Webcast: New U.S. Export Controls on Military End Use and End Users in China: How Do They Affect Chinese Companies and Their Customers/Suppliers?

July 16, 2020

Learn about the April 28, 2020 action by the U.S. Government and how it can affect your company even if you do not directly deal in the military sector.

  • What is new about this rule and what is the U.S. Government objective?
  • What is the scope of the rule?
  • What is a military end use?
  • What is a military end user?
  • How do the recent FAQs provide clarity?
  • What are the penalties for violating the rule?
  • What does my company need to do to avoid penalties and business disruption?
  • What are the ramifications of the June 24 Dept. of Defense decision to name 20 Chinese entities as affiliated or controlled by the PRC military?

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

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PANELISTS:

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.


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