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Chinese Trade Delegation to Meet at ABA Meeting to Explore Legal Requirements for Foreign Business and Investment

Chinese Trade Delegation to Meet at ABA Meeting to Explore Legal Requirements for Foreign Business and Investment

By Daniel Buchanan

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2012 — A Chinese trade delegation of high-ranking industry and government officials interested in investing and conducting business in the United States will meet June 4 at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in New York for the American Bar Association program, “East-West Trade: Legal Requirements for Foreign Business and Investment.” The conference is sponsored by the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section in cooperation with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

Wang Li, deputy director general of CCPIT, will deliver the opening remarks at 3:10 p.m. Randy J. Aliment, chair of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, will co-lead a question-and-answer session and provide closing remarks at 5 p.m.

Session topics include:

Committee on Foreign Investment in United States — ABA President-Elect Nominee James R. Silkenat, a partner in the national law firm of Sullivan & Worcester, will discuss the guidelines for gaining approval and acceptance of foreign investments from CFIUS— the U.S. inter-agency committee that reviews the national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. companies or operations— and how to increase the odds for a successful review.
3:20 p.m.

United States Intellectual Property Overview — This session will address intellectual property protection in the United States; as well as the IP regulations and enforcement measures foreign investors should expect when bringing their operations to the United States.
3:45 p.m.

Compliance with United States Employment and Labor Laws — Panelists will discuss compliance and obligations with U.S. labor and employment laws, including employment practices, minimum compensation requirements, employee rights and potential litigation for violations.
4:15 p.m.

Additional topics to be covered include:

  • How to Enter the United States Marketplace;
  • Director’s and Officers’ Liability;
  • An Introduction to Basic United States Bankruptcy Issues; and
  • Risk Management and Team Building in Cross-Border Disputes.

Additional information as well as a link to the full agenda can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentials and more information, please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091, or maria.gutierrez@americanbar.org.

The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance, and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system.  TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance.  The section has about 25,000 members and 32 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice.  For more information about the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website, www.americanbar.org/tips.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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