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20th October, 2015

A showcase of UK Legal Services in China and Exhibition of the Magna Carta

The British Consulate-General Guangzhou, British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong and the China-Britain Business Council are pleased to announce that the Magna Carta, one of the most important legal documents to date will visit Guangzhou during its world tour spanning eight countries. Spanning a history of over 800 years, its core messages remain relevant and important as they did eight centuries ago. One of the main objectives behind the visit is to raise the positive messages on the sharing of expertise in legal and financial institutions.
As well as the exhibition, we would like to invite you to a seminar event focusing on three aspects of the Chinese legal system which all have impacts on those who are currently operating in China. We have confirmed a line up of three experienced professionals who will share their expertise in their respective fields giving guests the opportunity to learn, engage and network.

Event Details:
Navigating through the Chinese Legal System
Date: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Floor 22, The British Business Centre, International Finance Centre (IFC), Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

10:00 – 10:30: Registration with coffee and refreshments
10:30 – 10:40: Opening Remarks by Mark Gill- Executive Director of the Magna Carta 800th Committee
10:40 – 11:00: Contractual Chinese Employment Law- Mr. Jeremy Sargent OBE, Partner, JS Associates
11:00- 11:20: Protecting your Intellectual Property in China- Mr. Jamie Rowlands, Partner, Wragge, Lawrence, Graham
11:20- 11:40: 2015 China Tax Update: New legislation, current climate and future development- Ms. Sharon Su, Senior Manager, LehmanBrown Associates
11:40 – 12:00: Q&A with concluding remarks
12:00: Lunch provided (free of charge)
13:00: Optional visit to the Magna Carta exhibition @ the US Consulate (this visit is optional but still requires RSVP in advance)

We look forward to welcoming you along to this landmark occasion. Kindly RSVP by Thursday 15th October to lydia.smith@britchamgd.com

Speaker Bios

Mr. Jeremy Sargent OBE- Partner- JS Associates

Jeremy Sargent OBE is the founding partner of JSA, a legal consultancy firm based in Guangzhou which provides legal advice to foreign companies in China. Jeremy is a qualified lawyer who has lived and worked in China for over 15 years. Jeremy advises clients on many legal aspects of establishing and operating business in China. Jeremy is also Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong and sits on a number of business-related committees. Jeremy advises extensively on labour law issues.

Mr. Jamie Rowlands- Partner, Wragge, Lawrence Graham & Co LLP

Jamie is a partner in Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s award winning intellectual property team and head of its China office.

Jamie qualified in England in 2001 and has considerable experience in all areas of contentious intellectual property matters, and has acted for UK and international clients on patent, trade mark, design and anti-counterfeiting disputes in the English Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Patent Office. He often advises clients involved in multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has a particular niche practice for technically complex and high value international arbitrations (both institutional and ad-hoc).

Ms. Sharon Su – Senior Manager (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Pearl River Delta) LehmanBrown International Accountants

Sharon is a Chinese Australian possessing over 10 years of accounting and taxation experience in China. Prior to taking up her position as the Guangzhou, Shenzhen and PRD Regional Manager of LehmanBrown, Sharon gained multinational experience at KPMG. She is also a qualified fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

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