The Ins and Outs of Chinese Outbound Investment

18 Aug 2020

The ACBC QLD Financial Services Industry Working Group, in partnership with King & Wood Mallesons, cordially invites members and friends to join our guest speakers as we discuss the latest updates, opportunities and challenges facing China as a global foreign investor.

We will be joined by Jonathan Grant, Partner of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), and Karim Issa, Senior Associate of KWM, and Tom Harrison, Senior Associate of KWM, who will provide key insights into the current procedures and challenges facing investors, as well as immediate and projected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chinese outbound investment.  This is an opportunity to hear what Chinese investors are taking into consideration when looking across the shore, and what this means for businesses in Australia.

Key discussion points include:

  • What impact has COVID-19 had on Chinese outbound investment?
  • What capital controls do Chinese investors need to consider when investing in Australia?
  • What other outbound approvals and processes are involved, and who are the regulators?
  • What is the Chinese Government’s current attitude towards outbound investment, particularly in light of the ongoing global pandemic?
  • What are the biggest challenges and how can those be overcome?
  • Is there still a “China premium” compared to investors from other jurisdictions?
  • What can we do better at our end to assist?
  • How is FIRB perceived by Chinese investors?
  • How do we see Chinese outbound investment playing out over the next 6-12 months?

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Jonathan Grant, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Karim Issa, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons

Tom Harrison, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 10th September, 2020

Time: 2pm – 3pm AEST

Format: Zoom Webinar

Event Partner

King & Wood Mallesons is Asia’s first top tier international law firm – designed to connect Asia to the world, and the world to Asia. With 28 offices globally including 13 offices in China and 5 Australian offices, supporting the Australia-China bilateral relationship is a key priority for King & Wood Mallesons.

Event Co-Host

Brisbane Shenzhen Innovation Hub, as a project of international two-way creative incubation and exchanges, supported and guided by the Brisbane Council, Brisbane Marketing and Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office, Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sport & Tourism, Nanshan District Government, managed by UTCP, has adhered to the business idea of openness and fairness, high-end positioning and sustainable development to strengthen the exchanges and cooperation of the two cities in the field of cultural creativity and innovation and to promote the prosperity and development of related industries.

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