Reinout van Malenstein, senior counsel bij het Chinese advocatenkantoor HFG en prof. Marijk van der Wende (Universiteit Utrecht) vertellen over zaken doen met China in een lezing in Utrecht op 19 juni 2019. Er is ook ruimte voor discussie met de aanwezigen.
Deze bijeenkomst is in het Engels, daarom gaat de tekst hier verder in het Engels.
China is on the rise and developing to be a major player in many fields. This offers new and unique opportunities for trade and business, but also creates challenges, as is indicated by the headlines of all international newspapers of the past few weeks. At the same time, the US administration of president Trump has started a trade war with China. Companies that want to do business in China therefore have to navigate through a complicated field of business opportunities, security threats and international politics.
The protection of IP
On 19 June 2019, Reinout van Malenstein will share his experiences in this field with us from his insiders’ perspective. He will talk about the functioning of the Chinese legal system and more specifically the protection of IP and the importance of negotiating good deals, thereby discussing both the role of companies as well as of actors such as the EU and WTO.
Reinout van Malenstein works as Senior Counsel at the Chinese law firm HFG and advises (international) clients on strategies relating to corporate law and intellectual property in China. Next to that he is the national vice chair of the IP working group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China and IP expert for the European Commission.
His lecture will be introduced by prof. Marijk van der Wende, who coordinates the international research project of the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges on The New Silk Road: Implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe. Roeland de Bruin, researcher at the Centre for Intellectual Property Law (CIER) of Utrecht University and lawyer at KienhuisHoving, will reflect on Reinout’s talk from the perspective of both Dutch and European practice.
During the lecture there will be a coffee and tea break, to continue our discussions in an informal way.
- Date: 19 June 2019
- Time: 13:30 – 16:00, including a coffee and tea break.
- Location: Newtonlaan 201, room 4A.24/30.
- Registration before 19 June via: firstname.lastname@example.org