US-China Competition in a Biden-era and its impact on China and its neighbouring countries

US-China Competition in a Biden-era and its impact on China and its neighbouring countries

Venue : ZOOM

Event Start Date : Thursday 19 August 2021

Event End Date : Thursday 19 August 2021

Event Start Time : 10:00 am

Event End Time : 11:15 am

Registration Start Date : Friday 16 July 2021

Registration End Date : Wednesday 18 August 2021

Event Overview:

As we enter into a new era of Competition between The United States of America and China, this webinar will bring you through some of the key highlights of legislation under the Biden administration aimed at bolstering innovation and competitiveness in the face of China’s global economic strategies. You will also get to hear first-hand how China is responding to the escalating strategic competition with the US. Lastly, join our Meritas lawyers from U.S, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan as they discuss how the strategic competition between the 2 countries is impacting them and how they think the future will look like for manufacturers and trading businesses.



10.00 am - Competition under the Biden Administration including The New Frontier Act (Dennis Unkovic, Meyer Unkovic & Scott)
10.15 am - The China perspective on US-China Competition (Liu Hongchuan, Broad & Bright)
10.30 am - Panel discussion "US-China Competition in a Biden-era and its impact on China and its neighouring countries"

  • LiPu Lee, Managing Partner, Formosan Brothers (Taiwan)
  • Darcy Kishida, Foreign Attorney, Kojima Law (Japan)
  • Jong Jae Lee, Partner, K1 Chamber (South Korea)
  • Liu Hongchuan, Partner, Broad & Bright (Beijing, China)
  • Moderated by: Dennis Unkovic, Partner, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott (USA)

11.00 am - End of programme.


Moderator & Main Speaker:

A partner with Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, Dennis Unkovic focuses his practice on handling complex corporate transactions and foreign direct investment activities, including M&A, joint ventures and international dispute resolution.  Traveling to 65 countries over 35 years, Unkovic has visited Japan and China for business more than 150 times since 1985.

Unkovic is a ranked individual in the United States in Corporate/M&A & Private Equity by Chambers & Partners in 2020. He served as Chairman of Meritas from 2015-2018. He has been recognized in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 2003. 

A prolific writer, Unkovic has authored ten books and over 175 articles for domestic and international publications.  Three of his books have been translated into the Japanese language and two into Chinese.  His most recently published books were “Asia Ascending” (Ankerwyke Books [ABA], November 2018) and “America in the Mirror:  Before and After COVID-19” (Amazon Kindle e-book, August 2020).  His next book, “Transforming the Global Supply Chain:  Cyber Warfare, Technology and Politics” will be published in September 2021.  That book will examine why the global supply chain is collapsing and present strategies companies can adopt to mitigate the risks.


Main Speaker:

Mr. Hongchuan Liu’s areas of expertise include cross-border investment and financing, corporate law and M&A, capital markets, PE & VC, funds formation, international dispute resolution.

Mr. Liu has been elected as one of the 2020 ALB China Top 15 M&A Lawyers. He was awarded as a China Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets, M & A and Private Equity fields by Asialaw Profiles, IFLR1000 (International Finance Law Review), The Legal 500, LEGALBAND, China Business Law Journal and China Law & Practice consecutively.

Mr. Liu is an arbitrator of CIETAC, a member of the Harvard Law School Alumni Leadership Council and a director of the “2005 Committee”.


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