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This December, the U.S. Department of Commerce and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will co-host the 18th U.S.-China Legal Exchange, a unique forum that allows the U.S. business, legal, and academic communities across the country to hear directly from Chinese officials about new and important developments in China’s commercial legal and regulatory landscape. 

High-level government officials from China, led by Assistant Minister of Commerce Zhang Xiangchen, will present to public audiences in Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and Orange County, CA for a full day on two areas of China’s commercial law regime:

  • Chinese Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Law; and
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship in China, including Private Equity and Venture Capital 

U.S. company representatives, lawyers, academics, local and state government officials, students, and other interested persons are invited to attend the Legal Exchange and participate in discussions on these topics with Chinese government officials and experts from the United States. For ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about the 2013 U.S.-China Legal Exchange, please click here.


To view the AGENDA for the program in Washington, DC, please click here; for the program in Boston, please click here; for the program in Orange County, please click here.


To register for the Legal Exchange in Washington, DC, please click here.

To register for the Legal Exchange in Orange County, CA, please click here.

To register for the Legal Exchange in Boston, MA, please click here.

Lunch and refreshments will be included in the cost of registration. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for all participants.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Should you or your organization be interested in sponsoring the 2013 U.S.-China Legal Exchange or for additional information on sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Points of Contact

Washington, DC

Brett Gerson


U.S. Department of Commerce

Office of General Counsel


(202) 482-5595

Northern Virginia

Judy Kornfeld

Senior International Trade Specialist

U.S. Export Assistance Center

Northern Virginia


(703) 756-1703


James Paul


U.S. Export Assistance Center

Boston, MA

(617) 565-4304

Southern California

Jim Mayfield

Commercial Officer

U.S. Export Assistance Center

Orange County, CA


(949) 246-1768