Past eventResearch Event

Strategic Partnerships in China

27 November 2008 - 1:15pm to 2:30pm

Chatham House, London



Stephen Weatherseed, International Business Partner and China Desk Head, Grant Thornton

Raymond Wong, Partner, Paul Hastings

Benjamin Schmittzehe, CEO, Schmittzehe & Partners China Advisory

Chair: Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House



This interactive workshop will centre on the following case study:

Jackman & Co has been under increasing pressure to expand to China. Its Managing Director, John Jackman, has developed strategic partnerships in China with several companies. A year on, his China strategy based on strategic partnerships is at risk. John Jackman ponders what he could have done better, and how to resolve the issues he is now facing.

This meeting will focus on, and explore, the crucial but rarely covered area of strategic business partnerships in China. This will be done through an interactive session around a detailed case study, with the assistance of a panel of business, legal and accountancy advisors who each have significant relevant experience. This will provide a forum for discussion, sharing of experiences, and networking. Rather than being a general introduction to China, this meeting will assume participants have a good general knowledge of the region. It will be most suited to senior executives from medium and large companies.