2nd National Symposium on

Mergers & Acquisitions in China

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

About

Do you know how to navigate the complex corporate, tax and regulatory issues associated with acquiring interest in the People's Republic of China?

The purchase of existing local companies in China presents a new alternative to traditional investments in joint ventures or wholly-owned subsidiaries and has become a key element of business strategy in China.

With foreign mergers and acquisitions of Chinese companies at a record $28.5 billion in 2005, these deals can be extremely rewarding for US companies looking for a quantum leap in market share and broader distribution. Yet while the rewards can be great, so to are the risks. Many US businesses that have ventured into China have been astounded by the variety of challenges they faced including investment restrictions, regulatory uncertainty and more. Additionally, acquiring a business with a vastly different corporate culture presents its own unique difficulties as well.

In this publication from the 2nd National Symposium on Mergers and Acquisitions in China, we assembled an exceptional faculty of top business and legal minds who will provide you with an intensive, up-to-the-minute review of the most complex issues that arise in acquiring interest in China, including:

  • Latest opportunities for investment in China
  • Protecting your intellectual property rights
  • Navigating Chinese government agencies
  • Commercial dispute resolution and dispute resolution strategies
  • Understanding the Chinese taxation system
  • Litigation in China: navigating the legal and bureaucratic hurdles

Contents & Contributors

About

Do you know how to navigate the complex corporate, tax and regulatory issues associated with acquiring interest in the People's Republic of China?

The purchase of existing local companies in China presents a new alternative to traditional investments in joint ventures or wholly-owned subsidiaries and has become a key element of business strategy in China.

With foreign mergers and acquisitions of Chinese companies at a record $28.5 billion in 2005, these deals can be extremely rewarding for US companies looking for a quantum leap in market share and broader distribution. Yet while the rewards can be great, so to are the risks. Many US businesses that have ventured into China have been astounded by the variety of challenges they faced including investment restrictions, regulatory uncertainty and more. Additionally, acquiring a business with a vastly different corporate culture presents its own unique difficulties as well.

In this publication from the 2nd National Symposium on Mergers and Acquisitions in China, we assembled an exceptional faculty of top business and legal minds who will provide you with an intensive, up-to-the-minute review of the most complex issues that arise in acquiring interest in China, including:

  • Latest opportunities for investment in China
  • Protecting your intellectual property rights
  • Navigating Chinese government agencies
  • Commercial dispute resolution and dispute resolution strategies
  • Understanding the Chinese taxation system
  • Litigation in China: navigating the legal and bureaucratic hurdles

Contents & Contributors


THE M&A ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA TODAY: A MACRO PERSPECTIVE
Michael J. Carr, Goldman Sachs (New York, NY)

THE M&A ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA TODAY: WHAT FOREIGN INVESTORS NEED TO KNOW
Jonathan E. Colby, The Carlyle Group (Washington, D.C.)

THE M&A LANDSCAPE IN CHINA TODAY: WHAT FOREIGN INVESTORS NEED TO KNOW
Bing Ho, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Vancouver, Canada)

ANTI-TRUST, ANTI-MONOPOLY, AND DISTRIBUTION LAWS: HOW REGULATORY REFORM WILL IMPACT M&As
Zack Z. Dong, Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis, IN)

THE NEW RULES ON MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN CHINA: CHANGES, RISKS AND CHALLENGES
Jeanette K. Chan, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Beijing, China)

VALUING THE ASSETS OF YOUR CHINESE TARGET: SUCCESSFULLY PRICING THE DEAL
Andrew W. Rice, International Business Jordan Industries, Inc. (Deerfield, IL)

VALUING THE ASSETS OF YOUR CHINESE TARGET: SUCCESSFULLY PRICING THE DEAL
Xiaolin Zhou, Jun He Law Offices (New York, NY)

CONDUCTING DUE DILIGENCE ON YOUR PRC TARGET
Douglas G. Smith, Troutman Sanders, LLP (Hong Kong)

FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL IN CHINA - POLICIES AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Roy G. Zou, Hogan & Hartson (Beijing, China)

WORKING WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: NEGOTIATING WITH BUREAUCRACY
Owen D. Nee, Jr., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Hong Kong and New York, NY)

STRUCTURING CHINESE INVESTMENT TO MINIMIZE TAX BURDEN
Michael Ho, PricewaterhouseCoopers (New York, NY)

RESOLVING HUMAN CAPITAL ISSUES IN M&A TRANSACTIONS
Zhi-Ying James Fang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Shanghai, China and Los Angeles, CA)

PROTECTING YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Douglas Clark, Lovells (Shanghai, China)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES
Luke Minford, Rouse & Co. International (Beijing, China)

UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING HUMAN CAPITAL ISSUES TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL POST-MERGER INTEGRATION
K. Lesli Ligorner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Shanghai, China and New York)
Erika Collins, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (New York)

COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION, ENFORCING COMMERCIAL RIGHTS AND LITIGATION IN CHINA
Joseph T. McLaughlin, Heller Ehrman LLP (New York, NY)
Kathleen M. Scanlon, Heller Ehrman LLP (New York, NY)
Catherine X. Pan, Heller Ehrman LLP

RESOLVING BUSINESS DISPUTES WITH CHINESE PARTIES: LITIGATION, ARBITRATION, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION STRATEGIES
James M. Zimmerman, Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP (Beijing, China)



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