FACULTY OF LAW
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
US Sanctions on Hong Kong and Its Legal and Financial Implications
Date & Time: September 3, 2020 (Thursday) 09:00 — 10:20 Hong Kong Time;
September 2, 2020 (Wednesday) 21:00 — 22:20 DC, USA Time
Zoom Webinar: https://hku.zoom.us/j/95748394966
Zoom Registration: Please click HERE to reserve a place.
(Registered participants can receive recorded videos after the webinar)
Since the promulgation of the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL), the Trump Administration has introduced a series of measures aimed at sanctioning individuals and financial institutions involved in the development and implementation of the NSL. The NSL has put the future of the city on the line, by simultaneously generating growing uncertainty around Hong Kong’s status as a leading financial centre, and exposing China’s profound vulnerability to the U.S. dollar-centric financial network. In this webinar, three esteemed experts will join us for a discussion on the following topics:
• The legal consequences of the recent and potential U.S. sanctions on Hong Kong
• The corresponding economic impact on domestic and foreign financial institutions in Hong Kong
• The potential Chinese countermeasures that can be employed the short-term and the country’s strategy of de-dollarization
Angela Zhang, Associate Professor & Director of Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong
Benjamin Kostrzewa is a senior attorney specializing in international trade law at Hogan Lovells. He previously served as assistant general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where he handled WTO disputes, FTA negotiations as well as U.S.-China conflicts and negotiations.
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