22 episodes

狄彦嵩,毕业于普林斯顿大学,拥有MBA和法学博士学位,律师及投资人,目前在中国(北京和上海)生活了11年。

在很多朋友的鼓励和支持下,他决定用中文做一档轻松、有趣、接地气的访谈节目。节目主要和大家一起探讨中外商业环境的差异,邀请的嘉宾也都来自中西方顶尖的公司,既有五百强大公司也有初创公司。希望大家觉得有意思,也欢迎大家多提宝贵意见!

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狄彦嵩,毕业于普林斯顿大学,拥有MBA和法学博士学位,律师及投资人,目前在中国(北京和上海)生活了11年。

在很多朋友的鼓励和支持下,他决定用中文做一档轻松、有趣、接地气的访谈节目。节目主要和大家一起探讨中外商业环境的差异,邀请的嘉宾也都来自中西方顶尖的公司,既有五百强大公司也有初创公司。希望大家觉得有意思,也欢迎大家多提宝贵意见!

    Bonus (Chinese): A Transition Out of Law Pt1 从就职跨国大企业到自己创业的过渡

    Bonus (Chinese): A Transition Out of Law Pt1 从就职跨国大企业到自己创业的过渡

    Sabrina Yuan – SecuritAi

    Sabrina是SecuritAi的首席运营官和联合创始人,SecuritAi是一家位于美国的AI驱动的家庭安全解决方案公司。在加入SecuritAi之前,Sabrina是保时捷公司中国区的总法律顾问。她毕业于乔治城大学法学院,并拥有斯坦福大学的工商管理硕士学位。

    Art和Sabrina在本期节目中将讨论Sabrina从base在中国的大型跨国公司的中国高管转型为在硅谷创办自己科技公司的创始人时所面临的挑战。是什么驱使人们离开大公司的工作走出舒适区来创业的?

    -2:50在中国做律师的困扰
    -6:20 如何利用法律行业经验来创业
    -10:10 斯坦佛MBA改变了我的思维方式
    -13:00 跨国公中国员工为什么很难有全局观
    -17:28 中国公司走出去会不会碰到跨国企业在中国遇到的类似的问题

    • 19 min
    Bonus (Chinese): A Transition Out of Law Pt2 从就职跨国大企业到自己创业的过渡

    Bonus (Chinese): A Transition Out of Law Pt2 从就职跨国大企业到自己创业的过渡

    Sabrina Yuan – SecuritAi

    Sabrina是SecuritAi的首席运营官和联合创始人,SecuritAi是一家位于美国的AI驱动的家庭安全解决方案公司。 在加入SecuritAi之前,Sabrina是保时捷公司中国区的总法律顾问。 她毕业于乔治城大学法学院,并拥有斯坦福大学的工商管理硕士学位。

    Art和Sabrina在本期节目中将讨论Sabrina从base在中国的大型跨国公司的中国高管转型为在硅谷创办自己科技公司的创始人时所面临的挑战。 是什么驱使人们离开大公司的工作走出舒适区来创业的?

    -0:10 大公司很舒服,真的吗?
    -5:00 有一份别人眼里的好工作,但是却不能发挥你的潜力
    -6:38 中国人在硅谷创业的优势和劣势
    -12:55 在美国用中国供应链遇到的困难
    -15:17 给正在考虑创业的人的建议

    • 20 min
    S1E1 - The New Foreign Investment Law - Yvonne Cheng (Partner, King & Wood)

    S1E1 - The New Foreign Investment Law - Yvonne Cheng (Partner, King & Wood)

    The New Foreign Investment Law is effective as of January 1st.  We interview Yvonne Cheng, partner at King & Wood Mallesons on the implications for foreign businesses operating in China.

    1:05 - Basic principles of the law
    3:40 - Implementing the law on the ground
    10:30 - Sectors that could come off the "Negative List" in the future
    15:15 - Impact of new corporate governance rules
    19:17 - Some JVs being compelled to amend corporate governance 
    21:30 - Opportunities for VC funds to use more domestic structures
    24:45 - The law and the future of VIE structures

    • 31 min
    S1E2 - Terminating Employees in China - Lesli Ligorner (Partner, Morgan Lewis)

    S1E2 - Terminating Employees in China - Lesli Ligorner (Partner, Morgan Lewis)

    We interview Lesli Ligorner, Managing Partner Beijing office of Morgan Lewis.  On the best approaches in effectively dealing with employee terminations in China.

    1:05 - Typical termination case profiles
    1:55 - Dealing with termination cases already in flight
    4:02 - Handling situations where no clear legal grounds for termination
    5:50 - How badly should a company pay to make employee go away
    10:21 - Handling employees who just refuse to go
    13:15 - Advance preparation for terminating employee
    16:20 - Performance improvement plans
    18:10 - Coordinating HQ-local cross-border termination cases
    23:07 - How can outside counsel offer practical risk assessments
    27:50 - Enjoying the practice of law in China as an expatriate


     

    • 30 min
    S1E3 - Effectively Communicating With Clients - Jon Hicks (Counsel, Netflix)

    S1E3 - Effectively Communicating With Clients - Jon Hicks (Counsel, Netflix)

    We interview Jon Hicks, Employment Counsel at Netflix at its headquarters in Los Gatos, California.  On how lawyers can effectively communicate with clients, including internal company clients when operating as an in-house attorney.

    3:00 - The most common disputes with employees at companies.
    4:00 - How Jon handles disagreements with colleagues/internal clients
    5:45 - Does a legal training get in the way of good communication?
    11:15 - Why you should never surprise someone with your decision
    12:10 - Coaching managers to communicate well on terminations
    13:45 - How to impart legal concepts using non-legal language
    16:00 - Lawyers and non-verbal communication mishaps
    19:20 - Avoiding the temptation to want to look smart with clients
    21:10 - Talking about the law in terms of fairness not rules
    22:30 - How company policies can hinder effective decision making
    27:00 - Handling political correctness, bad jokes, etc within companies

    • 31 min
    S1E5 - Force Majeure and Contract Non-performance - Jason Chang (DLA Piper)

    S1E5 - Force Majeure and Contract Non-performance - Jason Chang (DLA Piper)

    We talk with Jason Chang, Of Counsel at DLA Piper, on what international companies should know about force majeure in the current situation. 



    3:00 - What is force majeure?
    5:28 - Are force majeure clauses always in contracts and what’s standard?
    8:48 - What if the contract is silent on this issue and how does governing law matter?
    11:26 - Force majeure often doesn’t totally excuse the party to perform the contract
    14.16 - Chinese trade association issuing force majeure certificates now, what value do these have?
    17:50 - How should foreign companies be preparing now for Chinese companies potentially using a force majeure clause in their contracts?

    Bonus questions:
    23:55 - A lot of parents in China, expats, etc., sending their kids to private schools in China which can’t open.  What can they do?
    31:18 - What kind of personality do you need to have to handle sticky issues like force majeure cases and compliance issues generally as a lawyer?

    • 38 min

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