28th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference, 14–16 March 2018, Manila


Mirella Lechna, partner in charge of the Infrastructure, Transport, Public Procurement & PPP practice, will participate in the 28th Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila, the Philippines, as a panellist at the session “Chinese Investment in the Western Hemisphere.”

The session will focus on legal, regulatory and political challenges faced by outbound Chinese investors and recipients of Chinese investment.

The session will provide a comparative approach to the use (and misuse) of foreign investment/merger review mechanisms such as CFIUS, commercial strategies regarding choices of laws and dispute resolution, governance and transparency issues with state-owned enterprise outbound investment, trade protectionism including tariff and non-tariff barriers, trade remedies, and technical standards, requirements for localisation, intellectual property concerns, labour and security issues involved in the disclosure of information to and with China-based counterparties, and broader political and civil society constraints faced by Chinese investors, their domestic and foreign legal counsel, and legal counsel representing Chinese investment recipients. Panellists will share their experiences with Chinese investment in their countries and discuss strategies to anticipate Chinese investment issues and advise clients accordingly.

More information: www.ipba2018.com