Event - 24 November 2020

Hawskford is organising a webinar with Zhong Lun Law Firm

The PRC’s new Foreign Investment Law (FIL) came into effect on 1 January 2020. It replaced the previous laws and regulations ruling on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and their corporate forms in China, including Chinese-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures Law, Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises Law, and the Chinese-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures Law.

What has changed the Chinese economy since launching the new Foreign Investment Law? After ten months of implementation, what were the biggest challenges and opportunities, and what are the next for foreign investors?

Join Hawksford and Zhong Lun Law Firm for an insightful webinar and hear from experts on regulatory and financial advice to help foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) to navigate the era of China’s new economy and cope with the new normal.

New Foreign Investment Law: opportunities and challenges for Foreign-invested Joint Ventures from a regulatory and financial perspective

Co-organised with:

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Topics include:

  • Introduction to China’s Foreign Investment Law and Negative List
  • Key impacts and opportunities of the new FIL on sino-foreign Joint Ventures
  • Importance of internal control and due diligence
  • Common mistakes of Foreign Firms engaged in Joint Ventures in China

Who should join?

The event is relevant for foreign-invested enterprises from complete newcomers seeking to invest for the first time to those wishing to expand their existing operations.

Event details

Date:  24 November 
Time:  17:30 (China time) / 9:30 (UK time)
Location:  Online 
Language:  English 

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Our speakers

Francesca Scortichini, Associate Director of Account Management, China, Hawksford

Francesca has considerable experience in advising Italian and international clients, from trading, retail and industrial companies on investments in China and Asian area. Francesca joined Hawksford Shanghai office in June 2014. Prior to joining Hawksford she worked as tax consultant in Italian CPA firms and in the asset management department of International leading investment bank. Francesca graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan in 2004 and is a professional Chartered Accountant in Italy.

Quentin Bottasso, Legal Consultant, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Quentin Bottasso is a Legal Consultant at Zhong Lun Guangzhou Office with a strong focus on advising international companies on the Chinese legal and regulatory system. Quentin has deep expertise and experience with regard to various aspects of Chinese law, particularly contract, labor and commercial law, and his ability to understand his clients’ expectations and requirements makes him a valuable partner for those conducting business activities in China. His clientele are composed of mostly European companies in the industrial, sourcing, manufacturing, and wine industries. He is fluent in English and French and professionally proficient in Chinese (Mandarin) and Italian.

About Hawksford

Hawksford is a leading provider of company formation, providing administration services and business support from small to medium-sized to large companies in Asia and Europe. We have more than 200 multilingual professionals in Asia and 450 globally, who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, French, German, Spanish, Czech and Italian, based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Jersey and Milan. Our people are experienced and highly qualified.

About Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm is a market leading, full service Chinese law firm. Since its founding in 1993, Zhong Lun has become one of the largest law firms in China, with 340+ partners and 2,100+ lawyers and professionals, including both recognized leaders in the Chinese legal profession and experienced senior lawyers from top international law firms.

Zhong Lun offers legal services across 28 core practice areas, and has a network of 11 domestic offices in mainland China in the leading centres of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Haikou as well as an office in the international gateway city of Hong Kong. Zhong Lun also has international offices in Tokyo, London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Almaty, and maintains cooperative relationships with leading law firms in numerous countries and territories around the world for both inbound and outbound China-related matters. Zhong Lun is therefore well-positioned to provide clients with high quality legal services across a wide range of industries and sectors not only in China, but also in more than 90 jurisdictions around the world.

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