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Brisbane: China Investment - Latest Developments

15 November 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 31, 480 Queen St, Brisbane


FREE for ACBC Members Only
Time:          4:30pm  - 6:30pm  (Including Networking Drinks)
RSVP:         Thursday 9 November

Australia China Business Council & Herbert Smith Freehills would like to invite you to an informative and interesting seminar where we will be discussing:

  • Latest developments on Chinese outbound investment, including outbound activites by SOEs, capital control issues and tightening of monetary flows
  • Latest developments on inbound investment into China, including liberalisation initiatives, particularly with respect to the regulatory approval regime
  • Insights from the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
  • Tips and strategies on realising investments in China, including enforcing legal rights, managing disputes with SOEs, IP protection, cash repatriation post investment

A number of speakers and panellists including Nanda Lau, a Herbert Smith Freehills Partner from Shanghai will be updating us with what is happening on the ground in China, as well as Brenda Horrigan, who has recently returned from the Herbert Smith Freehills Shanghai office.

Nanda Lau - Partner, Corporate, Herbert Smith Freehills (Shanghai Office)
Nanda has extensive experience advising clients on cross-border M&A transactions, foreign direct investment, joint ventures and corporate restructurings in China. She also advises clients on Chinese competition law issues and general corporate and commercial matters. Her clients include multi-national corporations and domestic companies in a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure, aerospace, automobile, chemical, consumer goods, food and beverages, financial services and real estate. Nanda has been based in Herbert Smith Freehills Shanghai office since 2005. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Brenda Horrigan, Head of International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills (Australia)
Brenda specialises in international arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes involving emerging markets. Her practice is multifaceted; she works with clients on complex international commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters at both the arbitration and enforcement stages, acts as lead counsel in matters conducted under a wide variety of arbitration rules, and also sits as an arbitrator. Her global experience spans the US, Shanghai, Paris, Moscow and Sydney, and her background as a transactional lawyer provides valuable insight for clients into the underlying commercial and contractual aspects of the disputes on which she advises. Brenda is a prior co-chair of the China Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law, and served for several years as Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School (Shanghai campus).

Seats are strictly limited - book now to avoid disappointment