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LIVESTREAM How can corporate law help under the pandemic?

23 July 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Online
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The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre invites you to attend the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Conference virtual panel sessions. The conference is dedicated to research on the urging issues in the international business and economic law field with the theme of “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”.

The topic of this session is “How can corporate law help under the pandemic?” and will be led by CIBEL member Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng. This 90-minute online session will be live-streamed and open to registered audiences. The session will be made up of presentations and Q&As. Audiences will be able to ask questions.

*Registration is free of charge but is essential. An online link will be sent separately on the morning of the event, so please double check your email address when register.

**Time displayed is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST, UTC +10).

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the global economy and flow of capital and people. Business organisations are facing unprecedented challenges given the incoming wave of economic recession. Corporate law is critical in allowing businesses to respond quickly to these challenges. This session will explore important issues in corporate law that can help alleviate the difficulties caused by the pandemic. These issues include the use of electronic and virtual meetings for the board and general meetings; the appropriateness of corporate actions in fighting the pandemic from a corporate social responsibility perspective; and adjustments to multinational corporations to reflect new medical law standards under the pandemic.

Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng will host a panel of eminent corporate scholars from the Asian Pacific region to discuss the issues mentioned above and their implications to the whole region. He will be joined by Associate Professor I-Tzu Su of National Chung Hsing University, Associate Professor Christopher Chen Chao-hung of Singapore Management University, and Dr Xu Qian of Hong Kong University.

 

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