What you really need to know: key changes of new company law

Mark your calendar for new company law event on April 19, AmCham China will invite industry experts to make a all-star panel to further discuss the key changes of new company law, and this event will focus on more practical issues, experts will share their insights from different angles for different types of companies. You will see the topics as below, considering the seats are limited, we will make this event as a hybrid event, all members are welcomed to join and bring your own questions!


Corporate Governance

  • Given the new amendments to the PRC Company Law, how should enterprises divide the authorities among the shareholders' meeting, board of directors, and the manager?
  • How will the legal representative be appointed?
  • What are the quorum and voting requirements for the board of directors and shareholders meeting? Any impact of these on deadlock provisions?

Duties, Liabilities, Conflicts, and Related Party Transactions

  • What are the duties, liabilities, and conflict provisions of the amended PRC Company Law?
  • How do these impact decisions on the selection of shareholder representatives and directors?

Joint Ventures

  • What do you consider in deciding what matters should be decided by shareholders versus what matters should be decided by directors?
  • What do you consider in deciding whether to retain unanimous approvals or defaulting to the PRC Company Law requirements?

Capital contributions

  • For to-be-formed enterprises, what should be considered in deciding the amount of capital contributions?
  • For existing enterprises whose shareholders have not paid their capital contributions in full, what should be done?

Miscellaneous

  • What should be considered in deciding on the composition of liquidation committees?
  • What changes were made to equity transfer provisions?
  • Any changes to registration requirements?


Event Details:

  • Event format: hybrid
  • Time & Date: April 19, Friday 2pm - 4:30pm (registration starts from 2:00pm)
  • Language: English
  • Contact: Ada Yang, ayang@amchamchina.org


Notes:

  • Registration is required and the event link will be provided for verified registrants to access the meeting the day before the event. Registration closes at 6:00 PM Beijing Time, April 18.

Agenda

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Registration
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Panel discussion on new company law
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Speakers

  • Tracy Doherty-McCormick (Country Counsel in China at Boeing)

    Tracy Doherty-McCormick

    Country Counsel in China at Boeing

    Tracy Doherty-McCormick serves as Boeing’s Country Counsel in China. She previously served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Acting U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Department of Justice, where she prosecuted federal cases and oversaw the office. As General Counsel, Tracy assisted in standing up a newly created special inspector general’s office within the U.S. Department of the Treasury to investigate and audit pandemic-related fraud, waste, and abuse. Tracy was a Legislative Assistant at the U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, and a Law Clerk in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. She has held a variety of legal and consulting positions in the U.S. and abroad, including at law firms in Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong. Tracy graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. She studied Mandarin Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Asia Yale-in-China Chinese Language Center.

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  • Xixi Yang (Vice President and General Counsel at Volvo (China) Investment Co., Ltd.)

    Xixi Yang

    Vice President and General Counsel at Volvo (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

    Xixi Yang is the Vice President and General Counsel of Volvo (China) Investment Co., Ltd. She previously served as the Head of Legal of Tesla Greater China. Prior to Volvo and Tesla, Ms. Yang worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters with her career spanning London, Belgium, Hong Kong and Beijing. Her legal expertise encompasses corporate management, investment and M&A, dispute resolution, compliance, commercial operations and more. Ms. Yang graduated from Peking University and Harvard Law School, and is qualified as an attorney of New York State of the US.

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  • Kenneth Zhou (Partner at WilmerHale LLP)

    Kenneth Zhou

    Partner at WilmerHale LLP

    https://www.wilmerhale.com/en

    Kenneth Zhou is a partner in the firm's Asia Corporate Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2004.
    Mr. Zhou's practice focuses on foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital, joint ventures and strategic alliance, general corporate, anti-trust and regulatory matters, FCPA and investigations, and international dispute resolution. He has advised many 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, investments and business operations in China. Mr. 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 capital market, foreign trade and WTO matters.
    Mr. Zhou is a former governor and General Counsel of AmCham China. He currently serves as Chair of the Outbound Investment Forum of AmCham China.
    Mr. Zhou is the author of the Business Organization Chapter published in Business Law in China: Trade, Investment, Operations and Finance. ICC Publ. No. 672, 2d rev. ed. He is also one of the authors of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law – The First Five Years, published by Wolters Kluwer in 2012. He has written articles in such periodicals as China Law & Practice, Asia Pacific Antitrust and Trade Review, Capital and others on a wide range of topics including M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity/venture capital investment, foreign direct investment in China, tax and regulatory matters.
    Mr. Zhou was interviewed and spoke at events organized by CNN, Bloomberg, CCTV, The American Lawyer, Cai Jin Magazine, South China Morning Post, American Chamber of Commerce China, 21st Century, Top Capital, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), Asia Risk, and others on a variety of topics including cross-border M&A, anti-monopoly filings in China, equity financing, outbound investments of Chinese companies, dispute resolution, PE/VC investments, Internet law, SOE restructuring, qualified foreign institutional investors (QFII), qualified foreign limited partnership (QFLP), VIE structures, anti-monopoly law and national security review.

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  • Zhaoqi CEN (Partner at Zhonglun Law  Firm)

    Zhaoqi CEN

    Partner at Zhonglun Law Firm

    Mr. Cen’s practice focuses on antitrust/anti-unfair competition, customs and trade compliance, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. Mr. Cen has rich theoretical and practical experiences in antitrust law and has provided clients with comprehensive legal solutions and opinions with regard to antitrust investigation, litigation, concentration of undertakings, and antitrust compliance. The industries involved include internet, energy, IT, telecommunications, medicine, automobiles, etc.

    Mr. Cen has kept track of the legislative dynamics and enforcement trends of antitrust law, and has produced many academic achievements and publications including Report on Competition Law and Policy of China (co-editor, 2010-2022), The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review: Chapter for China (2016-2022), and the ICC Compendium of Antitrust Damages Actions (member of the drafting group)

    Social Activities:
    Researcher, UIBE Competition Law Centre
    Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
    Member, International Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Court Proceedings in Antitrust Damages Claims
    Deputy Secretary-General, Professional Committee of Competition Policy and Law of the China Society for WTO Studies (CWTO)

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  • Ray Shi (Partner at Han Kun Law Offices LLP)

    Ray Shi

    Partner at Han Kun Law Offices LLP

    Mr. Shi has been practicing law at prominent PRC and international law firms for more than a decade. Mr. Shi specializes in A-share and overseas capital markets, M&A, VC and PE investment, and other related transactions. During his professional career to date, he has established a sound professional reputation and has won considerable recognition for being able to provide need-based legal solutions and handle unprecedented or complicated transactions. He works with Chinese clients as a native speaker and can speak English proficiently.
    He not only has extensive experience in various hot industries in the primary and secondary markets during different periods (such as consumer finance, healthcare, biotech, SaaS, high-end manufacturing, etc.), and thus has unique insights into the business models, industry regulations, and market practices of these industries, but is also particularly skilled in handling complex and unprecedented major transactions that require cross-border and cross-legal jurisdictional considerations, as well as the integration of legal, financial, and tax-related dimensions.

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Tickets

AmCham China-Member
Standard Price RMB 150
AmCham China-Non-Member
Standard Price RMB 450

Venue

WeWork, Pacific Century Place

Floor 5, Gate 5, Pacific Century Place,
2A Workers' Stadium North Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027 北京市朝阳区工体北路甲2号,盈科中心5号门5层。 邮编100027

Beijing, Chaoyang District, China

If you have any questions please contact Ada Yang

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