REPORT | Impact of Covid-19 on Italian Companies in China | 2nd Issue
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26 May 2022
Incentives to Support Businesses: a Vital Key to Success
26 May 2022
The IX Edition of the Career Day will be held online on June 7th, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm (Beijing Time...
25 May 2022
A list of the most up-to-date incentive policies implemented by the Chinese authorities to support...
25 May 2022
CICC F&BWG is developing a WeChat Mini Program | Do you want your company to be part of it?
24 May 2022
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy to the P.R.C...
24 May 2022
MEWG Webtalk #2: Valuable Insights into Supply Chain Issues
20 May 2022
In this first training, experts from our Intellectual Property Working Group (IPWG) and the China...
19 May 2022
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce attended an important summit organized by the China Council for...
18 May 2022
In these days, we are working on the final steps to ensure the viability of three charter flights,...
17 May 2022
The Board of Directors of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce met today, May 17th 2022. 
13 May 2022
On May 12th, the Mechanical Engineering Working Group (MEWG) of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce...
07 May 2022
Si è tenuto quest’oggi il secondo dialogo con le istituzioni e le aziende italiane organizzato ...
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    Webinar | The ABC of Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, May 25th

    China
    25 May 2022
      Running a business is not always smooth – particularly in these uncertain times of the pandemic which have disrupted international mobility. One of the important aspects that business managers need to be fully prepared about, is how to handle conflicts and business disputes with legal channels when needed. To investigate this and other issues, the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) will organize together with the EU SME Centre, of which we are the leading consortium partner, the webinar "The ABC of Commercial Dispute Resolution in China" to be held online via Zoom on May 25th, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This webinar will provide you with an overview of frequent disputes that could arise between European companies and their Chinese partners; it will then explain to you two major dispute resolution mechanisms in China – arbitration and litigation, so you know where and how to get help when disputes arise. This webinar will also discuss some of the successful cross-border commercial disputes handled by our speakers. During this webinar, you will learn fundamental knowledge of how Chinese domestic judicial system works, including a structure and function of the People’s courts at all levels, consist of judicial personnel, and conduct of different trails. You will then learn the general principles of arbitration, and most importantly the pros and cons of litigation and arbitration in different dispute cases and scenarios. You will also have certain practical tips on how to avoid future disputes with Chinese partners. Agenda 16:00 – 16:05   Welcome remarks and introductions 16:05 – 16:45   Presentations on Commercial Dispute Resolutions in China                           with Yuan Suyu, Elaine Yao – Hogan Lovells Fidelity 16:45 – 17:00   Q&A   Event Details Date: May 25th, 2022 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Beijing Time); 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Brussels Time) Place: Online via Zoom Language: English  Price: Free of charge   Registration Please click here to reserve your place.  About the Speakers Suyu Yuan – Partner, Hogan Lovells Fidelity  Suyu Yuan is a seasoned lawyer with a proven track record in litigation and dispute resolution procedures, notably in commercial and IP cases. After completing his legal studies at the East China University of Political Science and Law, Suyu qualified as a lawyer in Shanghai in 2006, and joined Hogan Lovells Fidelity in 2016.  Suyu has handled numerous litigation cases, accumulating a wealth of experience in representing clients in large-scale, multi-jurisdictional disputes involving contracts, corporate equity, and IP enforcement. Suyu's rich litigation experience allows him to provide valuable, practice-based advice to his clients whether handling a commercial deal, a business restructuring, or IP enforcement.  Suyu has a technical background in the field of Thermal Energy and Power Engineering and has passed the Chinese Patent Bar. This allows him to quickly grasp complex technical and legal concepts when handling matters involving technology.   Elaine Yao – Associate, Hogan Lovells Fidelity  Elaine Yao is an associate with Fujian Fidelity (Shanghai) Law Firm ("Fidelity"), the Chinese law firm with which Hogan Lovells has entered into an association in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (the "Association").  Elaine’s practice focuses on intellectual property, and commercial litigation and arbitration. She has handled various litigation cases relating to IP infringement, equity ownership disputes, and unfair-competition disputes. From time to time she also advises clients on commercial legal matters, compliance and IP issues.  Prior to joining Fidelity, Elaine worked at a renowned PRC law firm.
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    Forthcoming Event

