Chinese investments in Europe have sky rocketed in recent years. While the pattern emerging across European countries may vary in intensity and across sectors, Europe in general offers attractive assets to a growing China – technology, market access, brand names top the list of reasons. So much so that Chinese direct investment into Europe recently surpassed the declining flows of annual European direct investments into China.
Joanna will launch our discussion on the investment environment in China and Europe. She will highlight the main steps and hurdles that European investors may face when investing in China and where China outbound investments face opportunities or challenges in Europe. What are the key legal aspects in this dynamic landscape? Where does the Belt and Road Initiative correlate with investments as it pushes forward at pace? What are the restrictions in China for outbound investments and will further restrictions be implemented?
Join us for a discussion on the opportunities, risks and implications of investment for Europe and for China.
We invite Joanna Huang, Associate, Competition/Antitrust practice at Linklaters LLP to discuss.
Joanna is an Associate in the Brussels Competition/Antitrust practice at Linklaters LLP. She advises on all aspects of EU competition law including merger control, abuse of dominance, cartel practices, compliance and foreign investment issues. Joanna also works closely with local counsel advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions and merger filings. Joanna has been a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars (US) since 2012 and a registered foreign lawyer on the Brussels bar since 2015. She speaks English, Mandarin and some French.