matters. With his legal qualification and working experience in the US, Mr. Gong also leads Baker McKenzie US offices to assist Chinese companies in their US real estate investments.

    Mr. Gong regularly speaks at external and internal conferences on cross-border property transactions, green buildings and other Chinese real estate legal matters. He is the co-editor of the Joint Operation Office's real estate publications such as "PRC Legal DD and Opinions Series" and "China Housing/Leasing Reform: News Select".

    Education and Admission:
    Mr. Gong graduated from East China University of Politics and Law with an LL.B. in economic law (2001) and an LL.M. in civil and commercial law (2004). Mr. Gong received his second LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law in 2011, where he is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

    Mr. Gong passed the PRC bar exam in 2002 and is admitted to practice PRC laws (2012). Mr. Gong is also admitted to practice in New York, USA (2014).

    About Baker & McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation Office:
    The Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation is the world’s leading China legal platform, delivering integrated international and PRC legal services.

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  • Mary Chen (Senior Lawyer at Winners Law Firm)

    Mary Chen

    Senior Lawyer at Winners Law Firm

    Ms. Chen is professional in the fields of private equity, trans-national investment and financing, M&As, banking, and corporate affairs.

    Ms. Chen has provided legal advice to numerous clients in the sectors of government, real estate, logistics, bank, financial lease, health and medicine and clean energy.

    Ms. Chen used to represent Flextronics to purchase Motorola, represent a domestic company to cooperate with Blackstone on a warehouse project through joint venture, represent a state-owned company to participate in the acquisition of the equity rights in an Australian coal mine, and is representing a company to start its cross-broad e-commerce business for selling luxury in China.

    Ms. Chen is also the legal counsel of Tianjin Branch of China Development Bank and Cameron Pace Group China which is invested in China by the well-known director of Avatar.

    Prior to joining Win Law Firm, Ms. Chen used to work at King & Wood Mallesons.

    Ms. Chen graduated from the law schools of Nankai University and Leiden University for bachelor degree and LLMs.

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Tickets

AmCham Cardholder
Member Price RMB 100
Employee of Member Company
Standard Price RMB 100
Non-Members
Standard Price RMB 200
For AmCham China Central China Chapter Members Only

Only applies to companies with a separate Central China Chapter membership

Standard Price Free
Prepaid Event Access

For card-holding members

Member Price RMB 900
Prepaid Event Access

For employee of member companies

Standard Price RMB 1,100