Jeremy Sargent - Overcoming the challenges of doing business in China
Jeremy Sargent is the managing partner of JSA, a legal consulting firm headquartered in Guangzhou. He has worked full-time as a lawyer in China since 1998. Prior to establishing his own firm in 2006, he oversaw the China offices of a large London-based international law firm. He is fluent in both written and spoken Chinese and is well-acquainted with China’s legal system.
Born in the UK, Sargent moved to Hong Kong with his parents in the 1970s. He later completed his first degree in Chinese at the University of Leeds, England, and was one of a handful of foreign students to study in China in the mid-1980s. Sargent sits on a number of business-related committees and currently chairs the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong. In 2011, he was awarded an OBE in recognition of his contribution to British business and legal services in China. He is also a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachheads advisor.
Sargent will talk about overcoming the challenges of making it in China based on his experience building his own business and working with international clients throughout the country. Come and hear about the current business climate in China, local trade practices, consumer behaviour, and what it means to be adequately prepared and resourced in order to succeed in this rewarding but in many ways challenging market.
This event is organised in collaboration with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand China Trade Association.