The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and AllBright Law Offices have the pleasure to invite you to a webinar focused on the Impact of the New PRC Civil Code on Foreign Invested Companies in China.This webinar will take place on October 8, 2020, at 10 am CEST.
We are proud to announce that Allbright Law Offices has become a new structural partner of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce. Allbright Law Offices is Shanghai's largest Chinese law firm and the seventh-largest in China.
On May 28, 2020, The Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China was officially adopted and promulgated, and it will come into effect on January 1, 2021. After the Civil Code comes into effect, the Marriage Law, Inheritance Law, General Principles of Civil Law, Adoption Law, Guarantee Law, Contract Law, Property Law, Tort Liability Law, and General Civil Law will all be abolished. The Civil Code has not made substantial changes to the country’s main legal framework, but has made some adjustments to specific rules on the basis of judicial practice. The introduction of the Civil Code will require foreign invested companies in China to review, and potentially modify, their business models and contract terms, depending on their business.
The webinar will highlight key changes in the Civil Code from existing laws and offer key pointers on how businesses should best prepare.
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome and Introduction by Ms. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce.
10:05 - 10:40 Presentation by Mr. Carl Li, Senior Partner AllBright Law Offices
10:40 - 11:00 Q&A
Mr. Li has 20 years of extensive experience of providing legal services to foreign investors in China. His clients include Fortune 500 multinational corporations and medium- and small-sized European family businesses. He has advised on many milestone foreign direct investment projects.
Mr. Li graduated from Renmin University Law School (the top-ranking law school in China) and is also a graduate of the EMBA program at the China Europe International Business School (the number one business school in China). He was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in the US and also trained at Harvard Law School.
AllBright Law Offices is a leading full-service law firm committed to providing the highest levels of quality advice to clients. Based in Shanghai, AllBright has provided unmatched service throughout a period of continuous economic and political change across China. Their focus on providing excellent advice and support to their clients has led to rapid expansion. The firm has branch offices in 21 cities on the Chinese mainland (Hangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xiamen, Jinan, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Nanchang, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Changchun, Wuhan and Urumqi), as well as in Hong Kong, London and Seattle. In addition, as a result of their increased international presence, they have established an association with the Hong Kong law firm Stevenson, Wong & Co. and a strategic partnership with the UK firm Bird & Bird LLP.