Understanding China’s Business and Legal Environments

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE points:        Four (4)

1.15pm    Introduction and Welcome
Chair:       Murray WHEATER, partner, Ashurt. 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: Practical issues regarding Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Australia
Speaker: Sophie CHEN, Partner Minter Ellison

  • Part 1 – Overview of practical issues
    • Getting instructions
    • Understanding expectations
    • Deal structuring
    • FIRB
  • Part 2 – Case studies
    • Yancoal Limited 2017 capital raising
    • Ping An Real Estate and Lend Lease JV
    • Fullshare Holdings Limited’s investment in Australian childcare group
    • Nanshan Group acquisition of 19.9% stake in Virgin Australia Holdings

4.50- 5.00pm Questions and Close


Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000