Event information

Date: Wed 31 Jul 2024 Time: 12.00pm - 6.00pm Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing, 2 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100022

The Legal 500 is delighted to formally announce the second edition of GC Summit China, taking place on 31st July 2024 in Beijing.

Join leading practitioners and esteemed in-house counsel for comprehensive panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities. The Legal 500’s GC Summit China: Beijing 2024 will provide practical insights into the evolving role of in-house counsel and the challenges that in-house legal departments are set to face in 2024 and beyond.

In association with our partners for this event, the event will include a series of sessions covering a variety of cutting edge and up to date topics for discussion, such as:

  • Creating an ESG Roadmap: Reporting & disclosure obligations – How ready is your company?
  • Managing cross-border disputes
  • Opportunity in complexity and volatility – getting deals done in China
  • Beyond the General Counsel role: charting a purposeful career path
  • Navigating Complexities: Insights on the Bankruptcy landscape in China for In-house Counsel
  • The impact of artificial intelligence on the legal world
  • Building an effective governance programme
  • Data: from compliance to capitalization
  • Managing internal investigations
  • Arbitration from a China perspective
  • Navigating an ever-changing employment landscape

Drawing on the vast experience of our highly accomplished speakers, this event will provide practical, hands-on advice to all in-house counsel.

It is a must-attend event for any in-house lawyers in Beijing looking to reach the next level of their professional development.

Agenda

TBC

Speakers

Zhao Jiming, senior partner, W&H Law Firm

ZHAO Jiming, senior partner of W&H Law Firm, director of W&H’s National Company Law professional Committee. Mr. Zhao is currently a member of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate’s Expert Committee on Civil Administrative Litigation Supervision Cases, a member of the China Law Conference and Law Research Institute, a member of the Company Law Committee of All China Lawyers Association, and a director of the Merger and Reorganization Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association. He is the author of Principles of Shareholder Representative Litigation and Lawyers’ Practice (Law Press) and The Game between Shareholders’ Right to Know and Corporate Interests (Law Press), etc.

Qiang (Alan) Cui, partner, Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Mr. Cui practices disputes with special focus on contentious matters regarding equity investment, commercial real estate, construction, international trade and transport, IP and competition, and asset management, etc. Mr. Cui has represented numerous financial institutions, MNCs, Chinese SOEs in over 400 proceedings before Chinese courts of various levels and arbitral tribunals at CIETAC, BAC/BIAC, SHIAC, HKIAC and other arbitration institutions.

Zhou Yiming, senior partner, W&H Law Firm

Mr. Zhou Yiming, senior partner of W&H Law Firm (Shanghai), is the head of the Non-performing Asset Disposal and Corporate Bankruptcy Reorganization Department. He provides legal counsel services for government, state-owned enterprises, foreign-invested enterprises, etc. He engages in the areas of commercial dispute resolution, corporate affairs, bankruptcy liquidation and restructuring. Mr. Zhou was named as “Excellent Litigation Lawyer of Changning District (Shanghai)” and “Excellent Lawyer of Changning District (Shanghai)”. Currently, Mr. Zhou works as an arbitrator in the arbitration institutions of Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, and Zhejiang Province.

He Haifeng, doctor of law, Grandway Law Offices

Mr. He Haifeng, Doctor of Law, specializing in corporate and financial dispute resolution. Mr. He has rich experience in the financial field, especially asset management and bond related dispute resolution. The “Wuyang Bond” case Mr. He represented was selected by the Supreme People’s Court as one of the “Top 10 Classic Commercial Cases in China in 2022”. Mr.He has been researching legal policies in the financial field for a long time and has published a monograph titled “General Knowledge of Securities Law” (published by China Legal Publishing House in June 2022). Mr.He Serves as an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Member of the Legal and Rights Protection Committee of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants,a director of the Securities Law Research Association of the China Law Society, a director and deputy secretary-general of the Lawyers Law Research Association of the China Law Society.

Wang Yan, partner, Grandway Law Offices

Mr. Wang Yan, a partner of Grandway Law Offices, graduated from Tsinghua University School of Law with LLB, currently studying for an EMBA at CEIBS. Mr. Wang focuses his practices on capital operation both at home and abroad. He has assisted many private equity investment teams with domestic investment, offered legal support for domestic listing and major assets restructuring for companies. He works as a regular legal advisor in many listed and non-listed companies as well. Therefore, he is very experienced in private equity investment, domestic listing and M&A and reorganization.

Zhang Ying, partner, Grandway Law Offices

Ms. Zhang Ying is a partner of Grandway Law Offices. Since working at Grandway Law Offices as a full-time lawyer, Ms. Zhang Ying has been focusing her work on corporate and securities law services. In those years of work, she has provided specific legal service to dozens of clients in the fields such as IPOs, M&A and restructuring ,refinancing,Purchase of listed company and Private Equity Investment, etc. Ms. Zhang especially has rich experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Zhang is now working as a member of internal verification of the securities law business at Grandway, she is also a member of the Professional Committee on Legal Affairs in Merger, Acquisition and Reorganization of Beijing Lawyers Association.

Xu Huanming, partner, Grandway Law Offices

Mr. Xu Huanming is a partner of Grandway Law Offices. He graduated from University of Montreal in Canada with a Master of Laws degree majoring in international business laws. Since joining Grandway Law Offices, Mr. Xu has been focusing on legal advising on the capital market area, including domestic and overseas initial public offerings, corporate securities issuance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and spin-offs, refinancing of listed companies, and bond/debenture issuance. With more than ten years of practical experience and work ethics of dedication and commitment, Mr. Xu has consistently delivered high-quality and efficient legal services to a diverse clientele, ranging from state-owned enterprises and private companies to innovative startups covering various industries, including software and corporate services (SaaS), biopharmaceuticals, life sciences and healthcare, integrated circuits and semiconductors, aviation, and chemical product.

He Yunchen, attorney, Grandway Law Offices

Attorney He Yunchen graduated from Beihang University with a Master’s degree in Law. He currently serves as a director of the Zhejiang Financial Law Research Association and a member of the Youth Federation of Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province. Attorney He has extensive experience in areas such as the capital market and dispute resolution. He has participated in “NAFMII Research Program” of China National Association of Financial Market Dealers and Annual Research Program of China Association of Listed Companies. Attorney He has been involved in the recording of programs for several television stations and well-known online platforms. He also serves as a legal blogger on multiple platforms. With his proactive and positive image as a young lawyer, he has gained numerous fans.

Bei Zhao, editor - Asia Pacific, The Legal 500

Bei Zhao is the Asia Pacific editor at The Legal 500. Bei has researched the markets of China for over a decade, where she was able to utilise her Mandarin language skills, as well as a large number of jurisdictions and practice areas for different guides. Bei was the China editor for over four years before she was promoted to Asia Pacific editor in 2021, and has met a large number of law firms in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, as well as Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India and Singapore.

Ning Chen, country manager, SS&C Intralinks

Ning Chen, Country Manager of SS&C Intralinks, is responsible for the Intralinks China business operations and management. Globally, SS&C Intralinks has earned the trust and business of many of the Fortune 1000 and has executed over USD 35 trillion worth of financial transactions on its platform. Working closely with corporates and institutional investors, Intralinks strives to provide the best-in-class financial technology service to facilitate large scale financial transactions.

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