The New China: Tackling A Hot Market Without Getting Burned


At A Glace

Collective Campus have partnered with International Law Firm King & Wood Mallesons to bring you a talk on the opportunities of doing business in China.

For startups and investors alike, the theme of the night aims to explore not only the opportunies, but also the potential pitfalls of doing business in a vastly different cultural landscape.

Two Shanghai-based partners of the international law firm King & Wood Mallesons, Martyn Huckerby and Mark Zhang, will discuss opportunities for investors in China, the start-up and venture capital scene, and managing the key risks when doing business in China.

For Startups: 

Should you be looking to China instead of the US as your first international Market?What's the investment scene there like? Does China have an appetite for foreign investments?

For Corporates:

Is China a logical expansion market for us?Will our business model work there on a cultural level?Where are the growth areas?


Martyn Huckerby is an International Partner in the Corporate Group of the Shanghai office of King & Wood Mallesons, where he specialises in corporate, regulatory and employment law.  Martyn has particular expertise in advising clients on Chinese, EU and Australian regulatory issues and has been recognised by Asialaw Profiles as “among the top competition lawyers in China”. 

Mr. Mark Zhang specializes in foreign investment, M&A, PE&VC, liquidation and restructuring, as well as general corporate matters. 

Mr. Zhang has in-depth experience advising clients in the healthcare and life science sectors. He regularly advises a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical device MNCs and medical institution investors on M&A, pre-study/clinic trial, regulatory, distribution management, innovative business models, compliance (anti-commercial bribery and issues regarding competition law), investigation, crisis management and daily corporate matters.

Tentative Schedule:

6-6:45pm (Martyn & Mark Speak)

6:45-7:15pm (Q&A)

7:15-8pm (Networking)

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What you will learn
  • Learn about not only the opportunities, but also the potential pitfalls of doing business in a vastly different cultural landscape.
What you will get
  • Better insight into how to tackle doing business in China for both startups and investors.
  • An interactive night with brilliant speakers and networking opportunities.

What to wear

Anything from smart casual to corporate


Collective Campus

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Offering short, high-impact classes and workshops on Lean Startup, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Design Thinking and Agile Methodologies.

Disrupt yourself, before someone else does.

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