How Biden's New Executive Order Can Impact Your Business

This event will provide an overview of Biden's new Executive Order targeting "outbound US investments" into Chinese-owned companies (in China and abroad) that operate in advanced technology sectors, against a backdrop of enhanced US export controls, inbound US investment restrictions and similar measures under consideration in the EU and the UK. Companies with touchpoints into these targeted advanced technologies, whether through existing investments in China, expansions into or with Chinese-owned companies (including outside of China), venture capital and private equity firms, funds and investment managers could be directly affected by this new Executive Order.

The event is intended to facilitate a discussion around intended and perhaps unintended consequences of the measures that have been proposed.

The tickets are limited, first come first served. This event is off the record, any recordings are not allowed.

Event Details:

  • Event format: Offline
  • Offline venue: AmCham China Office
  • Time & Date: September 14, 9:00am - 10:30am, Registration starts at 8:50am
  • Contact: Ada Yang,


  • Registration is required and due to limited capacity, we cannot accept registrations at the door. Please purchase your tickets in advance. Registration will close at 5:00 PM, September 13.
  • Tickets are non-refundable within 48 hours before the start of event.
  • Please make sure to register with your company email address.
  • PEA is applicable in this event.


8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM
9:35 AM - 10:15 AM
Panel Discussion
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


  • 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 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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    Janet Kim

    Partner at Washington, DC, Baker McKenzie

    Janet Kim focuses on outbound trade compliance issues that arise under US economic sanctions, export control laws, investment restrictions, antiboycott regulations, anti-money laundering laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She represents and advises US and non-US companies in criminal and regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, and compliance audits relating to these areas of law. She also advises on the extraterritorial application of these laws in cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, and other international commercial activities. Her practice includes the development and implementation of workable, risk-based internal compliance programs and procedures for companies in a wide range of industries.

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  • Cary Krosinsky (Professor at Yale University)

    Cary Krosinsky

    Professor at Yale University

    Considered a leading educator, author and senior advisor on the intersection of climate change and sustainable finance, Cary Krosinsky is teaching popular courses in 2023 on this subject at Brown, Harvard, HKUST, NYU and Yale.

    He was a member of the NY State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel appointed by Comptroller DiNapoli which informed the fund’s June 2019 Climate Action Plan, now actively implementing his suggestion of minimum standards while increasing their sustainable investments to $20B, and he regularly convenes and advises large global asset owners on related topics.

    His earlier books on sustainable finance are considered seminal, helping steer what used to be known as socially responsible investing from negative to more positive approaches starting in the mid-2000s and his most recent, 7th book, Modern China, calls for better relations between China and the West for the sake of solving sustainability challenges, produced with the Sustainable Finance Institute (SFI) where he is co-founder and President, and which hosted the 2019 Future of Sustainable Finance event at PHBS in Shenzhen. In 2021, SFI created the Clean Energy theme for the GlIN and worked with major index provider CSI on a better ESG framework for Asia.

    He is also author of numerous papers on the intersection of finance, capital and the low carbon transition, and independently advises a variety of investors, government agencies and other organizations on climate and impact.

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  • Hong Zhang (Head of PE, China at Shanghai, Baker McKenzie FenXun)

    Hong Zhang

    Head of PE, China at Shanghai, Baker McKenzie FenXun

    Ms. Zhang has abundant experience in corporate affairs, especially in the areas of cross-border M&A (including PE and VC) and joint ventures. She focuses on domestic and overseas cross-border M&A and related legal issues including complicated PE and VC investment and financing, the restructuring involved in dismantling or setting up ‘red-chip’ structures, pre-IPO equity financing and employee incentives for various types of corporations, as well as strategic cooperation and joint venture business. She has accumulated extensive experience and unique insight across a wide range of sectors such as TMT, Fintech, healthcare, real estate, financial institutions, High Tech and high-end manufacturing.

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