Doing business with buyers and investors in China

25 OCT 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
DLA Piper LLP (US)
2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California
United States of America
Join DLA Piper and Woodside Capital on October 25 in Palo Alto for an interactive panel discussion on recent trends in China tech M&A and investments in the US and potential opportunities and challenges of working with Chinese parties. In this session, we will discuss: 

  • Rewards and issues a US seller may experience in dealing with a Chinese buyer in connection with an M&A deal
  • The current Chinese and US regulatory environment (including CFIUS) and the impact on cross-border M&a
  • Key negotiation tactics and provisions to reduce M&A execution risk from a US company perspective
  • IP issues, including national security and knowledge transfer

Our panelists will share their experiences, knowledge and the lessons they've learned along the way, to help you know what to do – and what to avoid – when considering or negotiating an M&A or investment deal with Chinese parties. In addition to experienced legal and financial advisors, the panel will also include executives from US companies acquired by Chinese companies and Chinese companies interested in making investments/acquisitions in the US. 

  • Ryan Klinefelter, Chief Corporate Strategy and Development Officer, Smaato
  • Ron Heller, Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners
  • Kelly Porter, Partner and Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners
  • Louis Lehot, Co-Chair, US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, DLA Piper
  • Paul Chen, Mergers and Acquisitions Partner and former head of DLA Piper's Asia Corporate practice, DLA Piper
  • Danish Hamid, Partner, International Corporate Transactions, Regulatory Compliance, FCPA Investigations, DLA Piper

4:00 p.m. Registration and networking
4:30 p.m. Welcome and introductions
4:40 p.m. Interactive panel discussion
6:00 p.m. Networking – drinks and appetizers will be served

Asad Selahaddin at [email protected] or +1 650 833 2119

California: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours in the General category. DLA Piper certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed in the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

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New Jersey: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.8 qualify as hours of credit toward the General category.

CLE credit will be applied for in other states where DLA Piper has an office except in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

Earn: 1.5 CPE Credit
Cost: No charge
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: Overview
Field of Study: Tax
No prerequisites required
No advanced preparation required

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