Event Details

In recent years, many new regulations within the Environmental Protection Law (EPL) were introduced in China and authorities have intensified their law enforcement on industrial companies that violate environmental regulations. As a result, many production plants and factories are facing a new need for action in upgrading their environmental standards or even rectify their manufacturing processes.

Besides, some extreme cases have shown in the past, that in a worst-case scenario, a sudden shutdown of production facilities by environmental law enforcement teams can cause severe shortages of vital parts and negatively affect the supply chain of other companies. These risks create new challenges for manufacturing companies and will likely increase the operating costs for their businesses.

This seminar on January 16th in Dalian focuses on the potential risks for manufacturing companies arising from the significantly increased environmental law enforcement in China and invites all management, operations, production, engineering and especially EHS professionals, to discuss and exchange about the general short and long-term consequences for their manufacturing activities in China.

External guest speaker Dr. Falk Lichtenstein, Partner at CMS Beijing will provide an overview of the current regulations in the EPL and share his case experiences. In addition, Mr. Yong Ang, EHS Managaer at Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Dalian will share best practices and present the successful implementation of environmental protection projects to the audience. Finally, Mr. Danniel Zhao, General Manager of Dolphin Environmental Technology Suzhou will give insights on how to implement these technologies in your production facilities.

Learn more about China's emerging and increasingly strict environmental policies as well as the risks and challenges resulting from the application of new governmental regulations on environmental protection:

  • What are the main regulations and recent updates of the Environmental Protection Law (EPL)?
  • What are recommended actions for companies to avoid environmental risks?
  • How to conduct environmental compliance audits?
  • How to implement and optimize internal processes of EHS management in companies (best practice)?
  • How to enhance the environmental protection technology of a company (equipment upgrade)?
  • Case studies

Language: English


13:45 - 14:00 Registration

14:00 - 14:05 Welcome by Chambers

14:05 - 14:45 Session 1: Compliance risks through increased environmental law enforcement in China (by Falk Lichtenstein)

14:45 - 15:00 Q&A

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break & Networking

15:30 - 16:00 Session 2: Environmental Best Practice @ Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Dalian (by Yong Ang)

16:00 - 16:15 Q&A

16:15 - 16:45 Session 3: Environmental Improvement Strategies for Industrial Enterprises (by Danniel Zhao)

16:45 - 17:00 Q&A

Fee: German Chamber Member: RMB 100 | Non-Member: RMB 200


Kempinski Hotel Dalian, No. 92 Jiefang Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian 116021

大连凯宾斯基酒店,中山区解放路92号,大连 1160214


  • Dr. Falk Lichtenstein (Partner & Lawyer at CMS Beijing)

    Dr. Falk Lichtenstein

    Partner & Lawyer at CMS Beijing


    Dr. Lichtenstein has been based in China with CMS since 2007. He advises on China-related M&A transactions, corporate and commercial issues as well as dispute resolution. His projects regularly involve environmental law issues, inter alia in the chemical and automotive business. Recent relevant work includes due diligence assessments involving environmental incompliance, advising on obtaining the environmental impact assessment under the new rules and regulations and emergency advice and risk assessment after an environmental incident. Dr. Lichtenstein is the lawyer of confidence of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing.

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  • Mr. Yong Ang (EHS Manager at Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Dalian) Co., Ltd.)

    Mr. Yong Ang

    EHS Manager at Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Dalian) Co., Ltd.

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  • Mr. Danniel Zhao (General Manager at Dolphin Environmental and Energy Saving Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.)

    Mr. Danniel Zhao

    General Manager at Dolphin Environmental and Energy Saving Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

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Kempinski Hotel Dalian

No.92 Jiefang Road (3rd Floor), Zhongshan District, Dalian
辽宁省大连市中山区解放路92号 (3楼)

Dalian, Liaoning, China

If you have any questions please contact Jan Block

Contact Organizer

+86 18640178496

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