Date(s) - 26 Oct 2016
All Day

Renassance Shanghai Pudong Hotel

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With focused panel discussion groups and practice area workshops, In-House Congress Shanghai 2017 will elucidate the key issues affecting in-house legal practice in China and throughout the region today.

For details on how to attend this invite only event, free to corporate counsel and senior management, contact Wendy Chan by email at

For sponsorship enquiries email Patrick Dransfield at

In-House Congress Shanghai 2016
26 October 2016 – Review






Now in its sixteenth year, the In-House Congress Shanghai hosted by InHouse Community brought together over 270 senior counsel, Directors and CEOs to analyse and discuss issues such as: Recent Issues with China Outbound Investment: Recent Developments in Foreign Exchange Mechanisms and Waking up to Brexit – Implications of Brexit for the UK and China; Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Practical Guidance on How to Protect Your Company; Moving the Boundaries: the Increasing Internationa lisation of China Arbitration; and Case Study: Getting Your Arbitration off to a Good Start ; How to Resolve those Specialized Issues in Litigation Actions through Expert Witness and Judicial Appraisal; To Achieve the Goal of Commercial Arbitration with the Assistance of the Court’s Judicial Proceedings; How to Protect Legitimate Rights and Interests When Commercial Transactions Come Across Crime?; Identify and Mitigate Conflict of Interest; Watch Out! The Importance of Deal Planning in China M&A and JV Projects; Hiring & Firing – Helping You Get Ready; Cutting Edge IP Issues and Protections for Innovation in the Digital Era; and Share Swap: A Growing Trend in Inbound & Outbound Investment Between China and the European Community.

Our special thanks go to:

AnJie Law Firm
Clyde & Co
Control Risks
Debevoise & Plimpton
Eversheds LLP
Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
King & Wood Mallesons
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Reed Smith

Hughes-Castell (Hong Kong) Limited
Lewis Sanders
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Taylor Root

A busy month for the In-House Community drew to a close with our 16th annual In-House Congress Shanghai at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel on October 26.

More than 270 in-house counsel made their way through the rain to hear our opening panel, chaired by In-House Community co-director Patrick Dransfield, discuss ‘In-House Lawyering: Uncovering the Relationship Between Quality, Cost and Value, and Their Continuingly Changing Relationship with External Counsel’, with FengWen Jiang, senior vice president-general counsel and head of legal & integrity, China, ABB (China); Bill Novomisle, founder and chief design officer, In-Gear Legalytics Limited; Stephen Hopkins, head of global client development, Eversheds; Richard Bell, partner, Clyde & Co; Hayden Gordine, partner, Taylor Root; and Hazel Tang, partner and representative, Rajah & Tann.

There followed a day of lively networking (physical and WeChat) and vital sessions on topics such as China outbound investment and Brexit, global anti-corruption enforcement, the increasing internationalisation of China arbitration, specialised issues in litigation actions through expert witness and judicial appraisal, commercial arbitration with the assistance of judicial proceedings, identifying conflicts of interest, the importance of deal planning in China, hiring and firing, cutting-edge IP for the digital era, inbound & outbound investment between China and the EU, and positive disruption – into the new spectrum of legal services, courtesy of Clyde & Co, Debevoise & Plimpton, Herbert Smith Freehills, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, JunHe, AnJie Law Firm, Control Risks, Eversheds, Fredrikson & Byron, King & Wood Mallesons and Reed Smith.

Thanks to all the above, and to Hughes-Castell, Lewis Sanders, Major, Lindsey & Africa and Taylor Root for their support of our Shanghai In-House Community.

“An informative Congress with interesting topics”
– Shanghai Congress delegate