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Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Sunday, October 2, 2011

US-China Legal Exchange (commercial law)

I've been asked to post the following announcement. Here's a more specific agenda for the event.


The United States Department of Commerce

in partnership with

China’s Ministry of Commerce


The 2011 U.S.-China Legal Exchange

Changes in China’s Commercial Law and Implications on

Doing Business in China

During the week of October 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce, along with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), will co-host the 16th U.S.-China Legal Exchange, a unique forum that provides an opportunity for the business, legal, and academic communities in the United States to hear directly from Chinese officials about the new and important developments in China’s commercial legal and regulatory landscape.  High-level government officials from MOFCOM, the State Council’s Legislative Affairs Office, and the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress will present to a public audiences in San Francisco, CA (Oct. 17), Denver, CO (Oct. 19), and Atlanta, GA (Oct. 21) on two areas of China’s commercial law regime that impact the U.S. business and legal community, providing an unique opportunity for U.S. companies, lawyers, local and state government officials, and other interested persons to discuss with Chinese Government officials the impact of those changes on U.S. business opportunities.  During the one-day event, Chinese officials will present on:

(i)                 China’s review of mergers and acquisitions under its Anti-Monopoly Law; and

(ii)               New developments in consumer product safety and tort liability in China. 

Department of Commerce General Counsel Cameron Kerry will lead the event from the U.S. side, and MOFCOM Vice Minister Chong Quan will lead the Chinese delegation.

San Francisco, CA
October 17, 2011
Location: TBD
Website and Registration:

Denver, CO
October 19, 2011
Location: Denver University, Sturm College of Law
Website and Registration:

Atlanta, GA
October 21, 2011
Location: Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Website and Registration:


To register for the Legal Exchange, please visit this website.  Please note that Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been applied for and are currently pending with the State Bars of California, Colorado, and Georgia. 

Sponsorship opportunities will be available. Should you or your organization be interested in sponsoring the Legal Exchange, or for additional questions about the Legal Exchange, please contact Brett Gerson, Attorney-Advisor in the Department of Commerce, Office of General Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, at [email protected] or (202) 482-5595.

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