DATES:    JUNE 27 - JULY 8, 2016

TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This program offers perspective on China’s international laws, regulations, and policies governing trade and investment at national and international levels. Including general WTO law, this program will focus on obligations under Regional and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements and China’s Foreign Trade and new Foreign Investment Law. It will also introduce the evolution of China’s Bilateral Investment Treaties and dispute settlement mechanisms in international and domestic forums.

 

FOCUS ON CHINA

  • Investment laws of China, including laws regulating FDI and outbound investments
  • China’s laws of trade: regulation of international trade and private laws concerning international trade
  • China’s free trade agreements: law and practice
  • China’s BITs: recent developments and trends
  • One Belt One Road Initiatives
  • China’s Mulitlateral Development Banks: The China Developmnent Bank and Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

 

BASIC STANDARDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT

  • National laws and regulations
  • Minimum standards under customary international law
  • Background on the history of free trade and other agreements relating to investment
  • Chinese finance and investment law
  • Chinese business law

 

OVERVIEW OF CHINESE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT LAW

  • Corporate securities law
  • Financial regulation and compliance
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • International and comparative tax law
  • International business law
  • Investigation law and practice
  • Chinese and international banking law

 

INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

  • Substance of common investor protection clauses, including national treatment, MFN, fair and equitable treatment, transfer of funds, ecpropriation, and nationalization
  • Arbitration under various treaties including ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, ECT, and UNICTRAL
  • Selection of forum and arbitrators
  • Alternative forms of dispute resolution
  • Role of the arbitral tribunal and conduct of proceedings
  • Managing the arbitration
  • Sources and choice of applicable law
  • State defenses to investor claims
  • Methods of calculating damages
  • Recognition, enforcement, and challenges to an arbitral award

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  • The fundamental rules
  • Non-tariff barriers
  • Trade remedies
  • Customs issues
  • Agriculture
  • General obligations
  • Negotiated commitments
  • Intellectual property
  • Substantive requirements
  • Enforcement obligations globally and in China
  • Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)
  • GATT/WTO overview
  • The economics and politics of RTAs
  • Scope of RTAs
  • New model agreements: TPP; TTIP; RCEP
  • EU Economic Partnership Agreements
  • RTAs in Africa

 


DATES:    JULY 18 - 29, 2016
TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This class will help participants to navigate the opportunities and risks of doing business in China. It begins with formulating market strategy, understanding the legal environment, and understanding dispute resolution mechanisms. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese legal framework which affects business activities in China, such as new anti-monopoly laws, restrictions on financial markets, and rules and regulations in China’s Pilot Free Trade Zones.

 

  • Anti-Trust laws in China
  • Financial regulation of the financial markets (Foreign Exchange Control)
  • China’s banking and Capital Markets
  • Taxation in China: law and practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in China: law and practice
  • Accessing China Investment Markets, Contracts & Negotiations
  • Corporate Structures and Registrations
  • Free Trade Zones: Special Rules and Opportunities
  • Market Access and Investment Regulatory Review
  • Import and Export Regulations
  • Labor Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Inbound Investment Regulations
  • Securities and Exchange Laws in mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Property Law

 


DATES:    AUGUST 1 - 12, 2016
TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

Turkey’s growing economy, strategic geographical position and demography, growing consumer middle class, solid banking sector, and the tenacity of its entrepreneurial class have made this country a growing market for Chinese business. This seminar provides the knowledge and skills necessary for Chinese businesses and individuals investing in Turkey and the Middle East.

 

  • Investors Corporate Responsibilities
  • Labor Regulations
  • Country and Regional Risk
  • Compensation / Benefits
  • Regional Variations throughout Middle East Countries
  • Islamic financing systems
  • Dispute Mechanisms and Enforcement
  • Investment Law and Climate
  • Key Industries

    • Energy
    • Steel
    • Coal
    • Health Sector
  • Social / Political Stability and Advancement
  • Finding and Understanding Key Decision Making Resources
  • Environmental Implications
  • Maritime Regulations In New Commercial Code


DATES:    AUGUST 1 - 12, 2016
TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

The African continent’s growing economy, strategic geographical position and demography, growing consumer middle class, solid banking sector, and the tenacity of its entrepreneurial class make this region a growing market for Chinese business. This seminar provides the knowledge and skills necessary for Chinese businesses and individuals investing in emerging African economies.

 

  • Investors Corporate Responsibilities in Africa
  • Labor Regulations
  • Indigenous People’s Rights
  • Compensation / Benefits
  • Property Law
  • Regional Variations throughout Africa
  • Private banking system in Africa
  • Investment Law and Climate
  • Social/Political Stability and Advancement
  • Finding and Understanding Key Decision Making Resources
  • Environmental Implications
  • Sustainability in Natural Resources and Agricultural
  • Contracts
  • Dispute Mechanisms and Enforcement
  • Service Sector Investment
  • Corporate Structures and Registrations

 


DATES:    AUGUST 15 - 25, 2016
TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This seminar presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. This seminar places specific focus on the trans-national pursuit and recovery of stolen Chinese assets and the criminal suspects associated with these crimes.

 

  • Comparative Legal Systems Related to International Asset Recovery
  • Legal factors that hinder assets restitution
  • Asset and Sovereign Asset Forfeiture and Repatriation
  • Treaties and Judicial Cooperation
  • Regulatory process of seizure - Chinese Systems and US Systems
  • Investigating means, regulations, methods, and assistance of identifying and tracking financial assets
  • International cooperation on anti-corruption and the exclusionary rules of illegal evidence
  • The Role of INTERPOL in international pursuit and recovery of financial crime suspects
  • Extradition, prosecution, and repatriation of criminal suspects: political, treaty, and judicial obstacles
  • Discussion of the UN and World Bank STaR program and responsibilities
  • Overview of Criminal defense protections afforded international suspects: Chinese and US viewpoints
  • Legal Pursuit and Recovery of Stolen Historical items, Art, and Antiquities