On January 16, 2019, DeHeng’s "Cross-Border Investment Key Issues Seminar" and "Cross-Border Investment Annual Reception" were successfully held in Beijing Head Office. The Seminar focused on key legal practice issues relating to investment in the U.S., Europe and some other countries in Asia and Africa. Experienced lawyers at home and abroad shared high-profile cases and practical experiences in different jurisdictions with respect to key issues in compliance and cross-border investment such as export controls and sanctions, anti-bribery, financial and asset management, and investment in sensitive industries. The Reception provided an opportunity for relaxing and enjoyable dialogues between DeHeng lawyers and invited guests and clients.
DeHeng New York’s Managing Partner Xiaomin Chen, jointly with Mr. Michael A. Curto from Squire Patton Boggs LLP, delivered a speech on US economic sanctions and export controls, which covered OFAC, countrywide embargoes, regulated targets, and secondary sanctions. They also highlighted some cases involving targeted companies in China, Iran, and North Korea and offered deep insights into the practical and political considerations behind the US sanctions.
More than 170 invitees attended the event. This event is well-organized and warmly received by guests, including Professor Yuejiao Zhang (former member of the WTO Appellate Body), Jianxin Chi (Secretary General of the National Federation of Industry and Commerce International Cooperation Committee), Counsellor of the French Embassy in China, Counsellor of the Kazakhstan Embassy in China, legal counsels from dozens of foreign-related Chinese companies, foreign-invested enterprises and foreign institutions, partners of international law firms, Chambers of Commerce representatives, and lawyers from DeHeng offices around the world.
德恒（纽约）律师事务所主任陈小敏律师与来自美国Squire Patton Boggs LLP律所的Michael A. Curto律师，结合中国、伊朗、朝鲜等国企业受到美国经济制裁和出口管制的具体案例，围绕美国的监管机构——海外资产控制办公室（OFAC）、禁运地区、受管制对象、二级制裁等话题及其背后的现实与政治考量展开了分析与交流。