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Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules

September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Biographies

Jon Eichelberger

Partner, Hong Kong Office
Perkins Coie LLP

17/F Standard Chartered Bank Building
4 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
www.perkinscoie.com
Phone: (852) 2160-9417; Fax: (852) 2524-9988; Email: eichj@perkinscoie.com

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

  • International business transactions
  • Foreign direct investment in the PRC
  • PRC taxation and other regulatory issues
  • Internet and e-commerce
  • Technology licensing
  • Foreign contracting
  • Infrastructure projects

REPRESENTATIVE PRC TRANSACTIONS

  • Advised PRC dot.com on enterprise formation, PRC regulatory issues and restructuring in preparation for NASDAQ listing
  • Advised PRC petrochemical company on tax and restructuring issues in connection with listing on New York Stock Exchange
  • Advised foreign company on structuring of PRC investment in dot.com enterprise, financing and regulatory issues
  • Served as principal advisor on PRC matters for US underwriter in the listing of Huaneng International Power Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Advised European pharmaceutical company in relation to investment in a manufacturing facility for narcotics and other pain relief drugs
  • Represented European home appliance manufacturer for joint ventures, trade and technology licensing, and purchase of office premises
  • Represented major French chemical company for investment in two joint venture manufacturing plants
  • Advised Danish pharmaceutical and chemical company on investment in numerous manufacturing facilities, establishment of holding company and restructuring of PRC operations, PRC taxation and employee stock option plans
  • Advised US energy company on investment in coalbed methane exploration and development project and in relation to a joint venture coal mine
  • Advised US publishing group on joint venture project and licensing issues
  • Advised major US automotive manufacturer on all aspects of investment and trade in the PRC
  • Advised several health care organizations in relation to establishment of joint venture clinics and hospitals
  • Represented US venture capitalist for investment in and operation of beverage production facilities and distribution activities
  • Advised major US software company with respect to tax, customs, licensing and regulatory matters
  • Represented European chemical and plastics company for proposed investment in large polyethylene facility
  • Advised several US and European equipment suppliers on contract law, product liability and licensing matters
  • Represented major US based machine tool manufacturer on investments and contracted operations in the PRC
  • Advised Korean conglomerate in relation to dispute over real estate development project

RELATED EXPERIENCE, SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Baker & McKenzie, New York, Associate, 1990-92; Beijing, Associate, 1992-97, Partner, 1997-00
  • Speaker, 1992 seminar organized by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the PRC on agency law in the US
  • Panelist, on reforms for the PRC tax system at 1996 World Economic Forum held in Beijing
  • Guest Speaker, Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Beijing on PRC taxation of representative offices in 1997
  • Panelist, on new structures for foreign investment in the PRC at 1998 World Economic Forum held in Beijing
  • Panelist, on discussion on corruption in the PRC judicial system on PRC television interview programme in 1999
  • Panelist, on negotiating joint ventures in the 21st century at 1999
  • World Economic Forum held in Beijing
  • Moderator at US-China Business Council and Canada China Business Council seminar on PRC foreign exchange control in 1999

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

American Bar Association

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Stanford University, A.B., with distinction, 1981

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York (1991)

LANGUAGES

English; Chinese

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