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ABI Webinar to Explore Chinas New Bankruptcy Law

Contact: John Hartgen
             703-739-0800
             jhartgen@abiworld.org

ABI WEBINAR TO EXPLORE CHINA’S NEW BANKRUPTCY LAW

June 15, 2007, Alexandria, Va. — As China’s historic new bankruptcy law became effective on June 1, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) presents a Webinar on Aug. 22 from 1:00-2:30 pm (ET) to examine the essential elements of the new law and the potential effects it will have on global business. The Webinar will look at the country’s transition to a modern market-based economy as the new law promises to protect creditors and investors in a single, unified insolvency regime. As part of the law, all companies in China - whether state-owned, private or foreign - will follow new rules for reorganization, conciliation and liquidation.

Presenters for the Webinar include:

  • Dr. Jingxia Shi (Prof. of Law, China Univ. of International Business and Economics and a leading architect of the new law)
  • Yong (James) Wang (Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; New York)
  • Donald A. Workman (Baker & Hostetler, LLP; Washington, D.C.)
  • George M. Kelakos, moderator (Kelakos Advisors LLC; Greenwich, Conn.)

The interactive format of the Webinar will enable participants to listen to the speakers while simultaneously accessing program materials on the Web.  The speakers will also be available to answer questions by phone during the program. CLE credit will be available in states that permit distance learning.

To participate in the ABI Webinar examining China’s new enterprise bankruptcy law, please contact John Hartgen at jhartgen@abiworld.org or (703) 739-0800.

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