Please join us on Tuesday, October 12th, at the Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor, for a panel discussion about the impact and meaning of China's recent regulatory reform push. The evening's panelists are Professor Li Nan of Jiaotong University, Ron Cai of law firm Zhong Lun, and Kent Kedl, a partner at Control Risks, where he heads up the company's China practice.
The panelists will discuss: the meaning of recent multi-industry regulatory changes for foreign and domestic companies, what the policy changes may signal about possible regulatory changes ahead, and the impact of these regulatory changes on investors fundraising on domestic and foreign stock markets.
The discussion will be moderated by Veomayoury Baccam, the Chamber's Government Relations Head.
Admission to this event is complimentary. This is a member only event and is off the record, seats are limited. All members are required to wear a Business Card during the event for identification purposes. We are unable to accommodate non-member guests at this briefing.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Check In & Networking
6:30 PM - 6:40 PM
Welcome Remarks by AmCham Shanghai Chair Jeff Lehman
GR Director of The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
Veomayoury Baccam is the Director of Government Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, was founded in 1915. AmCham Shanghai was the third American Chamber established outside the United States, and now has 3,000 members from 1,500 companies. As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information. She is responsible for coordinating the Chamber’s advocacy efforts with the U.S. Government and Chinese government and its Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Prior to joining AmCham, Ms. Baccam worked for 12 years in the U.S. diplomatic service. Her previous postings include Moscow, Geneva, Washington D.C., and Shanghai. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a Masters of International and Public Affairs from Columbia University.
Ron Cai has more than 32 years of legal experience assisting clients in U.S.-China business projects. He handles international business transactions and dispute resolution. He is a seasoned expert in Chinese TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) laws and regulations. Ron is familiar with Chinese laws and practices in a wide range of industries, including AI, cloud computing, internet of things, e-commerce, digital media and entertainment, on-line games, e-health care, high-speed railway, and renewable energy. Ron speaks and writes frequently on Chinese TMT laws and practices.
Ron received his LLB from Xiamen University Law School, LLM from Columbia University Law School, and J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. Ron received his LLB from Xiamen University Law School, LLM from Columbia University Law School, and J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. Ron Cai has been an active member of AmCham Shanghai, and was the co-chair of its legal committee.
Partner and Head of Greater China and North Asia at Control Risks
Kent Kedl is a Partner in Control Risks, Greater China and North Asia. He is responsible for Control Risks’ practices across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the Koreas and Mongolia. He has worked in Asia since the early 1980s.
Kent has consulted with multi-national and Asian corporations on a range of risk and strategy issues, such as M&A and organic growth strategy, crisis management and operational business controls, and strategic and organisational development programs. Kent has particular expertise in the Asia-Pacific healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer products sectors.
Formerly, Kent was responsible for the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice throughout Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Control Risks, Kent was general manager and co-owner of Technomic Asia, a market strategy consulting firm.
Kent has worked as a journalist and is a frequent contributor to Asia-based media outlets. The co-author of The China Ready Company (2006, China Pathways) he writes and produces The Talking Monkey, a blog and podcast on living as a foreigner in China.
Kent has a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in East Asian studies from the University of Minnesota. He also completed graduate studies in journalism and mass communication at the China Times Centre for Mass Media and Social Studies.
Associate Professor at Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Li Nan is an Associate Professor in Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2005 and started her academic career in the Department of Finance, NUS Business School in the National University of Singapore. She was an Affiliated Researcher at the Risk Management Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS from 2008 to 2014. Li Nan's research interests include asset pricing, corporate finance and time-series analysis in Macroeconomics and Finance. Her current research focus on understanding investment decision and economic decision of agents with both risk and ambiguity aversion. Her work with Lars Peter Hansen and John Heaton on ‘Consumption Strikes Back? Measuring Long-Run Risk’ was published in the Journal of Political Economy in 2008. Nan Li has served as referee for the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Financial Studies, and other top-tier journals in economics and finance.