Cost Awareness – A Big Risk for Chinese Overseas M&A

by swisscham in Consulting, Legal, Services, Tax

In the past few years Switzerland, located in the heart of Western Europe and economically integrated with the surrounding EU markets, has become increasingly attractive to Chinese investors thanks to its leading industries, excellent research and development environment, highly educated and trained workforce, leading financial centres, liberal labour laws, low taxes, low national debt and political stability. We have had several opportunities in the past few years to provide legal services to Chinese companies bidding for Swiss companies, or parts thereof, and to Swiss groups selling companies or licensing technology to Chinese companies. In this Newsletter, we would like to feature three obstacles that we have seen typically arise in M&A transactions involving Chinese bidders.

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