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Doing Business in China

21 May 2008

Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3 CPD points

Many Australian companies now have a “China strategy”. The question is no longer whether to invest in China, but how to position your company for long-term success. This must attend seminar focuses on key legal issues for companies establishing or growing their China business.
Chair: Frank Paton, Partner, Hunt & Hunt
Anti-Monopoly Law
• Present legislation prior to the antimonopoly law and background
• Treatment of concentration of undertakings
• Abuse of dominant position
• Prohibited provisions in trade agreements Presented by John Mollard, Special Counsel, Blake Dawson
The Role of IP Protection in Driving Business Innovation in China
• How has the enforcement of IP regulation in China changed in recent times and how does this affect business?
• How will stronger IP enforcement mechanisms boost business innovation in China?
• Elements of IP- protection for industrial joint venture partners Presented by Anna Booy, International Relations Manager, Rouse & Co International
Labour Law Challenges for Foreign Companies Seeking to Establish a Presence or Extend Business Operations in China. The 10th National People’s Congress passed Labour Law Contracts legislation on 29 June 2007, operative from 1 January 2008.
This presentation will cover:
• Regulation of employment practices
• The role of the All China Federation of  Trade Unions
• Compliance or avoidance? The new Chinese ‘Rights at Work’
• Implications for Australian businesses Presented by Chris White, Labour Lawyer and Industrial Relations Consultant