On October 19, the first half of Global Legal Alliance 2018 Annual General Meeting was successfully held in Washington, DC, USA. The theme of this annual conference is “Cross-border Investment and International Cooperation”. The scale of the conference is grand. Famous lawyers, politicians, business officials and entrepreneurs from all over the world attended the conference. At the same time, the Counselor, Economic Affairs Section, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the USA and the Representative from National Development and Reform Commission, PRC as well as US Congressmen, White House reporters and senior US government officials also attended the conference and delivered constructive keynote speeches. Both 2018 GLA Chairman Mr. Moses Cheng and GLA Co-Chairman Mr. Chen Wen gave Welcoming Remarks.
GLA Co-Chairman Mr. Chen Wen said: Global Legal Alliance is a non-governmental organization, created by 11 international law firms in Beijing on May 19, 2016. Our mission is to set up a platform that brings together lawyers from small and medium-sized law firms and legal professionals that are working in house in large and medium-sized businesses, so that they can exchange ideas, learn from each other, pursue professional development together and identify opportunities for international cooperation and business development.It shows that GLA attaches great importance to the United States that it chose to hold not only the first half of the annual conference in Washington, D.C., the political center of the United States, but also the second half of it in New York, the financial and capital center of the United States.
Timothy Mills, Executive Chairman, GLA Washington, D.C. AGM Organizing Committee made a speech on US-China Trade Relations and also hold the Panel Discussion about Tariffs and Market Access, Intellectual Property Issues, Financial Services and Capital Controls.
GLA Deputy Secretary General Mr. Bill Li and Mr.Kevin Zhu host the conference.
Edward J. Hill from Bank of America made a speech on US-China Economic Relations: A View from Capitol Hill.
Xing Liang Pan, Director, Division of 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road Coordination, Department of Western Region Development, National Development and Reform Commission,PRC made a speech on Strengthening the cooperation and exchange of legal professional services, promoting the high-quality development of“One Belt & Road”.
Mr.Jiang Pan, Senior Economics Counselor, Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in the United States made a speech on Bilateral Business and Trade between China and America: Present and the Future.
Mr.John Gizzi, Newsmax, Chief Political Columnist & White House Correspondent made a speech on Special Political Analysis: Mid-term Elections and Implications to 2020 Presidential Race.
During lunch, Gilbert Rozman, Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Forum made a speech on Changing Asian Alliances and the Business Impact.
Ms. Allison Liu, Executive Director, Bergen Art Investment Pte Ltd made a speech on investment in art.
Mr. Ming Zheng, Partner, ZhongLun W&D Law Firm made a speech on Intellectual Property Protection.
Mr. Emile Kanaan, The Levant Lawyers, Beirut, Lebanon made a speech on investment in Middle-East.
Mr. Xiaochen Zhang, Co-Chairman, Global Digital Economy Center made a speech on Boockchain.
James Oury, Touch Stone Fund made a speech on investment in Various Countries.
GLA Vice Chairman Mr. Jeremy Kleinfeld, London, England made a speech on investment in UK.
GLA Vice-Chairman and Custodian General of the Committee of Foreign Investment and International Cooperation Mr. Ahmad Al-Kusayer, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia made a speech on investment in Saudi Arabia.
Ms. Kum-Sil Kang, Senior Partner; Mr. Yong Suk Jang, Partner, One Law Partners, Seoul, South Korea made a speech on investment in South Korea.
Ms. Jie Xiu, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, USA made a speech on SPEC.
Flame Zheng, Tax Managing Partner, ZHONGRUI YURHUA TAX ADVISORY CO., LTD made a speech on Chinese Individual Income Tax Refrom and CRS.
Madeleine Qiuyue Zhang, Key partner, Shining CTAs International made a speech on Trend Orientation and its tax service precisely and globally.
Vena Cheng, Senior Consultant AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD, USA made a speech on Dispute Resolution in Cross-Border Contracts
On October 22, the second half of Global Legal Alliance 2018 Annual General Meeting was successfully held in New York City, USA. The theme of this annual conference is “Cross- border Investment and International Cooperation”. The scale of the conference is grand. Famous lawyers, politicians, business officials and entrepreneurs from all over the world attended the conference, and Ms. Miao Yu, Deputy Consul General of China in New York, also attended the GLA meeting.
John Lam, Chairman of Lam Group, made a speech on Successful Experience Sharing.
Joseph Tang made a speech on One of the Hottest Areas in Wall Street: Innovation of CNY Exit and The Latest Development of SPEC.
Theophanis N. Theophanous from Scordis Papapetrou＆Co give a speech about investment in Cyprus.
Rehan Chaudhri from Peak XV Advisors made a speech on National Competitiveness
Victor Digioia, Senior Partner from Becker&Poliakoff made a speech on Views from USA.
There are many lawyers and friends of business and financial circles from the United States and around the world attending the GLA’s annual conference held in New York who discussed not only many topics related to cross-border investment in the future but also topics they are interested in. This conference will lay a good foundation for future cross-border investment and international cooperation. Moreover, GLA also hopes that it can establish good partnerships with lawyers, friends of financial and business circles in the United States by taking advantage of this conference. so that it can make greater achievement in global cross-border investment and international cooperation in the future.