Beveridge & Diamond Principals to Participate in High-Level Meetings in China, July 7-14

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

As part of Beveridge & Diamond’s ongoing focus on environmental law and policy developments in China and providing assistance to Chinese businesses with their U.S. ventures, firm principals Karl Bourdeau and Scott Fulton will travel to Shanghai and Beijing, China from July 7-14.

In Shanghai, Messrs. Bourdeau and Fulton will speak at the Environmental Legal Compliance Forum on July 10.  This half-day conference, sponsored and hosted by the Jin Mao Law Firm, will focus on corporate environmental compliance under the “new normal” following enactment of the Environmental Protection Law amendments in China earlier this year and will include presentations from a Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) official and others on environmental public interest litigation, legal liability and risk control, and remediation.  During the program, Messrs. Bourdeau and Fulton will discuss evolving environmental compliance and risk management considerations in the U.S.

In Beijing, Messrs. Bourdeau and Fulton will participate in meetings with the Bay Environmental Technology (Beijing) Corp. (Bayeco).  Mr. Bourdeau serves on the Board of Advisors of Bayeco, a Chinese air pollution controls company that was named this month as the lead advisor to MEP on the newly-formed Chinese National Environmental Protection Technology Center for Industrial Volatile Organic Compounds Control.

In addition, Messrs. Bourdeau and Fulton will give a presentation to MEP officials regarding the environmental liability insurance market and financial assurance mechanism in the U.S. as China looks increasingly to such tools to provide funds for responding to environmental contamination. The presentation will involve a discussion of China’s plans in this regard and how China might best use such mechanisms to better address environmental contamination.

Beveridge & Diamond advises Chinese companies on the environmental considerations of doing business in the U.S. and, with a network of qualified Chinese law firms, provides assistance to multi-national companies with environmental needs in China.  For more information on our China Practice, please contact Karl Bourdeau or Scott Fulton.