Understanding China’s Business and Legal Environments

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE points:        Four (4)

1.15pm    Introduction and Welcome
Chair:       Murray WHEATER, partner, Ashurts. Opening commentary : experiences in the Mining Sector

1.30 pm
Topic 1: Commercial Dispute Resolution in China under the Belt and Road Framework
Speaker: Wilson CHAN, Barrister 9 Wentworth Chambers
•    The dispute resolution system within the Belt and Road Initiative and the role of Hong Kong
•    Contract drafting - the first step to obtaining judgments and awards enforceable in Mainland China
•    A comparison between litigation and arbitration in Australia/China disputes
•    Sovereign immunity and dispute resolution – ensuring your contracts are enforceable.

2.20 pm
Topic 2: Cross-border Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments
Speaker: Paul SCHRODER, Partner King & Wood Mallesons and Intan EOW, Senior Associate King & Wood Mallesons
•    China outbound investments (ODI) including:
o    regulatory approvals
o    recent capital controls
o    second generation joint ventures with Chinese parties
•    China inbound investments (FDI) including:
o    forms of foreign invested enterprises
o    establishment and approval process
o    draft Foreign Investment Law

3.50 pm    Afternoon Tea

4.00 pm
Topic 3: Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Australia
Speaker: Sophie CHEN, Partner Minter Ellison

4.50- 5.00pm Questions and Close


Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000