Outbound Investment Legal Summit

August 25, 2016


Since the Fifth Plenary Session of the 15th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China at which the "going global" strategy was explicitly put forward for the first time, it has become one of the key strategies of China for promoting the adjustment of economic structure and the development of export-oriented economy.

After 2003, China's outbound direct investment has entered the stage of rapid development. In 2015, domestic investors of China made direct investment in about 6,000 foreign enterprises in over 150 countries and regions around the world; the non-financial outbound direct investment reached the highest on record, at USD118.02 billion; Chinese enterprises have paid continuous attention to the hot regions including the United States, Southeast Asia, Western Europe and Latin America. There is no doubt that China will soon become the world's largest economy and one of the most influential investors. For example, ChemChina acquired about 60% shares of Pirelli in Italy and Syngenta, a agrochemical magnate in Switzerland, at the prices of EUR4.6 billion and USD46 billion respectively in 2015 and 2016 successively, refreshing the records on overseas mergers and acquisitions by Chinese enterprises respectively.

The Chinese government makes more efforts to "streamline administra-tion and delegate power to the lower levels" in terms of cooperation in outbound investment and other national governments welcome investment from Chinese enterprises with a more positive attitude, which undoubtedly provides convenience for and increases confidence of more Chinese enterprises eager to make outbound overseas.

However, the biggest problem Chinese enterprises are faced with in terms of "going global" is how to clearly sort out legal investigation and investment processes of foreign countries and effectively prevent various legal risks in early, middle and late stages of the investment to achieve the result of twice the result with half the effort.


9:30 AM
Opening Speech
9:40 AM
Cross-border Investment and China’s “Go Global”
Sara Marchetta, Partner; Vice-President of the EU- China Chamber of Commerce, PRC
10:20 AM
Mobility and relocation: Solving your employee relocation issues with strategy
Johnny Choi, Partner
11:00 AM
11:20 AM
Product Introduction Speech
11:40 AM
Outbound Investment and Trade Dispute Resolution
Thomas Tang, Partner
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
Investing in the United States – Compliance Considerations: CFIUS Review, Competition Filings, and Other Regulatory Issues
Daniel Roules, Managing Partner
2:45 PM
Antitrust problems of Chinese enterprise m&a companies in Germany
Florian Becker, Partner
3:30 PM
3:50 PM
The legal risk prevention and control of investing
Rongqing Jiang, Senior Partner
4:35 PM
Looking at LatAm: structuring, best practices and opportunities