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Reflections on lessons from four decades of legal and professional engagement with China

  • 07 Sep 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Level Twenty Seven Chambers, Level 27, 239 George Street, Brisbane, Qld 4000


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The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) Queensland Branch warmly invites you to attend its free knowledge session on Thursday 7 September 2017 where Mark Day will be speaking on his observations on the differences in legal practice from his 40 years of legal and professional engagement with China. 

The session will cover:

  • Exploring the cultural & legal trends in Chinese commerce
    Mark’s experience dealing with the Chinese commercial, legal and regulatory systems, and his observations on current trends in Chinese law and practice
  • Guanxi: doing business in China – networking and cultural IQ 
    What you can do to deepen ties with colleagues in China and Hong Kong
  • Q&A session with Mark

Mark Day

Mark commenced his China studies in 1975 and graduated from UQ with honours in Chinese language and Asian religions as part of a double history major.  Mark was awarded scholarships to study Chinese language and history in China from 1979 to 1983, first at the Beijing Language and Culture University and afterwards at  Nanjing University.  He is fluent in Mandarin.

In 1984 Mark was appointed as Assistant Trade Commissioner and Consul Commercial as part of the first group of Australia-based staff sent to open the new Consulate General in Shanghai.  After five years at Austrade, he returned to Australia to study law at the University of Melbourne which lead to a career as an international lawyer based mostly in Shanghai and Hong Kong implementing China litigation and investment strategies for large multi-national corporations both in private practice (at Freshfields and White & Case) and in-house general counsel roles at the Motion Picture Association of America and the ASX listed FLSmidth Ludowici.

Mark currently lectures on Chinese Law and Society, consults on Chinese business and management affairs and volunteers at a community legal service.

Who should attend

AALA members and prospective members, lawyers with Asian background, lawyers with Chinese clients, intellectual property lawyers, international comparative law students and lawyers, investors and businesses with dealings with China and Hong Kong, and those interested in cultural diversity.

AALA gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Level Twenty Seven Chambers in hosting this knowledge session.

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