CLE event: joint ventures in China – navigating the challenges

19 OCT 2017
DLA Piper LLP (US)
2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California
United States of America
DLA Piper and KPMG invite you to join us for a discussion on doing business in China. Drawing on our experience in assisting multinational corporations, our panel will provide you with tips to help you identify and navigate the legal risks and challenges when partnering with Chinese companies. 

  • Why are US companies going for JVs again to gain market access in China and what are the key benefits?
  • Joint venture structures: China and US tax and legal considerations
  • Negotiation tips: What to expect from your Chinese partner in negotiating an alliance deal
  • A roadmap to partnering with Chinese companies: US and China laws around cybersecurity, IP licensing and technology transfer and antitrust, as well as China anti-bribery law and FCPA issues
  • Best practices for protecting against business disputes in China
Louis Lehot, Co-Chair, US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, based in Silicon Valley 
Li Qiang (LQ), Co-Regional Managing Partner, Asia, based in Shanghai 
Paul Chen, Mergers and Acquisitions Partner, based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, and former head of DLA Piper's Asia Corporate practice 
Peng Tao, Tax Partner, based in Hong Kong 
Sherman Chu, Technology Transactions Partner, based in Silicon Valley, and former General Counsel of Cisco Asia 
Scott Thiel, Head of Technology and Telecoms, Asia, based in Hong Kong 
William (Skip) Fisher, Head of Patents, China, based in Shanghai 
Nathan (Nate) Bush, Head of Investigations and Antitrust and Competition, Asia, based in Singapore 
Cedric Chao, Trial Partner and US Head, International Arbitration Practice, based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley 


Please contact Cheryl Freedman.

California: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours in the General category. DLA Piper certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed in the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

New York: This transitional and nontransitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement.

New Jersey: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.8 qualify as hours of credit toward the General category.

CLE credit will be applied for in other states where DLA Piper has an office except in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

Earn: 1.5 CPE Credit
Cost: No charge
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: Overview
Field of Study: Tax
No prerequisites required
No advanced preparation required

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