Workshop on “Risk Management for Outbound Investments” (2013)

Date: 4 Dec 2013
Location: Beijing Exhibition Center - Hall 7, China

In keeping with its mission to provide practical and authoritative information on doing business abroad, ChinaGoAbroad, along with TransAsia Lawyers, hosted a workshop on “Risk Management for Outbound Investments” at the China Overseas Investment Fair in Beijing.

At the workshop, leading practitioners from among CGA’s members shared their considerable expertise on a variety of fields related to cross-border transactions, including tax, public relations, due diligence and competition analysis. The standing-room only workshop offered Chinese investors and government officials the opportunity to learn from these global experts, and to interact with them directly.

Given the numerous requests from audience members, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to download the presentations (click on the speech topics below to download). We will continue to upload the speeches over the next week so please check back often for more information.

Speakers & Speeches

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Mr. Jesse T H Chang Managing Partner TransAsia Lawyers Moderator
Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn

International Corporate Strategist, China-US political and Economics Analyst, Expert on China-US Business Market

Strategic and Operational Issues when Acquiring Foreign Companies (Video)
Mr. Douglas Ritchie Former Head of Rio Tinto’s Energy Group and Chairman of Rio Tinto China Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Key Issues and Possible Improvements (Video)

Mr. Sunny Chow & Ms. Lucy C Wang

Partner, Greater China Risk Leader & Tax Partner, Int’l Tax Services Ernst & Young

Build A Strategy-Oriented Risk Management System for Overseas Investments (Video 1/Video 2)
Mr. Gary Wigmore Partner Milbank (US) Opportunities/Risk Management for Oil & Gas and Related Projects in the US (Video)
Ms. Violet Ho Senior Managing Director Kroll, Greater China Utilizing Investigative Due Diligence to Mitigate Risks when Expanding Abroad (Video)
Mr. Gary Lock Partner Herbert Smith Freehills China Cross-Border Acquisitions – How To Avoid Getting Burned (Video)
Ms. Claudia Wittwer

Senior Manager International, Business Development GlobalCom PR Network

Entering New Markets – PR & Communication (Video)
Dr. Marc Ivaldi Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Competition and Competitiveness in the EU economy (Video)

Media Coverage (ChinaRiches)中国与世界缘聚于此 (CNEST ASIA)对外投资风险归因应转向自身 (China Economic Times)力拓集团前能源业务主管、中国区主席睿达齐:中国对外直接投资需要改进 (Huanqiu)美专家:美页岩气革命将为中国带来能源投资机遇 (SINO TF)对外投资风险的规避与防范 (PR Newswire)中国对外投资合作洽谈会在京召开

Opening remarks by Jesse TH Chang at the Risk Management Workshop
Jesse Chang introduces expert speakers
Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn engages crowd with speech on “Strategic and Operational Issues when Acquiring Foreign Companies”
Douglas Ritchie listens takes questions from audience after his speech
Distinguished panel applaud Risk Management Workshop
Audience take notes on presentations
Audience member utilizes the opportunity to ask experts’ practical questions
Participants network after the workshop
Guests meet and speak with Jesse Chang
CGA Director, Helen Sunderland, and CGA Expert, Helen Szaday, engage in discussion about risk management
Kroll Senior Managing Director Violet Ho shares insight on due diligence
Claudia Wittwer, of GlobalCom PR Network, shares expertise on PR and communication
Dr. Marc Ivaldi discusses “Competition and Competitiveness in the EU Economy”
Milbank Partner Gary Wigmorehighlights key issues regarding risk management for oil and gas projects in the US
EY Partner Sunny Chowpresents on building a strategy for overseas investments
Lucy Wang engages crowd with helpful tips and advice on risk management
Gary Lock discusses “How to Avoid Getting Burned” in cross-border acquisitions
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