Winston & Strawn partner Michael Phillips, who is based in the firm's Hong Kong office and concentrates his practices on corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions spoke at a seminar hosted by Winston & Strawn titled "Doing Business in China in a Down Economy" held in the firm's San Francisco office on Tuesday, February 10, 2009.
This 90-minute seminar addressed the global financial crisis and its potential to affect both investors in China and the overall legal landscape. Mr. Phillips examined the following topics:
- An overview of the current legal landscape in China
- Inbound investment and types of vehicles that exist for foreigners to invest in China
- Outbound investment and relevant legal issues
- Employment law in China, including the effect and impact of the new labor contract law
- Intellectual property protection in China
- Governance, including FCPA issues relating to China
San Francisco partners Becky Troutman and James Topinka, as well as associates Christine Hoefliger, Jinjian Huang, Michelle Leung and Anne Maglione attended this event on behalf of the firm.