'Critical Issues In Post-WTO China'

Critical Issues in Post-WTO China is the title of a CLE seminar scheduled for this month by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY).

The program will take place on Wednesday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York City.

This program will address the legal and economic landscape of post-WTO China. A faculty of experienced "China hands," lawyers, scholars and finance executives will offer practical advice and insights gained from years of experience in U.S.-China business, including:

China's new business and industrial landscape: corporatization, "privatization" and corporate governance in reform-era China;

M&A in China: entry and exit issues for foreign capital - traditional strategic to private equity/VC investors;

China's capital markets: China's direct and indirect issuers, and foreign capital participation;

Intellectual Property and licensing: technology licensing into the People's Republic of China - post-WTO changes to the "technology import" (and now export) regime;

Corporate and social responsibility and human rights - issues for foreign capital;

Post-WTO case study: regulation and reform of the banking and insurance sectors, and foreign investment;

Foreign exchange control issues.

The program chair is Eliot R. Clauss, Clauss & Sabatini. Among the speakers are Donald C. Clarke, professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law; Edmond L. Papantonio, senior vice president and senior compliance officer for fixed-income products, Lehman Brothers Inc., and Jingzhou Tao and Edward H. Tillighast III, Coudert Brothers LLP.

For details on registration fees and CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board in this issue.

For reservations, call (212) 382-6663 or access www.abcny.org.