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Pressing legal issues for Australian businesses in China: A Practical Business Update

25 March 2011

BlueScope Steel Boardroom, Level 11, 120 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

From March 5, foreign firms investing in China now face a new regulatory framework, including new RO regulations and the upcoming creation of an investment review bureau, a FIRB-like body in China. This has led to commentary along the lines that the China market is beginning to close up.

Graham Brown and Mme Wei Xin of Beijing JunZeJun Law Offices are visiting Australia and will provide an overview of changes:

•New Representative Office Regulations;

•Foreign exchange flows;

•Security review for M & A transactions; 

•Business tax on overseas payments;

And also:

•Issues in managing and commercialising IPR;

•Labour market and Practical issues related to sourcing from China.


Graham Brown has  lived in China since 1997 and been active in Chinese legal circles since 1991. He has comprehensive experience with Chinese commercial and legal issues and together with Mme Wei Xin, heads the international business group of the Beijing JunZeJun Law offices, a legal team specialising in working with foreign entities doing business in or with China. 
Wei Xin, born in Beijing counts among her clients some of the world’s largest companies. She is a specialist in foreign related corporate work including direct foreign investment, M&A, and has advised extensively on issues related investment policy, IP, corporate governance, China taxation and HR issues. Since 1995,she has worked on many of China's significant investment projects.