    MEWG Webtalk #3: Industrial Services and Incentives, May 26th

    China
    26 May 2022
    The third webtalk of "Sharing Is Caring: Issues for the MEWG in China" will take place on May 26th, 2022 at 11:00 AM (Beijing time). "Sharing Is Caring" is the new webinar series launched by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) together with our Mechanical Engineering Working Group (MEWG).  During this session, we will invite company executives operating in the Industrial Sectors to discuss the current situation and its effects on current business affairs, focusing on the Incentives to support the restart after the lockdown. In this exclusive 1-hour virtual exchange, high-level executives will share their own experiences and provide insights into topics such as: • How can manufacturing companies postpone payment of taxes? • Which are the main VAT incentives? And how to apply for them? • How to depreciate fixed assets? • Which incentive policies can help company cash flow? • How can we get the rental reduction/exemption for the lockdown period? • What are the incentive policies in terms of Human Resource management? How can the companies lower the labour cost during the lockdown period? • If our company is now on the Whitelist for resumption of production, can we apply for subsidies/incentives from the local government for the extra costs sustained for having all employees working and living in a closed loop?   AGENDA (Beijing Time)   11:00 - 11:05 Greetings from Renzo Isler, CICC Secretary General 11:05 - 11:10 Introduction from the moderator of the Webtalk, Carlo Nizia, Vice Coordinator of the MEWG and Risk Management at UFI FILTER 11:10 - 11:25 Presentation of the companies, protagonists of sharing experiences: GWA - Greatway Advisory, RsA Asia, D’Andrea & Partners 11:25 - 11:55 Panel discussion focused on the Incentives, with: -Giada Piccinini, Head of Shanghai office at GWA - Greatway Advisory -Lorenzo Riccardi, Managing Partner of RsA Asia -Matteo Zhi, Senior Partner of D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel 11:55 - 12:15 Q&A from the audience   EVENT DETAILS Date: May 26th 2022  Time: 11 am – 12:15 pm (Beijing time) Method: Online via Zoom Event fee: Free of charge (CICC Members) / 150 RMB (Non-Members) Language: English Target: European companies operating in the manufacturing industry Format: Panel discussion   Interested in joining? Scan the QR code to sign up!   MODERATOR Carlo Nizia, Vice Coordinator of the MEWG and Risk Management at UFI FILTER   SPEAKERS Giada Piccinini, Head of Shanghai Office, Senior Tax Advisor of GWA - Greatway Advisory Lorenzo Riccardi, Managing Director of RsA Asia Matteo Zhi, Senior Partner of D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel   ANY QUESTIONS ON THE TOPIC? Questions proposed by the participants to the speaker experts need to be sent to infoshanghai@cameraitacina.com  before the webinar takes place. Do you want to be one of the panelists for the next webinars? Write to us at infoshanghai@cameraitacina.com  indicating the macro sector to which your company belongs (machinery, automotive, etc.).     "Sharing Is Caring: Issues for the MEWG in China" is a new webinar series aimed at providing useful tools to overcome the current market difficulties due to the recent COVID restrictions. The main objective of the webinar series is to share the experiences of companies belonging to the Mechanical Engineering Working Group operating in China, which we have divided into 7 major macro sectors: • Components • Machinery • Industrial Services • Automotive • Manufacturing • Electronics • Home Applications Sharing one's difficulties, experiences and business sentiment can also inspire other companies or be a good opportunity to receive support. The main issues and common discussion topics that we have identified are: • Reopening of activities • Supply Chain • Incentives • Block of production • Logistic • HR
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