Understanding China: Business Law and Culture
Date: Thursday 29th September 2016
Time: 09:30 to 16:00
Venue: At the Faculty of Law, UiB Magnus Lagabøtes Plass 1 5010 Bergen
The purpose of the seminar is to provide the participants with a map of Chinese business law and to help them to understand essential features of Chinese society and business culture.
The seminar is organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen in collaboration with the Confucius Institute in Bergen.
Dag Rune Olsen is the rector of the University of Bergen, previously having been Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen. Olsen has also been Director of Research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo and he is a Professor in Medical Physics.
Bjørn K. Haugland is Executive Vice President and the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in DNV GL Group. He is responsible for DNV-GL Group’s sustainability agenda and he is the Chairman of DNV GL Corporate Sustainability Board. Haugland has over 20 years of management experience in all DNV-GL business units including 6 years of assignments for DNV GL in Asia (Korea and China).
Man, Hongjie is Associate Professor & Dean’s Assistant at the Law School of Shandong University. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen teaching the elective course Introduction to Chinese Law. His research interests are Civil and commercial law, Medical law og Human rights law.
Geir Sviggum is Managing Partner International with overall responsibility for the law firm Wikborg Rein’s international operations. He headed the firm’s Shanghai office from 2008 to 2013. Sviggum’s main focus is on the most internationalized Norwegian industries
– Energy, Offshore & Shipping. He advises large and medium sized Norwegian, Chinese and international enterprises within these sectors. He specializes in dispute resolution and has handled international arbitrations and other complex disputes in Asia and several European countries.
Ilan Alon is professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the University of Agder, a visiting research fellow at Georgetown University (USA), and a visiting professor in Shanghai JiaoTong University and University of International Business and Economics (China). Previously, he was the Cornell Chair Professor of International Business and Founding Director of The China & India Centers at Rollins College.
Verner Worm is professor at Department of International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School. Worm’s research and dissemination is focused on Chinese-Western cross-cultural management and International Negotiations in China.
Annelise Ly is a PhD Research Scholar at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. In her work, she investigates how intercultural interactions between Northern Europeans and Asian employees unfold in the workplace. Ly holds a Master’s degree in French (University of Bergen) and an International Master’s degree in Management (SKEMA, France). She teaches Chinese business culture and communication at NHH and in companies.
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The fee of NOK 300 covers lunch and refreshments plus seminar attendance.
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Deadline for registration is 1st September 2016.
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The seminar will be conducted in English.