Paul Edelberg of Fox Rothschild LLP Appointed President of Connecticut China Council

November 14, 2011 – Press Releases

Paul Edelberg, partner in the Stamford office of Fox Rothschild LLP, was recently appointed president of the Connecticut China Council.

Founded in 1986, the Connecticut China Council oversees the relationship between Connecticut and Shandong Province, its sister province in China. Throughout the years, Connecticut and Shandong have forged business, cultural and government ties that have made business delegations, cultural exchanges, student exchanges and connections between Connecticut companies and individuals with counterparts in Shandong Province possible. Earlier this year the Council, in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce, led a delegation of Connecticut companies to Shandong Province to further Connecticut exports.

Edelberg, who has been a member of the Council since 2002, said the Council plans to expand its scope to provide a venue for Connecticut companies that do business with China. The Council will promote business relationships between Connecticut companies and those in China, including exporting, importing and foreign direct investment. The venue will provide access to resources and educational programs and will advocate on behalf of the Connecticut companies.

“I look forward to seeing the Council further its relationship with Shandong Province, which under John Schuyler’s 25-year leadership has become substantial,” said Edelberg. “I am also excited to see the expansion of the scope of the Council to create a constructive forum for Connecticut companies doing business with China.”

For more than 30 years, Edelberg has represented clients in corporate, commercial and international law matters. His multifaceted practice enables him to serve the domestic and international needs of a wide range of clients, particularly those with interests in China.

Edelberg has counseled clients on business structuring and outsourcing transactions overseas with an emphasis in China, international trade and finance matters, distribution agreements, U.S. export controls and acquisitions of overseas companies. He also counsels both U.S. companies doing business overseas and foreign companies doing business in the United States in a wide range of matters.

Edelberg is a member of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, in which he serves as Vice-Chair of its China Committee and senior co-editor of its China Law Reporter. He also serves as the Liaison between the International Law Sections of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations. He has written and lectured extensively on China and international legal and business topics and is a regular lecturer at the China International Private Equity Forum held each year in Tianjin, China. In addition, Edelberg is the Immediate Past Chairman of the International Trade Council of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce.

Edelberg earned his J.D., with honors, from University of Connecticut Law School in 1976 and his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1972.

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