Event: Seminar -- U.S. Legal Issues Impacting Chinese Businesses

Date: 04/25/2013

On April 23, 2013, CBLA and Tsinghua Univer-sity co-hosted a bilingual panel discussion on U.S. legal issues impacting Chinese businesses. Professor Liu Han served as the moderator and introduced the topic. Ko-Yung Tung, a professor at Yale Law School, and Senior Counselor at Morrison & Foerster, opened the presentations with a discussion of the complexities of the U.S. legal system, as well as career advice for Tsinghua students. 
Lingyan Peng, a partner at Jingcheng, Tongda & Neal, gave a focused presentation on how U.S. transactional law impacts Chinese businesses. Thomas Man, a partner at Morrison & Foerster, discussed transactional issues as well as business development issues and cultural misunderstandings. Changyu Fu, a litigation partner at Jun He Law Offices, discussed the various forms of litigation that are currently impacting Chinese companies, and commented on the implications of certain U.S. courts' taking an expansive view of their jurisdictional reach. Geoffrey Sant, Special Counsel at Dorsey & Whitney, commented on crosscultural and translation issues in cross-border litigations.