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China’s Draft Foreign Investment Law, a First-Hand View

  • 31 Mar 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Simmons & Simmons, 13th Floor One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
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Lunch Presentation

The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Simmons & Simmons.

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for.  New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

TOPIC:  China’s Draft Foreign Investment Law, a First-Hand View

On 19 January 2015, the PRC Ministry of Commerce released the draft Foreign Investment Law for public comments.  If the Law is adopted, China’s current foreign investment regime, which started from 1979, will be replaced by a new system based on the national treatment principle, national security review system and extensive entity reporting obligations.  Simmons & Simmons partner Alan Xu has been invited by the Chinese government in the legislation of China’s national security review system since 2010 (now Chapter 4 of the Law) and later the Law, and also helped the European Union Chamber of Commerce in preparing comments to the Law.  As such, his first-hand accounts and knowledge of the discussions around the drafting of the law should be of value to counsels interested in the foreign investment landscape in China.  Specifically, the presentation will cover the following subjects:  

  • Overview of the proposed new law, including its legislation history, key aspects and implications to international investors  
  • Policy trends reflected in the new law
  • Opportunities presented by the new law to international investors
  • Next steps

SPEAKER: Alan Xu, Partner, Beijing, Simmons & Simmons

Alan is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial group of Simmons & Simmons.  He has extensive experience of advising multinationals in their expansion into China by foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions.  He also frequently advises Chinese state-owned and privately owned companies on their overseas acquisitions.  Alan was invited by the Chinese government in some key legislations of recent years, including the National Security Review Rules for M&A by Foreign Investors and the draft Foreign Investment Law.  Alan is a qualified lawyer in the PRC and New York.

VENUE: Simmons & Simmons, 13th Floor One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

DATE: Tuesday 31 March 2015

TIME: 12.30 for lunch, 13.00 - 14.00 for presentation

RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than 27 March 2015. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.           

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