January 25, 2011: Seminar on China–U.S.–Europe: Three Steps on the Road to Global Business
at the Luxembourg House
On January 25, 2011, CBLA and the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in New York jointly hosted a seminar entitled “China-U.S.-Europe: Three Steps on the Road to Global Business” at the historical Luxembourg House near the East River. Moderated by François Knaff, Consul General of Luxembourg in New York, the seminar featured a panel including Carine Feipel, partner of Arendt & Medernach, Axel Motte, International Tax Director at Deloitte and Xiaolin Zhou, partner of Jun He Law Offices. Over fifty lawyers and finance professionals attended the seminar.
François Knaff (Consul General of Luxembourg in New York)
The panel kicked off with an overview of the typical issues involving investments in China that U.S. businesses and lawyers often face, citing the divergent understandings of legal concepts as a main culprit. The panel continued the discussion with common investment vehicles in Luxembourg and emphasized unique structures that provide marked benefits for U.S. and Chinese investors. The discussion concluded with in-depth case studies of investment structures with an examination of their respective tax advantages.
Left to right: Xiaolin Zhou (Jun He), Axel Motte (Deloitte) and Carine Feipel (Arendt & Medernach)
Following the panel discussion, guests were invited to a special network reception downstairs where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served. Guests appreciated the beautiful paintings on the wall created by artists from Luxembourg and enjoyed learning about the history of the Luxembourg House, designed by architect Harold Sterner and once residence of celebrated songwriter Irving Berlin. CBLA’s Xiaoyan Zhang and George Hang organized the event.