12.03.2009 Michael E. Burke Co-Authors Guide to Doing Business in China WASHINGTON, D.C. – Williams Mullen announces that Michael E. Burke, chair of the firm’s Asia and Pacific team and a partner in the international practice, has co-authored a book entitled Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in China, 3D. The book, which was published by West, provides practical insight into the methods of doing business in China.
“Mike is an extraordinarily talented attorney,” said Thomas B. McVey, vice president and managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “This book coupled with his position as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law demonstrate his commitment to being at the forefront of legal developments in the international community.”
Mr. Burke focuses his practice on advising U.S. companies on the structure and operation of investments in Greater China. Mr. Burke is experienced in China-related direct investments, acquisitions, private equity transactions and technology ventures. In addition, he has advised clients on transactions and investments in Australia, the European Union (especially Ireland), India, Israel, Japan, Latin America, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand.
Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Mr. Burke was a visiting fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) at Hong Kong University’s Faculty of Law. At AIIFL, he led projects related to China’s implementation of its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments in financial services (especially securities), construction and engineering services, and logistics. Mr. Burke also counseled on projects focused on China’s state-owned enterprise reform effort, pan-Asian venture capital regulation and the accession of Vietnam and Cambodia to the WTO.