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The Future of Chinese Listed Companies on U.S. Exchanges
February 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Two recent U.S. government initiatives will have potentially profound implications for Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges. The first, done through an Executive Order, targets a range of Chinese companies that the U.S. government views as tied to the Chinese military for delisting. The second, done through legislation, requires the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to prohibit foreign companies’ securities from being listed or traded on U.S. securities markets without a PCAOB inspection of the company’s foreign accountant. Together these initiatives are expected to have a major impact on the more than 200 Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges. This conversation, organized by the Hong Yen Chang Center for Chinese Legal Studies, brings together experts to discuss recent developments and to consider the wider implications for investors and Chinese companies.
Panelists include Harvey L. Pitt, Chief Executive Officer, Kalorama Partners LLC, and former Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission; Edward Greene, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law, Lecturer in Law; Georges Ugeux, former Executive and Head of International Listings, NYSE, and Lecturer in Law; Lorna Xin Chen, Asia Regional Managing Partner, Head of Greater China at Shearman & Sterling; and the conversation is moderated by Professor Benjamin L. Liebman, Director, Hong Yen Chang Center for Chinese Legal Studies