Is Setting up a Business in China Impossible?

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The second webinar in this series will be about if setting up a business in China is easy. What is the right structure for your business in China? How long does it take to set up a business? How much do I need to invest?

Traditionally the focus has been on joint ventures, WFOEs and representative offices, but what has changed over the years and what is all the fuss about the new ‘Foreign Investment Law’?

China: The Art of Law
Chronicling Deals, Disasters, Greed, Stupidity, and Occasional Success in China
15 years after writing ‘China: The Art of Law’, Mark Schaub takes us through important legal and business issues for companies doing business with or in China. The webinars aim to be heavy on light-hearted content, war stories and useful insights … not your normal legal webinar. We will also have guests who will share their insights and experiences and who we will mock. The overriding question is to consider how China changed; how to be successful and did Schaub learn anything after working as a lawyer in China for 26 years?

During each webinar, we encourage you to ask questions related to the topic and engage in what we hope to be a meaningful discussion.

Date And Time
Fri, 28 August 2020
10:30 – 11:30 CEST

The Speakers:

Mark Schaub, Senior Partner – King & Wood Mallesons

Mark Schaub specializes in foreign direct investment, M&A and restructuring in China. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes and is a trusted advisor to many companies ranging from family owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Mark is global co-head of our firm’s consumer practice where he worked with international brands large and small to enter, grow and exit China.

Mark has worked as a lawyer in Shanghai since 1993. He was the first foreign partner to join our China firm in 2000. He has been consistently awarded Asia Law’s “Lawyer of the Year” for corporate work and appears in many guides such as Chambers. Since August 2018, Mark has been splitting his time between London, Frankfurt and Shanghai.

Robbert Gorris, Director – Sovereign China

At Sovereign China Robbert works with companies and provide them with experience in market entry strategy for China. He provides them with his knowledge of the Chinese market gains during his 10 years in China working with SME’s who wanted to enter China.

Before joining Sovereign Robbert was General Manager at the Belgium, Netherlands Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (BenCham).


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