Lunar New Year Celebration:
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit!
Koi Palace Restaurant
768 Barber Lane, Milpitas CA
February 15, 2023
Networking, Appetizers and Wine at 5:30pm
Seated Dinner, Wine and Dessert at 6:15pm
Program 6:45pm - 8:00pm
WIT-NC and our longtime sponsor Baker McKenzie invite you to celebrate Lunar New Year with a delicious dinner and all the latest China trade developments from both the US and the China perspective. John McKenzie and Iris Zhang will give the view from California, and Frank Pan will appear live from Shanghai to discuss:
The October 2022 EAR amendments and the compliance and interpretive challenges they raise;
The latest on China’s export control law and implementing regulations;
China’s anti-foreign sanctions laws and regulations and how the Chinese government might implement them; and
Recommendations and due diligence best practices for US companies seeking to comply with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)
John McKenzie, Partner, Baker McKenzie, San Francisco
John's practice is focused on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation, including:
- Export Controls, Economic Sanctions Regulation, Customs and Import Regulation
- Integrated Corporate Compliance and Anti-Corruption Compliance: Advisory and Investigations
- International commercial and technology development and transfer transactions.
John was articles editor at the Harvard Law Review from 1975-1976. Between college and law school John served in the Peace Corps in the northwestern mountains of Guatemala. He joined Baker & McKenzie in 1976. Since that time, he has worked in Baker & McKenzie offices in Caracas, Venezuela and Taipei, Taiwan, in addition to San Francisco.
For the past 40 years, John has arranged and chaired the annual Baker McKenzie Import/Export Conference, the leading international trade regulation and compliance conference in the West Coast of the United States.
Frank Pan, Senior Counsel, Baker McKenzie FenXun, Shanghai
Frank has more than 15 year of experience working in a broad range of trade actions, including advising clients on trade law compliance, export control, trade remedy, and other PRC regulatory and customs issues related to supply chain planning and managing disputes with PRC regulators.
Frank was previously a partner with a PRC law firm that is a member of the PwC global network of firms. Prior to that, he was Of Counsel to Baker & McKenzie, where he was one of the leaders of the firm's China Trade and Supply Chain practice for more than six years. He also worked for more than seven years at a leading Chinese boutique trade law firm, where he acted for more than 50 Chinese and multinational corporations in responding to trade remedy actions initiated by the US, EU, PRC, and other jurisdictions.
Frank holds LL.M. degrees from Georgetown University Law Center and Fudan University, and a B.Sc. from Shanghai International Studies University. He is qualified to practice in both the US and the PRC.
Iris Zhang, Associate, Baker McKenzie, Palo Alto
Iris Zhang is an associate at Baker McKenzie LLP's Palo Alto office and regularly assists companies on various international trade and regulatory compliance matters, with a focus on US export controls and trade sanctions. Iris's practice involves helping clients to understand trade compliance laws and regulations, conducting trade compliance risk assessments and improving companies' trade compliance programs, obtaining authorizations from US government for activities subject to US export controls and sanctions, conducting internal investigations and responding to government inquiries, making voluntary disclosures to the US government, and conducting trade compliance due diligence in M&A deals. She also develops compliance training, codes of conduct, compliance procedures and policies. She helps multinationals manage and navigate conflicting sets of laws to find workable and practical risk-based compliance solutions.
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