Robert J. Allan gives speech at US-China Business Law Conference at UCLA

Los Angeles, Ca


On October 24, 2008, attorney Robert J. Allan gave a speech on how investing in non-performing loan transactions in China compare to traditional asset investment vehicles at the UCLA School of Law.  Mr. Allan outlined how non-performing loan transactions are affected by changing property markets in China, and how to evaluate opportunities and manage the risks in structuring asset investments in China.

Joining Mr. Allan on the speaking panel was Donald C. Clarke, Professor of Law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Professor Clark created the Chinese Law Prof Blog, and is a prolific author on Chinese law subjects, including most recently “The Role of Non-Legal Institutions in Chinese Corporate Governance,” in Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia (Routledge, 2008).  Professor Clarke spoke on the new developments in China’s property law and foreign investment environment.

The keynote lunch address was given by L.A. Superior Court Judge Charles Lee, Chief Representative of the U.S. Delegation to the Beijing Olympics.  A Superior Court Judge since 1989, Judge Lee recently returned to Los Angeles from the Beijing Olympics, and candidly shared his personal experiences with U.S. Olympic athletes in Beijing and his insights into Olympic negotiations with the Chinese government.

Not a newcomer to the Olympic Movement, Judge Lee was appointed as Envoy to the People’s Republic of China for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.  After the Soviet Union announced its boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games, Judge Lee headed a LAOOC delegation to China which negotiated China’s agreement to participate in L.A.’s 1984 Olympic Games.

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