China Lawyers


The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) has invited China Law Blog’s Steve Dickinson to Italy to give a two day series of lectures on international contract law.  Steve will be lecturing in Rome (in English) on May 18 and May 19, 2006.

Steve’s lectures are part of IDLO’s Development Lawyers Course, running in Rome from April 3 to June 9, 2006.  This course provides “a combination of training in legal skills as well as a thorough introduction to subjects closely related to development such as international trade law, international commercial transactions and internationally funded infrastructure projects.  The course is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of junior and mid-level international lawyers to enable them to facilitate the process of economic development in their countries.”  According to IDLO, this “course is intended for junior and mid-level international lawyers and legal advisers to ministries, governmental agencies and other regulatory bodies. Preference is given to international lawyers involved in legal reform, policy development or the negotiation and drafting of international contracts or international investment treaties on behalf of the State. Candidates should have at least 3 years of international law experience.”  Tuition for the full course is $12,500.

Buon viaggio!

Dan Harris

I am a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

I mostly represent companies doing business in emerging market countries. It has taken me many years to build my network and it takes constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), I am rated 10.0 by (its highest rating), and I am a SuperLawyer.

I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and I constantly travel between the United States and Asia. I most commonly speak on China law issues and I am the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog ( Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my international law practice.

I am licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at my firm, I focus on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.