Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile)  is putting on a China law seminar in Santiago, Chile, later this month. The seminar will take place on November 25 and November 26 and I am confident it will be excellent. For more information on the conference go here and to register go here. My confidence stems from my having known for years the person behind this event, Marcos Jaramillo, and having complete faith (in the secular sense of the word) that he will not do anything less than a superlative job.  I have known Marcos since he was in the private practice of law at one of Santiago’s top law firms and was known in Chile as the “China lawyer.” Marcos now teaches Chinese and Japanese Law at the Catholic University of Chile.

The seminar bills itself as “a practical and in-depth analyses of the latest legal and tax issues facing companies with operations or business opportunities in China” and it is going to consist of the following speakers and topics:

  • Ms. Hua Yang (Attorney, Grandall Law Group, Beijing): Launching a Business in China
  • Mr. Hongliang Wang (Professor, School of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing): Contracts in China
  • Ms. Yuan Gao (Attorney, WilmerHale, Beijing): Taxes for Foreign Enterprises and Foreign Individuals in China
  • Mr. Jaime Ubilla (Attorney, UB & Co., Shanghai): Manufacturing, Processing, and Sourcing. Technology Projects and Joint Ventures
  • Mr. Hernan Felipe Errazuriz (Former Chilean Minister for Foreign Affairs; Partner, Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa, Errazuriz Abogados): Chilean Foreign Policy Towards China and Asia
  • Ms. Hua Yang (partner, Grandall Law Group, Beijing): Labor Law in China
  • Mr. Weixing Shen (PhD, Vice Dean, School of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing): Property Law in China, Practical Issues
  • Mr. Donald Clarke (Professor, The George Washington University, Washington DC): Transnational Litigation Involving China
  • Mr. Odean Volker (Attorney, Haynes & Boone LLP, Houston): Commercial Dispute Resolution, Enforcing Commercial Rights and Litigation in China — Use of Arbitration

I know Professor Clarke and I know him to be hugely knowledgeable about transnational litigation and I have read one of Professor Wang’s artilces on Chinese litigation and found it excellent. I am also impressed at how many people have come so far to speak at this event.

Again, click here for more information. And if you go, tell Marcos that Dan sent you.