Dennis Unkovic (born March 28, 1948) is an American international attorney, speaker and business advisor best known for his books and commentary on international business. He was the chairman of Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms, from April 2015 to May 2018.
Founded in 1990, Meritas is a professional services network consisting of a global alliance of business law firms formerly known as Commercial Law Affiliates. In 2018, the association's membership included over 180 law firms in 90 countries, with more than 7600 lawyers worldwide. Meritas is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Membership is extended by invitation only, and regular recertification by all firms every three years is a requirement of membership. There is a staff of about 15 who handle the organization's administration and review referrals to ensure that the organization's standards are maintained.
Unkovic is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, based in Pittsburgh. His work includes structuring and managing international business deals and partnerships. He also is heavily involved in intellectual property law and trade secret protection.He speaks to business organizations, government officials and academic institutions worldwide about international topics.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. A population of about 301,048 residents live within the city limits, making it the 66th-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,324,743 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania, and the 27th-largest in the U.S.
In the 1970s, Unkovic served as legislative director to former United States Senate Minority Leader Hugh D. Scott in Washington, D.C. and as assistant counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.He frequently appears in the media for his comments on international business and trade, including CNBC, Chinese Central Television, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Pittsburgh Business Times .
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States and a Founding Father. As the seat of the United States federal government and several international organizations, Washington is an important world political capital. The city is also one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.
CNBC is an American pay television business news channel that is owned by NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News, a division of NBCUniversal, with both being ultimately owned by Comcast. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the network primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets; following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC primarily carries financial and business-themed documentaries and reality shows.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Unkovic is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson. It is known for its historic foundations, student-run honor code, and secret societies. UVA is the flagship university of Virginia and home to Jefferson's Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law was founded in 1895. It became a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools in 1900. Its primary home facility is the Barco Law Building. The school offers four degrees: Master of Studies in Law, Juris Doctor, Master of Laws for international students, and the Doctor of Juridical Science. The school offers several international legal programs, operates a variety of clinics, and publishes several law journals.
Unkovic is a well-known author of many business books and articles on international business.In particular, his books focus on social strategies and negotiating tactics for dealing with international business partners, both for American audiences doing business abroad and for Asian business partners doing business in the United States.
CNBC Asia is a Southeast Asian pay television business channel in Asia. A subsidiary Of NBCUniversal, it is the Asian service of the CNBC. Its programmes originate from Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney.
China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper owned by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and published in the People's Republic of China.
Go Out policy is the People's Republic of China's current strategy to encourage its enterprises to invest overseas.
Chindia is a portmanteau word that refers to China and India together in general. The credit of coining the now popular term goes to Indian Member of Parliament Jairam Ramesh. China and India share long borders, are both regarded as growing countries and are both among the fastest growing major economies in the world. Together, they contain over one-third of the world's population. They have been named as countries with the highest potential for growth in the next 50 years in a BRIC report. BRIC is a grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
The Chinese Century is a neologism suggesting that the 21st century will be geopolitically dominated by the People's Republic of China, similar to how "the American Century" refers to the 20th century and "Pax Britannica" refers to the 19th. The phrase is used particularly in the assertion that the economy of China could overtake the economy of the United States as the largest national economy in the world, a position it held from 1500 to 1830 A.D.
George T. Haley is an American author and academic, currently a tenured Professor of Industrial and International Marketing at the University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is also the Director of the Center for International Industry Competitiveness. His research covers Industrial marketing, Emerging markets, New Product Development, Innovation and B2B Marketing. He has testified on his research on China before the United States Congress and several government agencies. The American Marketing Association's Marketing News named him as one of six Marketing academics to watch based on his research, teaching and broader impact. He was also named an American Made Hero for his work on the ramifications of trade for US manufacturing in a global economy.
Richard Gilmore is President/CEO of GIC Trade, Inc., an international agribusiness company with partner offices in Beijing, São Paulo, Quito, Moscow, and Tel Aviv. He is also Founder and Chairman of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF), a non-profit industry organization focused on educational and training activities in Asia with offices in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Vietnam. A trade economist and businessman with a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, where he was a Fulbright Fellow, Gilmore serves as Trustee for Bayer CropSciences, Syngenta Corporation, and Agrium, Inc. He is currently Special External Advisor to the White House/USAID for the Private Sector/Global Food Security and Managing Director of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF) in Beijing.
Michael W. Covel is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and film director. In 1996, he co-founded TurtleTrader.com, later expanded into TrendFollowing.com, a popular online resource focused on investment style known as trend following, which allows investors to profit in both up and down markets.
The Art of Investing in America: Secrets to Success is the sixth book written by Dennis Unkovic.
Huiyao (Henry) Wang is the founder and president of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a non-government think tank in China. Wang is also an adviser to the Chinese government, having been appointed as Counselor for China State Council by Premier Li Keqiang in 2015. Wang is a thought leader on China and globalization, global governance, China global trade and investment, China global migration and talent flows, Chinese students studying abroad and global think tanks. He is also an adviser to the World Bank, IOM, ILO, Paris Peace Forum as well as global MNCs.
Searchina is a Japanese company predominantly involved in the business of information and news distribution relating to China. Its website covers Chinese stock market information and various China-related information, such as politics, economy, society, IT, finance and regional news, in addition to information on Japanese stocks, emerging markets and Asia. The corporate name is a portmanteau of "search" and "China".
Charles-Édouard Bouée is the Chief Executive Officer of Roland Berger. He was a member of the company's Global Executive Committee since 2010..
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Susan Li is a TV journalist who works for American television channel Fox Business Network.
Jasper Kim is an attorney, author, media contributor, professor, and expert in international business law, negotiation strategy, and contemporary East-West issues and trends from a socio-economic and legal (interdisciplinary) perspective.
Edgar Perez is an American-Peruvian business author, keynote speaker and strategy consultant, who lives in New York. He is the author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, and has been featured internationally on artificial intelligence and deep learning, quantum computing, cybersecurity and high-frequency trading.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank that aims to support the building of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. The bank currently has 70 members as well as 27 prospective members from around the world. The bank started operation after the agreement entered into force on 25 December 2015, after ratifications were received from 10 member states holding a total number of 50% of the initial subscriptions of the Authorized Capital Stock.
The People's Republic of China and the United States of America have been engaging in a trade war mostly through increasing tariffs since mid 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump started by unilaterally impose tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods after his Trade Representative determined China's trade practices were unfairly limiting U.S. exports. China’s Ministry of Commerce responded by imposing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods of a similar value, saying that the United States "has launched the biggest trade war in economic history so far".