Firm Hosts Outbound M&A Seminar in Hong Kong

Event convenes executives from Chinese companies, private equity sponsors and banks.

June 02, 2016

Latham & Watkins organized a seminar in Hong Kong to discuss key trends and market developments in outbound investment in the United States. The event was attended by more than 70 senior executives from Chinese companies, private equity sponsors and banks. Hong Kong partner Yilong Du was joined by panelists Mark Gerstein, global Co-Chair of the M&A Practice, Amanda Reeves, global Co-Chair of Antitrust & Competition Practice, and Stephen Amdur, a corporate partner in the New York office. 

The seminar covered a range of key market and regulatory developments, including:

  • Key considerations for Chinese investors into the US, in particular the cultural, economic and regulatory challenges with US investments from Chinese buyers
  • The impact of Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on doing deals in the US, and the main industries under particular review 
  • How to limit antitrust issues 
  • Considerations regarding Representation and Warranty Insurance 

Yilong Du said: “As in many cross-border contexts, there can be a different deal norms. Moreover, US deal-making has numerous unwritten rules and expectations. The panel demonstrated Latham’s global platform and deep cross-border expertise in critical areas spanning M&A and the regulatory challenges from CFIUS to export controls, OFAC sanctions to antitrust investigations.”

(L to R) Partners Amanda Reeves, Mark Gerstein, Yilong Du and Stephen Amdur.

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