Event Details

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is launching the SME Support Series to provide free consultation services to help support our small-medium enterprises (SME) and startup members impacted by COVID-19.

Our first SME Support Series event will be hosted by the Legal Committee to offer free legal advice on Thursday, April 23rd from 10: 30 am to 11:30 am via GoToWebinar. This event will start with a quick presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session open to all attendees. Questions may be submitted anonymously via chat box.

The topics that will be discussed include:

- Supply chain management and communication with counterparties

- Force majeure – making sure notices are being issued and responded to in the right way

- Business interruption insurance and considering whether policies respond

- Calls on performance bonds (and how to guard against them)

- Employment issues

- Cybersecurity issues around remote working.

The discussion will be moderated by Brinton M. Scott, Chair of the Legal Committee and Managing Partner at Winston Strawn LLP.

PIease note that this event will be open to SME members only.


After your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email from EventBank with a link to "Go to the Webinar". Please click this link immediately to register on the GoToWebinar website to avoid login issues later.

Please note, if you plan to join using your mobile phone you will need to download the GoToWebinar App from your app store.


  • Brinton M. Scott (Managing Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, Shanghai Rep. Office)

    Brinton M. Scott

    Managing Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, Shanghai Rep. Office

    Brinton Scott, managing partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Shanghai office, has worked in China for more than two decades. Before joining Winston, Brinton was the managing partner of the Shanghai office of a UK-based law firm, where he also headed the firm’s China practice.

    Brinton has extensive experience in advising Fortune 500 and large private multinational corporations in various matters including: investigations (fraud, corruption, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); foreign direct investment; mergers and acquisitions (including merger controls); reorganizations; joint ventures; construction (Greenfield); employment; intellectual property; and technology and licensing. He has advised clients across a broad array of industry sectors including: aerospace; automotive; chemical; construction; food and beverage; insurance; medical device; pharmaceutical; publishing; media and entertainment; real estate; and retail.

    Brinton was recently appointed Chairman of the Legal Committee of The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. He is responsible for promoting the development of the PRC’s legal systems and addressing any legislation and regulatory changes that may affect trade, commerce, industry, finance, or services in Shanghai and the PRC.

    Some of Brinton’s additional activities include organizing and participating in public speaking engagements and in-house training seminars, as well as contributing to legal periodicals and other publications.

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  • Jeff Xingjian Zhao (Partner at Diaz Reus, Shanghai Rep. Office)

    Jeff Xingjian Zhao

    Partner at Diaz Reus, Shanghai Rep. Office


    Jeff heads the firm's China practice. Raised and educated in America but never forgetting his Chinese roots, Jeff firmly grasps both cultures’ unspoken nuances, including their vastly different ways of thinking and approaches to problem-solving. Well-versed in both legal systems, Jeff’s dynamic personal background, multilingual proficiency, and ability to understand and address the needs of clients from both sides of the Pacific have led him to foster multiple niche practice areas.

    A disputes specialist and skilled U.S. litigator, Jeff helps clients navigate through serious claims of liability. Appearing before all levels of U.S. federal and state courts and international arbitral tribunals, Jeff tackles highly complex but recurrent issues of jurisdiction and venue in cross-border disputes. He has succeeded in addressing threshold challenges based on forum non-conveniens, lack of personal or subject matter jurisdiction, failure to exercise compulsory joinder, the presumption against extraterritorial application of U.S. laws, and claims of immunity under the ForeignSovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).

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  • Kevin Wang (Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP)

    Kevin Wang

    Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


    Kevin is admitted in the PRC and New York State with extensive legal experiences in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and foreign direct investment in China.

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