The firm’s Shanghai office recently held an international trade seminar on how to manage China customs and tax risks related to royalty and transfer pricing.

Shanghai Director of PRC Tax Dr. Ye Zhou and Shanghai Associate Zhiwei Chen presented on the latest legal and enforcement developments, compliance implications, and strategies in dealing with the increasingly intensive audits and investigations by China tax and customs authorities. Los Angeles Partners Nicole Simonian and David Stepp joined the Nov. 3 event in person.

The seminar attracted around 30 legal counsel, finance managers, compliance managers and supply chain managers from multinational companies.

Dr. Zhou Ye has worked closely with Chinese tax authorities and numerous multinational firms. With an academic background spanning more than 20 years, Dr. Zhou’s specialty lies in resolving complex PRC tax issues including transfer pricing, mergers and acquisition restructuring, tax audits and negotiations with PRC tax authorities.  Dr. Zhou has advised myriad multinational companies such as Asahi, Roadking and Swarovski throughout his career.

Zhiwei Chen concentrates his practice on international trade, customs and regulatory compliance law. Clients benefit from his extensive experience and insight in managing the risks and maximizing the opportunities associated with China’s increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. He brings clients an unusual blend of regulatory, transactional and litigation experience, which makes him a trusted adviser on various complex China customs and regulatory compliance issues.