Seminar corporate compliance in China - 24-09-2014-gent back to events

Date: 24/09/2014 - 24/09/2014
Where: the House of the Province of East Flanders, Seminariestraat 2, 9000 Gent
Type: FCCC events
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Corporate compliance in China: why is your management in China not sleeping so well anymore at night?


24 September 2014 - 15h30 - Gent



Dear Madam, Dear Sir,


The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the Province of East-Flanders have the pleasure to invite you to the Seminar focusing on Corporate compliance in China’.   This event will take place at 15h30 on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at the House of the Province of East Flanders, Seminariestraat 2, 9000 Gent.


Philippe Snel, lawyer and chief representative of De Wolf & Partners Shanghai Office has been advising foreign companies in China for over 10 years.

He will share his insights and update us on the current concerns of foreign investors in China, in particular with regard to corporate legal compliance.


Corporate compliance has indeed become the main topic of concern for foreign businesses in China in recent months. More and more companies (including a few Belgian companies) are confronted with compliance issues and some are finding out “the hard way” what the consequences of compliance breaches can be. At the same time, it still remains quite challenging to maintain and monitor corporate compliance programs in China.


Find out why compliance is becoming such a priority for business in China. Learn what you can do to help prevent managers and employees in China from engaging in illegal practices and how to best monitor compliance in your own China operations.  What happens if a breach occurs?  How to react and respond to official investigations. Who is responsible for what in a Chinese company and what to expect if a foreign manager becomes involved.


These and many more issues will be discussed by the speaker who will also be on hand to answer your questions.  


The programme:


15h30         Registration


16h00         Welcome by Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce


16h10        ‘Corporate compliance in China: why is your management in China not sleeping so well                                 anymore at  night?’ By Mr Philippe Snel, Lawyer and Chief Representative at the Dewolf &                            Partners Shanghai Office 


16h40         Case study and exchange of experiences 


17h30         Networking reception


During this conference you will receive the publication “FCCC Members’ Portraits in China’. The booklet includes 17 portraits of member companies active in China. The China-based managers of those companies talk about how their firms became active in the country and the difficulties and pitfalls they faced to on their way to success in the largest and most challenging market on earth.


This event is organised with the support of Flanders Investment & Trade.

Before this session, we also offer the opportunity to have a ‘free clinic’ on legal advice on your China matters.  


If you are interested to attend this roundtable meeting and/or have a free clinic, please register online before 19 September 2014:


We look forward to seeing you there, 




Best regards



Gwenn Sonck                                                                 Bert De Graeve  

Executive Director                                                          Chairman