US-China Trade Tension and Its Impact on Business

  • When:
    Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Where:
    KPMG Office , 恒隆广场2期25楼
    25/F, Tower 2, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu
  • Price:
    RMB 150 including light breakfast. Members only.

The Chamber invites Dr. Jianzhong Lu, President of Weir China and Nanda Lau, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, to share their knowledge and insights on the recent US-China trade tension, as well as advise on challenges and opportunities for foreign investors in China.

Dr. Lu will analyse the background and underlying reasons for the US-China trade tension. Following Dr. Lu, Nanda will talk about how the US and China play their "cards" in the process and the resulting consequences, challenges and opportunities for multinationals / foreign investors doing business in China. Nanda will also discuss how to deal with potential disputes that may arise from the trade tension.

Event Rundown

  • 8.30-8.45am Registration and Networking
  • 8.45-8.50am Opening Introduction
  • 8.50-9.45am Presentation with Q&A
  • 9.45-10.00am Networking and Event Closes

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Speaker Introduction

Dr. Jianzhong Lu

China President, Weir Group

Dr Lu, currently China President of Weir Group. Former Partner of Brunswick Group providing strategic advice to Fortune 500 and large Chinese companies (M&A, IPO, Transformation, Brand & Reputation, Sustainability, risk and crisis management).   Previously Group Executive Vice President of RGE (China), Chief Rep of RGE (China), Chairman of Asia Symbol Pulp & Paper (Shandong) Ltd., Vice President Sateri Group. Prior to RGE, Acting President BHP Billiton Group (China).

Dr. Lu received Ph. D on electronic commerce from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Master Degree on Industrial Management & Innovation from Ecole Centrale de Paris; Bachelor degree on Chemical Engineering from Zhenjiang University. Dr. Lu is Deputy Director-General of China Corporate Social Responsibility Think Tank, Member of the Shenzhen Manufacturing Strategy Advisory Board ; Co-chair of American Chamber (Shanghai) BCSR Committee, Founder of CSR Thought Lab, Guest Professor at Nankai University.

Nanda Lau

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Nanda joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2002 in its Hong Kong office and has been based in Shanghai since 2005.

Nanda has extensive experience advising international and Chinese clients on foreign direct investments, cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, Chinese competition law issues and general corporate and commercial matters in China.

Her clients include multi-national corporations and domestic companies in a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure, aerospace, automobile, chemical, consumer goods, food and beverages, financial services and real estate to advise on M&A transactions across the globe.

She regularly speaks at seminars where she shares her market experience, forecasts and legal expertise with clients. She also authors many of  the firm's publications and legal briefings focusing on the potential risks and challenges that may arise when doing business in China or specific regions. She is on top of market trends and a thought leader in this space.

Nanda's commercial approach, technical expertise, sector knowledge and outstanding client service are key reasons why clients establish long-term and collaborative relationships with her.

Event contact

Nathalie Xu