The History and Components of Modern PRC Laws

This event will be of interest to common Law lawyers (UK, US, HK, Australia, and etc.) working in China with Chinese law.

The Chamber’s Legal Focus Group invites Hermes Pazzaglini, Salary Partner of NCTM Studio Legale Shanghai Representative Office, to tell the audience how history and comparison of different legal systems can be used to interpret modern Chinese law.

Hermes’ presentation will aim at identifying the historical component of the PRC law (imperial Chinese law, Civil Law, Soviet Law and Common Law) and how these components are still present in modern legislation and can be used to interpret it.


  • 8.30-9.00am Registration & Networking
  • 9.00-9.05am Opening Introduction
  • 9.05-10.00am Presentation with Q&A
  • 10.00-10.30am Networking

No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged a walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Hermes Pazzaglini

Corporate & Commercial Law, M&A, Antitrust and Competition, Industrial & Intellectual Property

Hermes Pazzaglini has extensive experience on PRC M&A, corporate and commercial issues and is an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center. He currently heads the Shanghai practice of NCTM Shanghai. Graduated in civil law at the Catholic University of Milan, he was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1999 and in England in 2000. He has been living in greater China since 1991 and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, French and Spanish. He has advised major Italian and Western companies in the PRC including Ferrero, Tyco, Termomeccanica, La Termoplastic, Fiera Milano etc., as well as Chinese companies in Italy including Changhong, Jingcheng, Air China, China Eastern. He has been listed as a leading individual in Chambers Global for five consecutive years. He has authored numerous articles on Chinese law in English and Italian on legal magazines and books.

Event contact

Joanna Zhang