Executive Program 2015 – Legal Environment for doing Business in China


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TUESDAY 24th March 2015 to Thursday 26th March 2015
From 9:00am to 12:30pm

Venue: INSEAD – 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138676

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  • Over the past forty years, Chinese laws and legal institutions have developed quickly while in the meantime China was living deep economic, political and social reforms.
  • This course will first explore the impact of the recent and current economic and political context on the legal framework for doing business in China.
  • Then the course will develop an overview of the PRC legal system.
  • In a third part, the lecture will expose the range of legal vehicles available for foreign investors wishing to enter the Chinese market. In this part, a specific emphasis will be made on the practices recommended to optimize the protection of overseas investors’ interests in China, depending on the legal structure, and on specific issues relating to the management of foreign direct entities (shareholders’ control, investment strategy, financing, shareholders’ and managers’ liability).
  • Based on concrete examples, this course will be of interest to students looking to better understand the legal framework of setting up legal entities in China. The objective will be to give the audience a practical view of which entity can be set up in China and within which limits/ framework/ and constraints.
  • The course will also cover the general framework of the labor PRC law and social protection of workers in China. A specific focus on the rights and duties of employees/employers will be made.
  • The lecture will end by giving an overview of the Intellectual Property protection by the Chinese system.



DAY 1: Thursday 24th March 2015

Registration 8:30am – 9:00am
Legal Environment for Business in China – Part 1
  • Legal system and Justice in China
  • The legal framework for doing business in China
Tea break 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Speaker : Nathalie Boue 10:50 am – 12:30 pm
  • Labour law
  • The IPR protection
  • Q&A


DAY 2: Wednesday 25th March 2015

Legal Environment for Business in China – Part 2 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Presentation of the PRC Contracts Law
  • Commercial Contracts in China
Tea break 10:30 am – 10:45am
Speaker : Nathalie Boue 10:50 am – 12:30pm
  • Signing a commercial contract in China : General rules
  • Commercial contracts concluded between a foreign party and a Chinese party.
  • Q&A


DAY 3: Thursday 26th March 2015

Legal Environment for Business in China – Part 3 9:00am – 10:30am
  • The legal framework of Corporate law in China
  • The different types of entities
Tea break 10:30 am – 10:45am
Tea break 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Speaker : Nathalie Boue 10:50 am – 12:30pm
  • Organization and management of foreign invested companies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Q&A



Nathalie Boué: business lawyer with more than 15 years of expertise in French, Chinese and Japanese laws.

She holds Master’s Degree from University Paris II in Corporate and Tax Law (1993), Industrial Property Law (1994) and a “Magistere” of Business and Tax Law (1993).

After graduating from ESSEC business school in 1996 and being admitted to the “Paris Bar” in 1997 as “Avocat a la Cour”, Nathalie practiced law in France during 10 years in the French law firm Casanova & Associés (Paris), where she used to advise French and European companies on distribution French law matters and business law matters. She gained also an intensive experience as a litigator on economic criminal law matters in front of the French courts.

Since 2007, Nathalie Boué is based in Asia.
There she advised foreign companies on Chinese law and Chinese practices, gaining extensive experience on a wide range of legal issues, including competition law, distribution, IP and labor law.

Ms. Boué helped foreign companies set up legal entities and negotiated and drafted many kinds of commercial and corporate cross-border transactions. As a member of the Board of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (CCIFC) from 2008 to 2010, she was actively involved in the local business community in Shanghai.

She has advised French and Japanese companies on all range of legal matters and notably on international mobility issues, cross-border transactions and doing legal business in Asia.

Nathalie Boué has frequently lectured in China, France, Spain and Japan on the legal environment in China over the last six years.

Thought her lectures, Nathalie Boué always focuses on giving concrete insights on the Chinese practices and the approach of the Chinese market by overseas investors.



Dates Length Location Tuition Fees*
TUESDAY 24th March 2015 to Thursday 26 March 2015 Total 10 hours INSEAD
SG$ 600 /per person

The participants are advised to arrive the evening before as the programme begins early in the morning.


CPD Accreditation

  • CPD points: 9 Public CPD Points.
  • Practice area: Corporate / Commercial.
  • Training category: General.

Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to claim CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. Participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent for each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. No points may be claimed for attending only Day 1, Day 2 or Day 3. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity.

Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.



Please contact us at +65 6799 5500 Ext 209 or + 65 9326 7406 |
Email to rania.soppelsa@sorbonne-assas-ils.org.

Download our Registration Form  Executive Program 2015 – Legal Environment for doing Business in China and send it completed to:
Rania Soppelsa
1 Ayer Rajah, Singapore 138676 Tel: (65) 6799 5500 Ext 209 (65) 9326 7406

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