Webinar - Current Opportunities and Mechanisms for Success When Doing Business in China in What is the “New” Normal

September 9th 1:30-3 p.m. Eastern Time | Zoom Webinar


Current Opportunities and Mechanisms for Success When Doing Business in China in What is the “New” Normal

When: September 9th 1:30-3 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: Zoom Webinar

1:30-2:40 p.m.

1. Introduction

– Relevant statistics about China’s investment opportunities;
– Geographic growth initiatives and regions (Belt & Road, Development Regions & Pilot Programs)

2. Cross Border Contracts

– Key contract terms requiring change due to the “New” Normal;
– Change in negotiating style and format

3. Cross Border Deals and Investments: Where are we right now?

A. “New” PRC Foreign Investment Law: Managing new and redefining old relationships

– “Game Changers”: Critical new rights and obligations;
– Latest M&A metrics in & out of China

B. Cross Border Challenges

– Legal and regulatory;
– Finance & Investment;
– Brief Current Case Comments: Market entry and risk management involving “Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technologies (JSAT)”

4. Cross Border Opportunities

– Expansion methods: Structuring the correct business model in today’s environment (joint venture, wholly owned entity, contract);
– Industry growth

5. Closing Remarks

– Recent Success Stories!
– Why China is here to stay!

2:40-3 p.m. Q&A

Guest Speakers:

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, Senior Foreign Counsel at Duan & Duan Law firm (Shanghai)

Robert Daudt, Founder and Managing Partner at ChinaPlus Capital


George Likourezos, partner at Carter, DeLuca & Farrell, LLP

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Featured Speakers

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan

Senior Foreign Counsel
Duan & Duan Law Firm

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan is a New York licensed attorney with three decades of legal and business experience in the USA and Asia. Ms. Kaptzan began her legal career in 1985 in New York City arguing and managing complex corporate cases and handling corporate matters. For more than twenty years, she has lived and worked in Shanghai. For fifteen of those years, she worked for reputable Chinese and foreign law firms.

Ms. Kaptzan has been Senior Foreign Counsel at Duan & Duan (Shanghai), one of the oldest and largest Chinese law firms, for 5 ½ years. She acts as general counsel to her clients, helping them with investment strategies, structuring, company set-up and M&A. She provides guidance on employment, intellectual property, cross-border contracts, compliance, corruption investigations, and project management. Her clients are small to large public multinational companies, governments, families and individuals in varying industries.

Robert E. Daudt

Managing Partner
ChinaPlus Capital Limited

Mr. Daudt has a successful and distinquished record spanning 35 years in the business world. He has been involved in over 120 acquisitions and divestitures in both the United States and China. Mr. Daudt has worked for over 20 years in China, starting the first Sino-American underground construction joint venture in that country. Mr. Daudt holds a Bachelor in Science degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law. Additionally, he holds his CPCU, AAI and CBI designations.

Prior to founding ChinaPlus Capital, he was Managing Director of Lazard Middle Market in Shanghai. Mr. Daudt is a frequent lecturer and sits on the board of several companies. He is also a Managing Partner at Shanghai YiXing Capital, Ltd, a  founding partner at Smart Capital, Senior Advisor and shareholder at Driving Force Asia, Adjunct Professor at Tongji University and a founding board member of ACG China.

George Likourezos

Carter, DeLuca & Farrell, LLP

George Likourezos is a partner at Carter, DeLuca & Farrell, LLP, a full-service intellectual property (IP) law firm based in Melville, New York. His practice encompasses all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law.

George focuses his law practice on patent and trademark law, and representing his clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office and throughout the world for protecting his clients’ innovations, new products, brands, and trademarks. His clients include individual inventors, startups, universities, research institutions, middle-market and Fortune 100 companies involved in a wide range of technologies. He also performs due diligence investigations of IP portfolios for M&A transactions and investment purposes, and clearance studies to ensure new products are designed while steering away from any potentially blocking patents which may lead to claims of infringement after product launch.