An Examination of the U.S.-China Trade Relationship: Perspectives on Trends and Challenges for Cross-Border Investment and Commerce


An Examination of the U.S.-China Trade Relationship: Perspectives on Trends and Challenges for Cross-Border Investment and Commerce

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 | 1:00 PM ET (5:00 PM GMT)

In this session, the audience will benefit from a discussion that will explore the current geopolitical status between the U.S., China, and Canada, and how it is impacting cross-border investment, commerce, and trade. Considering the stated priorities of the Biden Administration as well as the impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, this session will provide diverse perspectives on the history and recent developments in this long-standing relationship, including a review of recent regulatory and legal changes as well as the impact of the global pandemic on the relationship among these nations.


Edward M. Lebow

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Ed Lebow has been skillfully representing clients in international trade cases for more than 30 years. They often comment that his approach is exceptionally business-oriented, cost-effective and targeted. Through years of providing insightful counsel to both domestic and foreign companies, Ed has developed a broad and comprehensive perspective, which he brings to his clients’ business needs. Ed is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

Ed obtains relief for U.S. industries injured by dumped or subsidized imports and successfully defends foreign companies against such actions. He is especially adept in advising clients on how to comply with U.S. trade laws and avoid costly legal proceedings. Ed regularly deals with OFAC sanctions, export controls, NAFTA, anti-bribery issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and customs matters. Ed has guided both foreign buyers and domestic sellers of companies with sensitive technologies through the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Ed has also represented both U.S. and foreign clients before Congress.

Prior to private practice, Ed served as an Assistant General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission, focusing on antidumping, countervailing duty and Section 337 cases. Ed also headed the ITC’s Section 337 staff office. Drawing on this experience, Ed is well-versed in handling Section 337 proceedings involving patent infringement and other unfair trade practices.

Liza L.S. Mark

Partner, Chief Representative and Administrative Partner, Shanghai Office
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Liza Mark is the administrative partner of the Shanghai office of Haynes and Boone and a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. Liza regularly works in the firm’s Shanghai and Dallas offices. Liza has been working at U.S. firms in the U.S., Hong Kong and Shanghai for more than 20 years. She is familiar with the legal environments of these three countries and is able to help her clients fulcrum between the different business environments. She has concentrated her practice in private equity investments, securities and cross-border M&A. She represents investors, issuers, and investment banks/financial intermediaries in financing transactions, including equity and debt public offerings and cross-border private placements in Hong Kong, India and the U.S. Liza is experienced in private placements of debt and equity securities, Asian in-bound equity offerings, Rule 144A offerings, medium term note programs, SPAC acquisitions, PIPEs, and Hong Kong IPOs. She also regularly advises clients regarding private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and U.S. public company securities law reporting and compliance.

Liza has deep experience in the clean technology, energy, transportation and logistics, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact industries. She has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and the Hong Kong markets.

Corporate INTL Magazine, JRS Corporate Limited, named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California and honored Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark.

Simon V. Potter

Ad. E.
Consultation Simon Potter Inc.

Over four decades of legal practice in complex commercial and constitutional litigation, arbitration and mediation, administrative law, trade law and international law. Repeatedly recognized as a leader in these fields by Chambers Global, Lexpert and Best Lawyers. Has appeared as lead counsel before all Canadian federal and Québec courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals and boards.

Has advised and represented a variety of clients in relation to all manner of trade issues, trade agreements and trade negotiations. Has acted as panelist in three bi-national panels created under the NAFTA. A frequent speaker, on various matters including the trade treaties recently signed by Canada. President of the Canadian Bar Association 2002-2003. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Member of, among others, the London College of International Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

 Fluent in English and French, spoken and written.

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