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The New Foreign Investment Law – What Changes and How Will It Impact Companies

March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

Changes to China’s foreign investment law are eagerly awaited by the foreign business community and politicians around the globe. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) started reviewing a new draft of the law in late January and it is expected that a finalized version will be ready in March. To cover these changes and to provide a first analysis of the amendments, we have invited Ralph Koppitz, Chief Representative and Partner at Taylor Wessing law firm. He will cover the following:

  • Effects of the expected Foreign Investment Law, after the current JV-Laws and WFOE-Laws will have been abolished
  • What foreign investors and local subsidiaries should know in preparation of the new law
  • Latest market access relaxations / negative list
  • Increasing controls, including on cyber security and national security aspects
  • Effects of the new tax laws on your expatriates

Best Regards,

Your SwissCham Team

About the Panelists

Ralph Koppitz – Chief Representative | Partner, Taylor Wessing
Ralph Koppitz is the Chief Representative of Taylor Wessing Shanghai office. He advises German and international companies related to their business transactions in China. This includes in particular corporate aspects of foreign direct investment, M&A, restructuring and liquidation. He also heads the employment and pension practice of Taylor Wessing China Group.
Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. We take a single minded approach to advise our clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. Our 33 offices around the world blend the best of local business, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide astutely commercial solutions for our clients.

Sven Agten – President Asia Pacific
Sven Agten has been living and working in China since 2004. He speaks Chinese and worked forseveral foreign companies, first as Business Development Manager, later in 2009 as General Manager of a Belgian-Sino JV in Tangshan, Hebei province where he set up an managed a manufacturing plant with foreign investment of 15 million euro. In 2014 he moved to Shanghai and joined Rheinzink with the goal to develop and implement a new China localization and growth strategy. Since then Rheinzink has opened offices in nine cities in China and defined a clear strategy of moving to the Tier II and III cities where growth is coming from. He is also author of ´So schafft man China´ (Springer, 2018) which describes the economic and social trends, and business opportunities and challenges of the new China.
Rheinzink is a German company and the world’s leading manufacturer of titanium zinc products. It belongs to the Grillo group of companies and has an international presence, boasting subsidiaries and salesbranches in 30 different countries on five continents. When talking about titanium zinc everyone in the market is thinking about the quality standards that Rheinzink has set. It was 45 years ago that Rheinzink, as Europe’s firstmanufacturer of zinc for use as a building material, introduced this material to the market. Now Rheinzink is looking increasingly towards Asia, and China in particular, as growth market and for future development.

Date & Time 日期&时间
Thursday, March 14, 2019 18:30 – 21:00

Program Rundown 活动流程:
18:30 – 19:00 Registration
19:00 – 19:45 Presentations
19:45 – 20:15 Panel discussion and Q&A
20:15 – 21:00 Networking and light food

Language 语言: English 英语

Prices 价格:
Member: RMB 250
Non-Member: RMB 350

RSVP 报名:
Please register by March 12, 2019 请于2019312前登记报名

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March 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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