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On Being a China Lawyer and on Doing Business In China: An Interview

Posted in China Business, Events, Legal News

I was interviewed last year by Jason Aquino of Scouts Consulting as part of an ongoing interview series on strategy and innovation in business, sports, and national security. Jason will be releasing this series of interviews in the future, but in the meantime he is allowing me to publish mine here, mostly after I begged him to… Continue Reading

Getting Money Out of China, Part 2: Don’t Fall for the Scams

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, Events, Legal News

Last week I wrote a post entitled, Getting Money Out of China: What the Heck is Happening?  The post focused on how the China lawyers at my firm have in just the last week or so received more communications regarding difficulties in getting money out of China than in the last year. Since that post, the… Continue Reading

China Media and Entertainment: January 12, 2016, in Beijing

Posted in China Business, China Film Industry, Events

Mathew Alderson, our firm’s lead China entertainment lawyer, will be moderating an AmCham event in Beijing on January 12. AmCham describes this event as follows: Media and Entertainment Forum Co-Chair Mathew Alderson will moderate an exclusive lunchtime presentation given by Ms. Dai Huang, Vice President, Distribution Sales and Production, Greater China, Sony Pictures Television. As… Continue Reading

China Products and Product Liability

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With product manufacturing comes product liability lawsuits. This is true no matter where you make your products, but China-related product liability lawsuits can be particularly complex because of how China issues can infuse so much of the case, ranging from serving the complaint at the commencement of the litigation to collecting on the judgment at its… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

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  From all of us, to all of you, Happy (belated) Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanza, and Winter Solstice, and Merry Christmas too! ENJOY the season/holidays! P.S. To see our firm holiday video card (it’s really good!), go here.

China Taxes and Economic Growth: The Webinar

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China Law Blog’s own Steve Dickinson will be participating in a panel discussion (followed by Q&A) discussing taxes in China and how they impact the Chinese economy. This webinar will begin on Wednesday, December 9th at 10 am Greenwich Mean Time (which is 2 a.m. Pacific Time and 5 a.m. Eastern Time and 10:00 a.m. London… Continue Reading

TPP: An Embrace, Distance or Disaster Decision? And What About China?

Posted in China Business, Events

Although China did not participate in or sign on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”), the agreement is an issue many of our China clients are monitoring. The countries that signed the TPP together represent 40% of global GDP. Several of the signatory countries – including Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam – represent key Asian… Continue Reading

China Litigation, Language and Culture: NYC on October 13

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Last month I was on a Chinese Business Lawyers Association hosted panel at Cardozo Law School on China IP during fashion week. Our panel intensely debated whether Alibaba is trying hard enough to stop counterfeits on its various sites. The Chinese Business Lawyers Association seems to be a little like the Republican Party in that they can’t seem… Continue Reading

China Fashion Law Symposium: New York City, September 24

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The Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law and the Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment (FAME) Center will be putting on US & China: Perspectives on Brand Protection and Intellectual Property on September 24 at 5 PM in New York City. Here is the agenda: 5:00 p.m. Registration opens 5:30 p.m. Opening remarks by Dean… Continue Reading

China Intellectual Property in Film and Online Broadcasting: A Webinar Starting on June 23 (9:30 a.m. London Time, 4:30 p.m. China Time)

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

The China Britain Business Council and the British Chamber of Commerce in China are co-sponsoring what is sure to be a great webinar, An Overview of Intellectual Property in Film and Online Broadcasting (VOD) Regulation. Click here to register, but do it fast because it starts very soon. The seminar is described as follows: China’s film… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your Intellectual Property In China: May 21 Seminar In Irvine, California

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Events

On Thursday, May 21, I will be speaking at the UC Irvine Law School at an all day China IP seminar organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, the Southern California District Export Council, UC Irvine Law School, and the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law. For the agenda, click here…. Continue Reading

The Music Business in China: Copyright And Regulatory Issues. Beijing, March 26

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

Mathew Alderson, head of our Beijing-based China Entertainment Group will be leading an AmCham Conference on China’s Music Business. This event, The Music Business in China: Copyright and Regulatory Issues, will take place on March 26 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the following venue: AmCham China Conference Center The Office Park AB, 6th Floor… Continue Reading

China And US Film And TV Content Event: Beijing on March 18

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

Mathew Alderson, who heads up our China media and entertainment practice, will be moderating a panel of leading experts discussing the “issues faced by creatives and producers when developing content suitable for audiences in both China and the US.” This AmCham event is called Creating Film and TV Content for Audiences in Both China and the… Continue Reading

China-U.S. Trade Dispute Seminar. NYC on January 21.

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If you interested in trade disputes involving the US and China or just in need of free CLE credits you should attend the Brooklyn Law School’s “Trade Disputes Involving the United States and China” on January 21. The conference features two judges from the US Court of International Trade (the Honorable Claire Kelly and the… Continue Reading

China and Hollywood — A Front-Row Seat with Clifford Coonan: In Beijing on November 20

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

In his capacity as chairman of AmCham China’s Media & Entertainment Forum, Mathew Alderson, who heads our China entertainment team out of Beijing, frequently invites distinguished guests to speak about media and entertainment issues in China. This Thursday (tomorrow), November 20, starting at noon in Beijing, Mathew will be moderating a talk by well-known journalist… Continue Reading

China’s Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects: November 1 in Los Angeles

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On Saturday, November 1, University of Southern California’s Pharmacy School will be putting on a China event focused on medical related issues, entitled,Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects. It will focus extensively on China medical issues and it will take place in PSC 108, at the School of Pharmacy, USC Health Sciences Campus, 1985 Zonal… Continue Reading

China Entertainment Law Event, Beverly Hills, November 3

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Our Beijing-based China entertainment lawyer, Mathew Alderson, will be speaking at a Beverly Hills Bar Association Event, on November 3, 2014, from noon to 1:30, at 9420 Wilshire Boulevard. The event is China’s Entertainment Industry: Exploring the Evolving Legal and Business Landscape. Mathew will be sharing the podium with Malcolm McNeil of the Arent Fox… Continue Reading

High-Level China IP Delegation to Discuss IP in China at Fordham Law School this Friday

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A high level China IP delegation will be at Fordham Law School this Friday evening to discuss China IP and China IP legislation. This will be a free event hosted by the Chinese Business Lawyers Association and the Fordham IP Institute. If you want to attend (and you absolutely should) you will need to RSVP at events@cblalaw.org, and specify… Continue Reading