With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in China and in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the outbreak as a pandemic.
The majority of Chinese and foreign-invested enterprises have felt the economic effects of the outbreak. Employee or contractual obligations and labor laws are put to the test and issues about force majeure are rising.
To better understand the current situation, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) – School of Law is inviting you to join their free online webinar on the 26th March.
During the webinar, you will meet respected scholars in the legal field who will provide you with insights and assessment on the situation according to Chinese laws and a discussion on good measures to deal with labor issues.
China will also be launching its first and only online law course formed by BFSU and other top-ranking law schools and legal experts, and you’ll be one of the first few who will know about it.
- Topic: Emergency tax breaks in China, force majeure issues, commercial contracts, and about labor law issues due to the coronavirus.
- Date: 26th March 2020
- Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
- Guest Speakers: Dr. Hongyu Fu, Dr. Lian Jie, and Dr. Yan Dong
- Location: Online webinar (link will be provided before the webinar)
Dr. Yan Dong
School of Law – BFSU
Dr. Yan is a distinguished member of DaHui Lawyers’ employment law practice teams. His practice focuses on advising on human resources issues in both transactional and dispute resolution contexts. He has advised Fortune global 500 companies on international labor law issues affecting their human resources affairs globally, and he frequently assists large PRC SOEs in relation to overseas employment and human resources disputes.
Dr. Yan is a distinguished legal scholar. He is an Assistant Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University School of Law, where he teaches labor law. He has published extensively in his fields, including one book and more than 10 academic articles.
Dr. Jie Lian
Partner, Cross-border Disputes & Compliance,
JunZeJun Law Offices
Dr. Lian Jie obtained a doctorate degree in law from the University of Minnesota in 2010 and is a practicing lawyer in California. He has 9 years of practical experience in court appearances in the United States. The lawyer has repeatedly won major jury and appellate court cases. His representative case has been included as a classic case by the famous American legal journal “Verdict Search”.
Dr. Lian has been selected as the “Top Litigation Lawyer” by California Pasadena Magazine for 3 consecutive years. In May 2018, Mr. Lian Jie went to Washington on behalf of the China Patent Protection Association and raised objections to tariffs on Chinese products at the “301 hearing” held by the US government. Due to his outstanding performance at this hearing, Mr. Lian was selected as the “Most Attracted Person in China’s Lawyer Industry in 2018” by the National Law Association.
Dr. Hongyu Fu
Associate Professor of Law
Associate Dean, Beijing Foreign Studies University School of Law
Prof. Fu focuses on international investment law issues including investor-state dispute solution, national security review, and antitrust issues, as well as international IP transactions and other international economic and financial law issues.
Prof. Fu served as delegates in US-China BIT negotiations and is appointed as a legal adviser by the Ministry of Finance. Prof. Fu has published extensively in law journals in both Chinese and English. He has published six treatises on international investment law and IP law. He has conducted over 10 research projects for entities including the Ministry of Finance and State Grid Co. His reports have been accredited, and circulated to State Council and People’s Congress, etc.
About Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)
Beijing Foreign Studies University, or BFSU, is one of China’s top universities under the direct leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is listed under Project 985, Project 211 and Double First-Class Project of China. Located in Haidian District, Beijing, it has two campuses- the West Campus and the East Campus, separated by the North Xisanhuan Road.
BFSU is a leading university in Beijing, traditionally specializing in the training of Chinese ambassadors and diplomats, there are now more than 400 ambassadors or diplomats who have graduated from BFSU. BFSU helps students with internships and career advice such as with ShunFeng, HSBC, Deloitte, PWC, Mercedes Benz, JP Morgan Chase and many more.
Learn more about BFSU here.
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