Upcoming seminars and webinars
Tax audits, raids, authorities' investigative powers: What do you need to know?
Seminar | 22 and 28 November 2017 | 9:00 am CET
Foreign investor's acquisition under the China's new foreign direct investment (FDI) Regulatory Scheme – New record-filing system
Dbriefs Legal | Webinar | 30 November 2017 | 12:00 pm CET
Host: Jie Zheng
Presenters: Hazel Fan and Ryo Lu
On 30 July 2017, the Ministry of Commerce of China issued the newly revised version of the Provisional Measures on Administration of Filing for Establishment and Change of Foreign Investment Enterprises. Under this revised version, the record-filing system, as a new regulatory system, was launched for acquisition of Chinese domestic enterprises by foreign investors, and the old approval system has been abolished. The process of acquisition by foreign investors is significantly simplified under the new record-filing system. We'll discuss:
- Background of the new record-filing system.
- Definition and forms of foreign acquisitions.
- Scope of foreign acquisitions subject to the record-filing system and exceptions.
- Impacts on foreign acquisitions.
Stay informed about the current developments and learn about what will become of foreign investment in China.
Managing compliance risks in M&A transactions
Dbriefs Legal | Webinar | 6 December 2017 | 12:00 pm CET
Host: Dr. Markus Schackmann
Presenters: Dr. Sophie Luise Bings, Charlotte Edmead, Thomas Kirstan, and Dr. Markus Schackmann
Today, economic crime is gaining more and more attention to global regulators. Global players face fines of millions, even billions of dollars, for crimes committed within their sphere of responsibility. While at least the big companies have started to work intensely on their internal Compliance Management Systems, many of them have not yet thought about external compliance risks – resulting from business partners, joint venture partners, or M&A-targets. In this Dbriefs, we'll focus on external compliance risks resulting from M&A-targets with special insights on:
- Why compliance due diligence should be exercised.
- How compliance due diligence could be performed.
- What impact red flags / findings could have on the deal structure.
- Which possibilities you have to address red flags in M&A-contracts.
Gain insights and learn how corporate entities and executives can minimize liability risks.
Acquiring a distressed business under pre-insolvency or insolvency proceedings: "How to use" guide for investors in Europe
Dbriefs Legal | Webinar | 13 December 2017 | 12:00 pm CET
Host: Arnaud Pedron
Presenters: Jean-Pascal Beauchamp, Glenn Hansen, Gavin Maher, Marta Morales, Johannes Passas, and Arnaud Pedron
According to the European Commission, 50% of new businesses survive less than 5 years, causing 200,000 annual bankruptcies and the destruction of 1,700,000 jobs. However, the insolvency rates in the EU are falling in the last few years and the index of confidence of economic stakeholders published by the European Commission has recently reached its highest level for more than a decade. In this new favorable context, investors are more motivated for taking over distressed businesses, especially in some leading sectors. These takeovers prevent many companies from liquidation and thus contribute to save employment. We will provide to purchasers who contemplate to acquire a distressed company a "how to use" guide of the best practices in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, specifically:
- Overview of the best practices and procedures.
- In and out of court process.
- Within pre-insolvency or insolvency situations.
- Share deal or asset deal?
- Step plan, key issues, specificities, and pros and cons of each practice.
- Practical implications and challenges.
Hear from Legal and Financial Advisory specialists to get practical ideas on acquiring a distressed business.