Winston & Strawn Hong Kong partner Simon Luk, who serves as chairman of the firm's Asia practice and concentrates his practice on international corporate securities, spoke on two panel discussions at the Digital Business: China seminar on March 4, 2009. The seminar was co-presented by Chinwag and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). The focus of the seminar was the potential for U.K. and Europe companies to expand into China markets.
Mr. Luk's first panel, titled "Before You Get Too Excited." examined the challenges, costs, cultural differences, legalities, and practicalities of beginning and executing business in China?
Joining Mr. Luk on this panel was Martin Bloom of Bloom & Tse; Duncan Clark of BDA/bdaconnect.com, and author Adrian Hornsby.
The second panel Mr. Luk spoke on, titled "How Should I Prepare My Business?," discussed questions that companies may have when thinking about expanding into new markets, including what type of documentation is needed, where to go for advice, are funding/grants available, and how long it will take a company to establish operations in China.
He was joined on this panel by John Davies of UKTI; Lisa Tse of Bloom & Tse; and Ralph Rogers of the China British Business Council.
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