AIRA Los Angeles Seminar & Simultaneous Live Webcast: "Update on Bankruptcy Law and Restructuring Environment in China"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012—3:00-5:00 pm PT
followed by networking reception


AIRA's November 2012 Los Angeles Seminar will provide a critical update on China's bankruptcy law and restructuring environment with presentations by two experts. Professor Charles D. Booth (Carlsmith Ball Faculty Scholar, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa & Senior Advisor, SNR Denton) will discuss the development of bankruptcy law in the PRC including China's old insolvency framework, problems with State-owned enterprises, the effect of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, China's reform efforts and administrative solutions. The second part of Professor Booth's presentation will focus on the Promulgation of the New Bankruptcy Law including an overview of the new law, aspirations for the new law, and reasons why the new law underperformed.

Brent Carlson, CIRA (Director, AlixPartners; with nearly 20 years of China business experience in senior management roles) will discuss the changes in the economic and business environment which may thrust China's bankruptcy law to the forefront in the not too distant future. Participants will have two options for participation: onsite attendance at the InterContinental Los Angeles-Century City, or interactive online participation via simultaneous webcast. The program will be moderated by Teri Stratton, CIRA, Managing Director, Restructuring and Recapitalizations, Piper Jaffray


Moderator: Teri Stratton, CIRA— Managing Director, Restructuring and Recapitalizations, Piper Jaffray
Speakers: Professor Charles D. Booth—Carlsmith Ball Faculty Scholar, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa & Senior Advisor, SNR Denton—Professor Booth teaches at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the Univ. of Hawai`i and is Founding Director of the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law. He is a Co-Director of the Diploma in Insolvency Course run by Hong Kong Institute of CPAs. Prof Booth's primary research focus is in comparative and cross-border insolvency and commercial law, Hong Kong and Chinese insolvency law reform, and development of insolvency and commercial law infrastructures in Asia, the Pacific, and Europe
  Brent Carlson, CIRA, CFE— Director, AlixPartners—Brent has nearly 20 years of China business experience which includes senior management positions consisting of Chief Representative, COO/Deputy General Manager, CFO/Treasurer, Director of Business Development, and Chief Compliance Officer. Brent has led comprehensive turnaround programs in China, is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Location InterContinental Los Angeles-Century City—This AIRA event will take place at the InterContinental hotel including a simultaneous webcast with interactive participation for offsite participants.
Date/Time Tuesday, December 4, 2012—3:00-5:00 pm PT; followed by networking reception
Price $95
CPE Credit Recommended, 2.0 CPE credit hours, field of study—Specialized Knowledge
Recommended, 2 hours CLE credit also available
  • Describe the trend of investment as a percentage of China's GDP from 1982 to the present and explain the implication for sustainability.
  • Identify the estimated state sector share of China's GDP and five major consequences for economic reform.
  • Describe two major challenges to rebalancing China's economy.
  • Name four key costs whose increase is responsible for a shift away from China as the low-cost country of choice.
  • Identify three trends preceding the bursting of Japan's bubble that are occurring in China.
  • List and describe four key operational challenges facing companies in China.
  • Identify four positive factors in China's economic outlook.
Knowledge level Basic: most beneficial to CPAs and other financial advisors new to a skill or attribute, including individuals at staff or entry level in an organization as well as seasoned professionals with limited exposure to the area.
Additional Info Advance online or day-of-event registration and payment of fee will allow participation in either group live or web-based format, and submission of request for CPE credit upon completion of event. Presenters' materials, evaluation and cpe request forms will be provided to all participants. Web-based (webcast) event participants—will receive special instructions by email and should log in at least 10-15 minutes before the event begins.
Format The program will be delivered as a group-live course at the Los Angeles site ("seminar and reception") in conjunction with simultaneous group-live internet-based delivery ("webcast").
Prerequisites None
Advance prep None

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