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U.S.-China Legal Exchange

During the week of October 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce, along with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO), will co-host the 16th U.S.-China Legal Exchange, a unique forum that provides an opportunity for the business, legal, and academic communities in the United States to hear directly from Chinese officials about the new and important developments in China’s commercial legal and regulatory landscape. High-level government officials from China will present to public audiences in San Francisco, Denver, and Atlanta on two areas of China’s commercial law regime that impact the U.S. business and legal community, providing an unique opportunity for U.S. companies, lawyers, local and state government officials, and other interested persons to discuss with Chinese Government officials the impact of those changes on U.S. business opportunities. During the one-day event in each city, Chinese officials will present on:

(i) China’s review of mergers and acquisitions under its Anti-Monopoly Law; and (ii) New developments in consumer product safety and tort liability in China.

Department of Commerce General Counsel Cameron Kerry will lead the event from the U.S. side, and MOFCOM Vice Minister Chong Quan will lead the Chinese delegation.

San Francisco, CA
October 17, 2011
9:00AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Asia Society
Website and Registration: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=4817bd

Denver, CO
October 19, 2011
9:00AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Denver University, Sturm College of Law
Website and Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q0Z

Atlanta, GA
October 21, 2011
9:00AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Website and Registration: http://metroatlantachamber.com/content/Event.aspx?Code=54a6a540-2e75-413c-9165-5e84319a212f

Continuing Legal Education credits have been applied for and are pending in California, Colorado, and Georgia.

Sponsorship opportunities will be available. Should you or your organization be interested in sponsoring the Legal Exchange, or for additional questions about the Legal Exchange, please contact Brett Gerson, Attorney-Advisor in the Department of Commerce, Office of General Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, at bgerson@doc.gov or (202) 482-5595.