Webcast: Chinese Companies on the Entity List: How the Trump Administration Is Weaponizing This Powerful Enforcement Tool in New Ways (A Bi-Lingual Webinar)

October 14, 2020

Under the Trump Administration, an unprecedented number of Chinese companies have been designated to the U.S. Commerce Department Entity List. Learn about the reasons for these designations, what the effect is on these companies, their suppliers and customers, and what you can do to mitigate the disruptive effects.

“A Deep-Dive Analysis”

  • What is new about the Trump Administration’s treatment of Chinese companies under the Entity List?
  • What are the reasons given by the Trump Administration for putting Chinese companies on the Entity List?
  • What can a company do to avoid designation?
  • Once a designation is made, what should suppliers and customers do?
  • How can a company get off the list?

Hear from our lawyers in Washington, D.C. and Beijing on these developments and what we can expect in the future. The discussion will be held in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Judith Alison Lee is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group.  Ms. Lee is a Chambers ranked leading International Trade, Export Controls, and Economic Sanctions lawyer practicing in the areas of international trade regulation, including USA Patriot Act compliance, economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls, and national security reviews (“CFIUS”).  Ms. Lee also advises on issues relating to virtual and digital currencies, blockchain technologies and distributed cryptoledgers.

Fang Xue is a partner and Chief Representative of the Beijing office.  Ms. Xue is a Chambers ranked leading lawyer in Asia-Pacific for China-based Corporate M&A work.  She has represented Chinese and international corporations and private equity funds in cross-border acquisitions, private equity transactions, stock and asset transactions, joint ventures, going private transactions, tender offers and venture capital transactions, including many landmark deals among those.

R.L. Pratt is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group.  Mr. Pratt counsels clients on compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, export controls (ITAR and EAR), foreign investment, and international trade regulatory issues and assists in representing clients before the departments of State (DDTC), Treasury (OFAC and CFIUS), and Commerce (BIS).

Shuo Josh Zhang is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Litigation, International Trade, and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. Mr. Zhang has experience representing tech clients across various industries in FCPA defense and investigations, export control compliance matters, CFIUS due diligence and compliance matters, and international arbitration.

Christopher Timura is of counsel in the Washington D.C. office, is a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. He counsels clients on export controls (ITAR and EAR), and economic sanctions, and represents them before the departments of State (DDTC), Treasury (OFAC and CFIUS), Commerce (BIS), Homeland Security (CBP), and Justice in investment reviews, licensing, and in voluntary and directed disclosures involving both civil and criminal enforcement actions.