Chinese Companies in the US: Navigating the Legal Systems (May 3, 2017)

Chinese companies have been accelerating their investment in the U.S. According to Mergermarket, Chinese companies invested $53.9 billion into the U.S. in 2016 alone, a 360% surge from 2015. With rapidly increasing investment in the U.S., Chinese companies in the U.S. must navigate the legal systems of both the United States and China. How have they fared, and more importantly, how can they improve? Please join our panel of distinguished attorneys as they share their insights from working within preeminent Chinese companies or advising as outside counsel for Chinese companies.

California CLE credit will be provided, and light dinner will be served, courtesy to Alston & Bird. (Revised April 24, 2017)

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

Yitai Hu, Partner, Alston & Bird LLC

Adam Li, Partner, JunHe LLP

Roger Shang, Senior Legal Director, Alibaba Group

Ben Wang, VP and Chief IP Counsel, ZTE (TX), Inc.

Parker Zhang, Legal Director, Baidu USA

Linda Zhou, Partner, K & L Gates LLP



Harry Wang, Partner, Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott LLP



6:30 pm-8:30 pm, May 3, 2017 (Wednesday)



Alston & Bird

(1950 University Avenue, 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA 94303)


Cost: Free for members and $10 for guests


Light Dinner will be served (Courtesy to Alston & Bird)

Please register: (Eventbrite)



Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) is a professional organization for attorneys and law students in the Bay Area who are Chinese speaking or have a keen interest in Chinese law.  Through our events, members and guests can network, develop professional skills, and share knowledge and ideas regarding a variety of topics, including the practice of law in the Bay Area and in China. For more information, please go to


About Alston & Bird LLC

Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy.  The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 18 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States.  The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. For more information, please go to


About K & L Gates LLP

K&L Gates LLP comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. In fact, we have the largest integrated network of offices of any global law firm. We represent leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. For more information, please go to

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