Corporate Finance and Tax Updates in Cross Border M&A – risks, challenges and opportunities

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Corporate Finance and Tax Updates in Cross Border M&A – risks, challenges and opportunities

  Conrad Hotel Hong Kong (Bowen Room)

Join senior legal professionals at this exclusive roundtable discussion held over lunch on June 16. This special forum will be lead by Eric Lau, Partner, Deal Advisory Corporate Finance, HK & Southern China, KPMG, China and Yvette Chan, Partner, M&A Tax

Topics include:

  • Overall trends in China cross border M&A market
  • Key challenges and concerns for outbound M&A
  • Key tax considerations on both outbound and inbound M&A transactions, including availability of tax treaty relief and applicability of China’s offshore indirect transfer rules.

The Speakers

Eric Lau
Partner, Deal Advisory Corporate Finance, HK & Southern China
KPMG, China

Eric joined KPMG Hong Kong in 2009 and brought with him over 10 years of investment banking experience with Nomura International Hong Kong and Rabobank Hong Kong. Throughout the years, Eric focused in mergers and acquisitions and Pre-IPO investment advisory and has advised in numerous cross-border M&A transactions in various sectors across Asia Pacific. Eric is qualified as FCPA (Australia) and is also a Responsible Officer accredited by the SFC for Advising on Corporate Finance for HK listed companies.


Yvette Chan
Partner, M&A Tax

Yvette joined China Tax in Hong Kong in 2009 having worked in KPMG London for five years. She has advised on regulatory and tax issues arising from transactions and foreign direct investments in the PRC, as well as outbound investments by Chinese companies- including tax structuring, tax due diligence, tax modeling review, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, pre-IPO restructuring, leasing, and tax compliance projects in the PRC, She specialises in the structuring of investment funds as well as M&A and financial transactions from a tax perspective. Yvette services industries including private equity, investment fund, real estate, infrastructure, consumer and industrial markets, telecommunications, education, and financial services. Yvette has co-authored articles on Chinese taxation in various journals and has spoken at various seminars on Chinese taxation, particularly in relation to non-resident tax issues.

Who should attend this executive roundtable:

  • Private Practice Lawyers (Partner, Managing Partner)
  • Legal Directors
  • Directors of Legal Affairs
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Heads of Compliance & Risk

This executive roundtable is sponsored by Lionbridge, one of the world’s largest providers of translation and languages services for the legal industry.

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