As foreign companies wrestle with increasing opportunities in China, many are looking to acquire intellectual property, engineering talent, and R&D capability. In the first half of 2011, M&A activity in China has reached record levels. However, notwithstanding the growing demands by foreign buyers and the Chinese government’s intensive efforts to improve the nation’s investment landscape, China remains a challenging place for acquisitions.
Please join Foley for the next program in our 2011 Eye on China roundtable series: Cross-Border M&A in China: A New Paradigm for IP, Engineering Talent, and R&D Capability. The experienced panel of Foley China Practice attorneys, industry leaders, and business executives will discuss the latest trends and developments in cross-border transactions and IP protection in China, as well as real-world case studies of successful M&A in China’s improving business environment. Specific topics to be covered include:
- China's push for innovation and IP enforcement
- Driving factors and trends in M&A activity
- Steps for successfully completing a deal
- Protecting IP as part of the deal
- Common obstacles and deal-breakers in Chinese transactions
- Post-acquisition IP strategies Implications of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- The impact of the new U.S patent law on M&A transactions in China
- Hon. Sharon R. Barner, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (2009-2011), and IP Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
- James C. Chapman, Partner, Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP
- Sharon Chow, Tax Manager, China Services Group, Deloitte
- Linda Ji, Senior Counsel, Transactional & Securities Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP
- Chad Keck, Vice Chairman, Needham & Co.
- Ivonne Mena King, Partner, Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense, Foley & Lardner LLP
- Hanson Li, Managing Director, Hina Group
- Alex Nie, Associate, IP Department, Foley & Lardner LLP
CLE credits will be applied for in all applicable states. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of two General credits. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must log in to both the teleconference and Live Meeting portions on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event.