|The EU SME Series is organised in partnership with the Bencham.|
Start your day productively and participate in a rewarding Breakfast Seminar every second Friday of the month. Get inspired by Business Professionals, who share with you the practical hands-on information you are looking for. During every edition, a new hot topic will be discussed, keeping you knowledgeable about the current trends within your field.
The EU SME Seminar April Edition will focus on Legislation. Come and join us on Friday morning April 10th to enjoy a breakfast and gain valuable knowledge.
About the Speakers:
Mr. Rogier van Bijnen from R&P China and Mr. Mark Pinner is from Interel lawyers will share their professional views on Legislation in China.
Rogier Van Bijnen
Rogier van Bijnen lives in China since 2009 and is the head of R&P China Lawyers’ Beijing office (www.rplawyers.com). Prior to joining R&P he worked for many years as a lawyer for De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam, London, Beijing) and Linklaters (Beijing). Rogier mainly assists European clients with their activities in China and often represents them in negotiations with Chinese business partners. He has advised multinationals, SMEs and private equity funds on a wide range of transactions, and specializes in foreign direct investment (M&A, JVs and greenfield), commercial contracts, general corporate (e.g. WFOEs, JVs), dispute resolution (Chinese court and arbitration cases) and employment law. R&P China Lawyers is a Chinese law firm under foreign management with about 20 PRC licensed lawyers in Beijing and Shanghai, and focuses on advising foreign clients that do business in or with China.
Mark is an experienced communications professional specialising in advising corporate clients on Chinese inbound and outbound investment issues. Before joining Interel he worked for Chinese multinational Lenovo in their Beijing head office for over five years. where he built up their international product communications capability with their global comms, marketing and regional sales teams. Prior to this he spent several years in public affairs consultancy positions in London and Beijing and worked for the British Conservative Party in the UK Parliament.
He has advised a range of clients including Euroclear, Dragone, General Motors, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and ABB.
Mark holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Science from Durham University in the UK. He retains his UK political links and is a focal point for British Conservative Party supporters in Beijing, where he has lived for more than eleven years. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese fluently.
Li Lu has over twenty years of working experience in research, public & government affairs and issues management. She has served major international and domestic corporations including Hewlett Packard, Emerson, Monsanto, US Soybean Export Council, ITW, and UPM. She leads key policy research, stakeholder surveys and reputation audit programs, and supports clients in government communication and stakeholder engagement.
She began her career as a researcher at Beijing Academy of Social Sciences, focusing on international relations. She worked at China International Public Relations Associations, before launching Enterprise Research Center under China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation. She received her Master’s degrees in International Relations from Beijing Foreign Affairs University and in Law from Lund University in Sweden.