Wiggin and Dana Lawyer Travels to China for Investment Mission

April 2, 2012

Wiggin and Dana lawyer, David Schaffer, joined a prestigious group of business leaders and government officials on a week-long Investment Mission to China in late March. David is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Corporate Practice Department.

The Investment Mission was organized by Anne Evans, the District Director of the U.S. Commercial Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, with the primary goal of bringing investment dollars to Connecticut. The delegation traveled to Beijing and multiple industrial and manufacturing cities to present investment opportunities to Chinese businesses, investors and government officials.

There has been a heightened interest in fostering partnerships with Chinese firms in recent years, according to the Connecticut Technology Council, which had a delegate on the trip. Governor Dannel Malloy has also expressed a renewed interest in opening international channels for business and technology, particularly with China.

Other members of the delegation included Peter Longo, President and Executive Director of Connecticut Innovations; Matthew Nemerson, President and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council; Deb Santy, Director of the CT Small Business Innovation Research; John Schuyler, Partner at Marcum LLP; Dan Drew, Mayor of Middletown; Jun-Hong Cui, President and CTO of AquaSeNT and UCONN professor; and Melissa Grosso, Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce.