The New Trump Administration:
A Washington Briefing for Chinese Companies

16 Feb 2017 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. HKT

Arielle Wang
+86 (21) 2322 5385

All eyes are on Washington, D.C. as the world tries to assess the practical implications of the election of President Donald Trump.  Even before the new Trump Administration, many Chinese businesses were encountering headwinds in relation to their investments in and trade with the United States.  What will the new Administration do?  Will national security review of Chinese investment transactions further tighten?  Will President Trump’s promised infrastructure investments create opportunities for Chinese contractors and equipment suppliers? 

A webinar focusing on the impact of Trump’s administration on Chinese clients was held on Feb 16, 2017. Summary of the webinar is available in English and Chinese. The webinar is available for on-demand viewing here, with registration information required.

Our speakers addressed:

  1. Key Players in the Trump Administration
  2. Antitrust and CFIUS: The New Landscape of National Security Reviews
  3. President Trump’s Impact on Transportation and Infrastructure
  4. U.S. Landscape – Foreign Corruption Practice Act (FCPA)
  5. U.S. Landscape – False Claims Act (FCA)
  6. U.S. Landscape – Securities Regulations

Our panel of speakers: 

  • Kathryn Thomson, a former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation, chief counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration, and chair of Morrison & Foerster’s transportation industry group;
  • Steven Kaufmann, an Obama-appointed former chief of staff at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent agency under U.S. government, and a senior partner in our litigation department with extensive government enforcement and litigation experience;
  • Nicholas Spiliotes, a former member of the U.S. National Security Council staff and a senior partner with extensive experience advising on CFIUS approvals, Department of Defense and Department of Energy foreign investment approvals under the National Industrial Security Program, and U.S. sanctions and embargoes (OFAC). 



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