欧洲华人律师协会
Association for Chinese Lawyers in Europe, A.s.b.l
ACLE 2021 Annual Assembly Successfully Held in Prague
2022-05-13 00:00:46

After overcoming the organizational difficulties caused by the impact of the new crown epidemic, the ECBA 2021 Annual General Meeting and European Investment Law Practice Seminar was successfully held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, from November 26 to 27, 2021.


This was the first on-site general meeting of the ECBA after the epidemic outbreak and was attended by more than 40 members and guests from 15 countries, including Czech Republic, Germany, France, UK, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria and Poland, under the protection of thorough security and testing measures.


In the solemn and enthusiastic atmosphere of the conference, the participants delivered brilliant and highly professional keynote speeches. Among them were Jan KOHOUT and Robert NEMEC from PRK Law Firm, who presented their experience in advising Chinese clients in the Czech Republic, and Ms. Miao Di, Head of China Department of Drees & Sommer Group, who gave a presentation on "Building up Production Facilities in Central and Eastern Europe for Chinese Investors - Challenges and Solutions". Ms. Jin Dan, Senior Director of Investment Banking of Haitong Bank, shared with the audience on "A Case Study on China-Poland Cross-border M&A Transaction", and Dr. Chen Han, Co-President of China Europe International Exchange (CEIEX), gave a presentation on "Analysis of the Post Brexit Evolution of European Capital Markets Framework and the Outlook of China Europe Financial Cooperation Outlook of China Europe Financial Cooperation), Mr. Wu Bin, Legal Director of CATL Europe, shared his views and experiences on the topic of "Legal Challenges and Opportunities for Electric Vehicle Battery Manufacturing Projects under European Sustainable Development Policy" from the perspective of his legal work. 


       The Association was also honored to invite Mr. Xiao Xiangyuan, European Legal Director of Pride Group, and Ms. Zhuo Xiaofen, Project Manager of Kodaly Germany, to participate in the exchange with the members.




       Ms. Gu Qun, the president of the association, and Mr. Zhu Yifan, the secretary-general of the association, presided over the two-day meeting. Mr. Shang You, the vice president of the association, Mr. Hu Xinyu, the vice president of the association, Mr. Bai Junyi, the director of the association, and Mr. Zhao Hui, the director of the association, also reported on the financial management of the association, the construction of the website, the expansion of the membership, the legacy of the association, and the planning of future activities. There were also many new members who had just joined the association, they also introduced themselves and actively participated in the interaction among the members.


Many members who were not present at the meeting also participated in the event via teleconference.


Members and guests also took the opportunity to exchange their work and professional experience, discuss cooperation opportunities, and enhance the communication and understanding between legal peers and professionals from different industries.


The organisation of the conference was strongly endorsed by our member Mr. Zhang Shiyang and his law firm PRK Czech Republic.


       The success of the conference highlighted the importance for cross-border exchange and cooperation among Chinese lawyers and legal professionals in Europe, and the growth and development of the European Chinese Lawyers Association into a high quality and professional cooperation and exchange organization and platform for Chinese lawyers and business partners throughout Europe.