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International Trade Partners Evan Chuck and David Stepp will speak at the Asia Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) Conference, April 17 in Los Angeles. Their presentation, “Key Considerations for Cross-Border Transactions in Asia,” will analyze new laws governing transactions in Asia, including regulations impacting foreign investment, e-commerce and mobile applications, cybersecurity and the potential impact of the Trump administration’s trade agenda.

Now in its 31st year, APBO is a premier event for business leaders looking to expand their trade and investment in the Asia/Pacific region. Hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce, APBO helps exporters and investors take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges in the constantly changing economies of Asia. Bryan Cave has partnered with APBO since 2011.

“For the past eight years, Bryan Cave has been pleased to partner with APBO, USC Marshall and the U.S. Commercial Service,” Chuck said. “We share the common goal of helping U.S. multinationals navigate risks and capitalize on opportunities in the dynamic Asia/Pacific marketplace. 

Chuck is the firm’s Shanghai office liaison and chief legal representative, having previously served as the managing partner of the firm’s Shanghai office for more than seven years. He also served as the leader of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group for nearly seven years. His practice focuses on international transactions, with significant emphasis on cross-border acquisitions, project development and government compliance in Asia.

Stepp provides strategic counsel on global customs and trade issues for clients located across the United States, Europe and Asia. His practice has a specific focus on customs compliance and counseling, including tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking, free trade agreements and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) participation. He also regularly advises multinational companies on their e-commerce strategies globally, conducts global customs and international trade audits, and advises on compliance programs across borders. 

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