Legal opportunities and challenges for OEMs and automotive suppliers in China


Date: 10 December 2015
Time: 13:30 - 18:30     Venue: Bird & Bird, Shanghai office, 36/F Bund Center, 222 Yan An Dong Road, Shanghai 200002


Bird & Bird in association with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China have the pleasure of inviting you to the China Automotive Seminar on legal opportunities and challenges for OEMs and automotive suppliers in China.

This half-day event, jointly organised by Bird & Bird's International Automotive Sector Group and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, will provide an overview of key legal trends in the automotive markets in the EU and China. It will discuss how these developments affect the operations, business opportunities and strategic options of Chinese vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and dealers as well as international automotive companies doing business in or with China.

The speakers are leading automotive sector experts in their field and partners in Bird & Bird's offices in Belgium, China, Germany and Singapore.

The seminar is aimed at legal experts and business representatives from foreign and domestic automotive and technology companies, in particular in-house counsel of OEMs, suppliers, distributors, technology providers, banks and insurance companies.

We hope you can join us for a day of exciting debates on some of the most impactful topics for the automotive industry. Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who may be interested in attending.

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The programme

13:30 – 13:45

  • Coffee & registration

13:45 – 14:00

14:00 – 14:30

  • Key takeaways from the latest automotive product liability cases in the European automotive market: Pitfalls and best practices for managing field actions and recalls

    Christian Kessel, Bird & Bird Germany, Head of the firm's International Automotive Sector Group

14:30 – 15:00

  • New aftermarket opportunities in China and their legal challenges: The new Chinese aftermarket legislation and the European experience

    Anne Federle, Bird & Bird Belgium and

    Zhaofeng Zhou, Bird & Bird Beijing

15:00 – 15:30

  • Protecting IP rights and secret‎ know-how in the automotive industry in China

    Christine Yiu, Bird & Bird Shanghai

15:30 – 16:00

  • Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

  • Hot topics in the legal relationship between OEMs and suppliers – the European experience and how this affects China

    Roundtable discussion

17:00 – 17:30

  • Legal aspects of autonomous driving

    Chia Ling Koh, ATMD Bird & Bird, Singapore

17:30 – 17:45

  • Wrap-up and concluding remarks

17:45 – 18:30

  • Drinks & canapés

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