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BEIJING, China (November 8, 2017) - On November 8, 2017, Perkins Coie LLP, along with the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) and the Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, hosted a program titled “Sino-U.S. Trade and Investment: New Regulations, Policies and Practices” at the Beijing Capital Club. Chinese and U.S. attorneys, senior officers and executives came together to explore the current state of some of the key regulatory, legal and practical issues of Sino-U.S. trade and investment. Over 100 representatives from leading companies, industry associations and trade organizations attended the seminar.

The seminar was moderated by Kevin Zhu, senior partner of Zhonglun W&D. Perkins Coie partner Michael House, firmwide co-chair of the firm’s International Trade & Transactions practice, introduced the firm’s international legal practices, spoke about U.S. governmental trade procedures and compliance, provided an overview of the Trump Administration’s key trade personnel, and discussed pending Section 232 and Section 301 investigations impacting Chinese industries and enterprises. Perkins Coie Patent Litigation partners James Coughlan and Kevin Patariu presented on U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations. Patent Litigation partner Johnny Chiu spoke about key developments of trade secrets cases in both federal and state jurisdictions. Zhonglun W&D senior partner Lawrence Guo spoke on Sino-U.S. investment regulatory policies and challenges, while Zhonglun W&D partner Isabelle Zhai discussed the development of merger and acquisition loans and analyzed models of cross-border foreign investment based on specific case studies.

“We are honored to partner with CCOIC and Zhonglun W&D Law Firm to present to leading companies, industry associations and trade organizations,” said Michael. “The presentations will help develop a broader understanding of key regulatory, legal and practical issues facing Sino-U.S. trade and investment.”

“The resurgence of Section 337 Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission has brought renewed attention on the ITC as a venue for Chinese companies to resolve disputes over U.S. intellectual property rights,” said James, firmwide co-chair of Perkins Coie’s ITC Section 337 Actions practice. “This seminar was a valuable opportunity to provide an overview of the ITC to a wide audience and explain how Chinese companies with qualifying domestic industry activities in the U.S. can utilize the ITC to obtain a rapid remedy to infringement of their U.S. intellectual property rights.”

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