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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 second session of our legal sector webinar in response to COVID-19 related issues will center around employment and work safety, so welcome to join us onthis practical and informative presentation on Thursday, March 12.


Please note:

  • Microsoft Teams (web or app) is required to access this webinar.
  • The registrationwill be closed at 3pm on Wednesday, March 11.
  • Registration is required and meeting invites (weblink/URL) will be provided for successful registrants on Wednesday 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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  • K. Lesli Ligorner (Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP)

    K. Lesli Ligorner

    Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

    K. Lesli Ligorner serves clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters involving hiring and termination, establishment and enforcement of company policies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and local anticorruption compliance, and discrimination and harassment policies, training, and investigations.

    She also advises on global mobility and immigration, employment and anticorruption due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, leaves of absence, wage and hour laws, intellectual property protection, and unionization and collective bargaining.

    For three consecutive years, Lesli was listed as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” in the labor and employment category by the Ethisphere Institute. She has also been identified as one of the top 100 lawyers in China by China Business Law Journal and one of the top 100 global female investigations lawyers by Global Investigations Review, listed in Chambers Global and named “Lawyer of the Year” for Labour & Employment by China Law & Practice and AsiaMoney Women in Business Law.

    SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS:
    Supervising multiple sensitive investigations for a US-based technology company based on whistleblowers’ allegations of public corruption and employee and distributor kickbacks;

    Supervising the liquidation of a technology client’s subsidiary in Beijing and coordinating redundancy plan and documentation;

    Leading an investigation into corruption at a US-listed medical device manufacturer’s subsidiary in China and advising on employment aspects with respect to off-books wage payments, individual income tax exposure, policy rollout and training, and management of dawn raid
    ;
    Advising clients on strategic employment and compensation structures to meet regulatory requirements, achieve compensation goals and minimize permanent establishment risks.

    ADMISSIONS:
    NewYork
    New Jersey

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  • Soloon Wang (Attorney at Winners Law Firm)

    Soloon Wang

    Attorney at Winners Law Firm

    Mr. Wang graduated from Nankai University where he obtained Bachelor of Arts in 2010. He attended English laws study program in Oriel college of Oxford University as exchange student in summer 2011. By 2012 Mr. Wang passed national judicial examination and interns at Securities Department of KWM law firm in Beijing. Upon his graduation from Tsinghua University law school as Juris Master in 2013, Mr. Wang’s first job is legal counsel in telecommunication vender Huawei headquarter in Shenzhen. He worked 2 years in Dispute Management Division of Huawei Legal Department and was selected to fill the Director Legal chair of Huawei’s Pakistan subsidiary. In 2018, Mr. Wang joined Winners Law Firm.

    Main Practice:
    -Mr. Wang is experienced at handling disputes in civil and commercial fields, especially dispute in connection with contract, company, mineral resource development, construction engineering, labor, at home and abroad.
    -Mr. Wang has been engaged in foreign-related business for a long time. He has passed the TEM-8 exams and has served many foreign invested companies such as Turck, He is also responsible for handling foreign-related business for large state-owned enterprises such as Tianjin Energy Group and listed companies such as Jiuri New Materials.
    -Mr. Wang provides legal service to financial and investment institutions such as the Export-Import Bank of China Tianjin Branch, Korea Enterprise Bank, and Tianjin State-owned Capital Investment and Operation Co., Ltd., and is familiar with financial products and capital market businesses.
    -During his tenure at Huawei, Mr. Wang was the leader in resolving several major lawsuits in tax, customs, and EPC projects in different countries. He has won the individual award of Huawei Group Company Presidential Award, Huawei Gold Medal for Individual, and the group’s Legal Department Presidential Award First Prize.
    -Mr. Wang currently serves as legal advisor to other units including China Development Bank Tianjin Branch, China Inspection and Certification Group Tianjin Co., Ltd., Tianjin Mechanical and Electrical International Trade Group Co., Ltd., Tianjin Songzheng Electric Vehicle Technology Co., Ltd., Tianjin Port Jinan Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. Bohai Property Insurance Co., Ltd., Polish Chamber of Commerce in China, Tianjin Import and Export Chamber of Commerce, etc.

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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