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Asia Law Weekly: Nicholas Howson

Nicholas Howson

Professor, Michigan Law School; former Paul, Weiss partner; expert in China’s company law and legal history. 

Monday, October 17, 2016
12:15-2:00 p.m., Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208
40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
R.S.V.P. is required.

Nicholas Calcina Howson is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.  A former partner of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, he worked out of that firm's New York, Paris, London and Beijing Offices, finally as a managing partner of the firm's Asia Practice based in the Chinese capital.  During this time, he acted for clients in precedent-setting transactions, including the first SEC-registered IPO and NYSE-listing by a PRC-domiciled issuer and the first private placement of shares to foreign interests in a newly privatized PRC company limited by shares and subsequent IPOs on the domestic Chinese capital markets.  Howson has also taught at the Berkeley (Boalt), Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard Law Schools, and served as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, the Asian Development Bank, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on Chinese law matters, and has advised the PRC legislature on the amendment of the PRC Company Law and the PRC Securities Law.  He acts regularly as a Chinese law expert or party advocate in U.S. and international litigations and/or U.S. government enforcement actions.  Professor Howson is a designated foreign arbitrator for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing and the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. 

Vanderbilt Hall 208