China’s Legal Complexity:
The Latest Developments and Impact on Associations in China

Date: June 21, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US)

CAE Hours: 2

Levels: Applied, Strategic

Location: Zoom Webinar

Kellen and Pillsbury invite you to join us on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, for an insightful webinar on China’s legal environment and the latest developments and impact on associations that have operations or activities in the region.

This session provides participants with a practical overview of the complexity of China’s legal environment, and the latest legal developments relevant to associations. Particular attention will be given to China’s Foreign NGO Law, and the actual impact on associations operating as foreign NGOs (“FNGOs”) in China since the Law took effect over 5 years ago. A very brief summary of key developments in cyber security and data protection laws in China will also be provided.

Our panelists will address questions and challenges commonly faced by both professional societies and trade associations and share case studies and the approaches taken by associations operating in China.

In addition to sharing guidance on what areas of activities may raise concerns or require transition procedures, this session also aims to equip attendees with an understanding of the legal and political context of the law, and a perspective on China’s ongoing domestic association reform.

Steven Basart, Vice President, Asia for Kellen and Amy Liu, China Council, of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, both long-term residents of China with in-depth experience consulting and advising associations in China, will join live from Beijing. Jerald Jacobs, Partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Washington DC office), will be the chair of the webinar.

This event is aimed at senior association executives (CEO, VP, GC or Director) of global associations with activities in Mainland China, or plans to develop such activities.


Steven Basart
Vice President, Asia for Kellen (Beijing, China)

Amy Liu
China Council, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Beijing, China)

Speakers will be streamed via Zoom conference from their home base in Beijing, China.


Jerald Jacobs

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Washington DC, United States)

Guest Speakers:

  • June Ko, Executive Director and Vice President, Asia Pacific Operations, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) (Hong Kong)
  • Cathy Breden, Executive Vice President & COO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
  • Kathryn Bayne, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International)