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
DLA Piper and Woodside Capital hosted 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 discussed: 

  • 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 shared 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 also included 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
  • 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 pm Registration and networking
4:30 pm Welcome and introductions
4:40 pm Interactive panel discussion
6:00 pm Networking – drinks and appetizers

Asad Selahaddin at or +1 650 833 2119