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Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

Law & Business in China (Certificate of Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law)

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How do you gain a foothold, and maximize potential opportunities, in the world’s largest market and successfully navigate its ever changing landscape? The module at the internationally renowned Fudan University in Shanghai focuses on the peculiarities of the Chinese economic and legal system. From a western perspective, the differing approaches to important matters as intellectual property protection – including patents, copyright, trademarks, property rights, accounting and financial regulation, and tax and contract law, as well as Chinese company law, are of particular interest. The module will also examine Chinese legal culture by looking at traditional ways of resolving disputes.

  • Chinese Culture and the Legal System
  • Features of the Chinese Economy
  • IP Law
  • Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Antitrust Law
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Labour and Social Security Law
  • Business Criminal Law in China

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Jordan Campbell

Jordan is the founder of China’s Leading Promotional & Event Staffing Agency, Verve International. Verve provides staffing for events and brand promotions throughout not only China & Asia, but also for events & exhibitions now globally. Only 2 years old, Verve International has grown ...

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Andrés Gentry

Andrés Gentry is a Senior Director in the Global Risk & Investigations practice at FTI Consulting and he is based in Shanghai. Andrés’ experience includes investigative projects in the light manufacturing, software, education, financial services, and energy industries. In addition to his focu...

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Michelle Ya-Ling Gon

Michelle Gon is a partner of McDermott Will & Emery currently stationed in Shanghai at the firm’s strategic alliance, MWE China Law Office. Her practice focuses on corporate, regulatory and compliance areas, including anti-corruption, unfair competition, anti-monopoly and anti-fraud represent...

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Brendan Thomas Kelly

Mr. Kelly has over ten years of China tax advisory experience. He has performed a wide range of analysis of various industries with regard to China tax implications. He advises clients on tax and legal implication of investment in China and supported a broad range of cross-border transactions. He...

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Ralph Koppitz

Ralph is the Chief Representative of the Taylor Wessing Shanghai office. He is assigned to the firm’s general corporate practice advising multinational as well as medium-sized corporations on their business operations and investments in mainland China. He mainly works on foreign direct investment...

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Nancy Lai

Ms. Lai's practice primarily involves a wide range of tax services for international and domestic companies in various industries with respect to their inbound and outbound investment, including acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, and the establishment of distribution, sourcing and servi...

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Oliver Maaz

Dr. Oliver Maaz is a Partner at CMS in Shanghai and he is an experienced China expert who specializes in the structuring (corporate governance) and reorganization of investments in the country. Oliver has been providing comprehensive legal advice to foreign companies in China for more than 12 yea...

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Elliot Papageorgiou

Elliot has practised intellectual property (IP) law on 4 Continents since 1995 – first in Australia, then Europe, and since 2005 in China. From Clyde & Co’s China offices Elliot now advises international clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a focus on strategic protecti...

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Jun Wang

Jun Wang obtained his Juris Master from the Law School of Peking University. Since 1985, he has been a lecturer and researcher at the Civil and Commercial Law Research Center and Intellectual Property Research Center at Fudan University. Since 2005, he has taught courses of Chinese Law Culture, C...

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Xiaorong Zhang

Dr. Xiaorong Zhang is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance, Fudan School of Management. She visited MIT Sloan School for 5 months in 2000, and Columbia Business School from August 2008 to July 2009. Dr. Zhang’s research interests include foreign exchange market developme...

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