Event: “Innovative Options for Entering the China Market”

Date: 07/23/2014

Co-sponsor with the ABA Section of International Law: China Committee

The seminar explored not only the traditional business model and new alternatives to entering the China market, but also how to possibly avoid (or minimize) disputes. Significant focus was on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and its innovative measures for doing business in the zone (such as facilitation and opening of service sectors to foreign investment, financial innovations and foreign exchange reforms).  It also focused on M&A as an encouraged approach for foreign investments in to China, as well as the latest developments in China's laws and their impact on foreign M&A.

Topic Areas

1.        Company Formation options

2.        Company Law Amendments

3.        China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (and pending FTZ applications in other Chinese regions)

4.        Cross-Border Contractual Relations (Traditional Manufacturing vs. Modern Distribution and PR/Marketing)

5.        Mergers and Acquisitions (Traditional Model vs. Modern Structures)


Geoffrey Sant, Special Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, New York City, USA 


Paul B. Edelberg, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP, Connecticut/New York City, USA 

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, Haworth & Lexon Law Firm, Shanghai, China


Audry Li, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai, China