Doing Business in China: Develop Strategies and Solutions to Achieve Your Commercial Objectives

Posted 12/3/12
Event Date
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Event Location
555 Valley Street
555 Valley Street Providence, RI
Additional Info
8:15 AM to 2:00 PM

Develop strategies and solutions to achieve your commercial objectives in China

Since economic reforms began in 1976, China’s economy has picked up steam in growth rate, size and complexity, resulting in a greater regional and global relevance. China’s economy has enjoyed dramatic year-on-year GDP increases over the past decade, such as from 9.2% in 2008 to 10.3 % in 2010. China stands as the 3rd largest market for luxury goods behind the U.S., and 2010 exports between the U.S. and China increased by 32%. Successful interaction with and operations in China’s economy require understanding its unique business environment. This seminar will enable you to successfully enter contracts with your Chinese counterpart by enhancing your awareness of key legal and regulatory, cross-cultural, and drafting issues.

Key Topics:

• Commercial Contracts

• Due Diligence

• Chinese Jurisdiction

• Negotiations

• Helpful Resources

Speaker(s): Nestor Gounaris is managing partner of China Solutions, and has over 13 years' experience in China ranging from 1989 to the present day. Nestor has represented over 700 clients (including Canyon Ranch, KPMG, Silicon Valley Bank) of varied industries and nationalities on matters ranging from large scale investment projects to multimillion dollar cross-border trade disputes. He was an associate at O'Melveny & Myers and Simmons & Simmons in their respective Shanghai offices before founding China Solutions. Nestor has taught Chinese business law at UVA Law School and UCLA Law School, and presented on the same topic at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University School of Business, and University of Washington Foster School of Business. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked on Sino-focused projects at the National Committee on US-China Relations, the Committee for Scholarly Communications with China, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Academy of Education Development. Nestor attended University of Virginia Law School and the Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. For his detailed bio see

Co-Sponsor(s): Brought to you by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University.

*RI companies participating in the STEP program (State Trade and Export Promotion) may attend at no charge. For more information on STEP, contact The Chafee Center

at: (401) 232-6525

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