How to Structure M&A Deals in China-March 25th

25 Marzo 2021

Dear Members and Friends of CICC,

On March 25th, Hawskford and Zhong Lun Law Firm will jointly co-organise a webinar entitled:  ‘How to Structure M&A Deals in China’. 

Many foreign companies may consider acquiring of or merging with local companies when looking for business opportunities in China. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) could be a fast approach to help business owners to establish presence in an emerging market and it is a great way to obtain hard assets, talents, and intellectual property.

In the process of structuring cross-border M&A deals, foreign-invested enterprises may face a number of challenges on compliance brought along with the Chinese laws, regulations and accounting and tax systems. It is worthwhile seeking advice from industry experts who can support you to successfully accomplish deals.

In our webinar, professionals from Hawksford and Zhong Lun Law Firm will share real-life M&A cases and discuss how to structure and negotiate the legal framework of your deal, navigate the regulatory landscape, and effectively manage tax risks of mergers and acquisitions.


How to Structure M&A Deals in China?
Business opportunities for foreign investors, legal and tax aspects of cross-border mergers & acquisitions

Co-organised with:

Topics include:

  • Cross-border M&A: the legal framework
  • Structure and negotiation of the deal
  • Private Equity acquisitions: a practical case
  • Acquisitions in retail industry: our experience
  • Tax considerations and risks of mergers and acquisitions

Who should join?

The webinar is relevant for:

  • International companies first time planning to enter the Chinese market or wishing to expand their existing business in China via mergers and acquisitions
  • Private Equity firms/Bankers/Invest Banks
  • C-level Suites

Event details

Date:  25 March 2021 
Time:  5:30pm (China time) / 9:30am (UK time) 
Location:  Online 
Language:  English 
Cost:  Free of charge (registration is required) 

More details and registration are available on our website or social posts.

Our speakers


Francesca Scortichini, Associate Director of Account Management, China, Hawksford

Francesca has considerable experience in advising Italian and international clients, from trading, retail and industrial companies on investments in China and Asian area. Francesca joined Hawksford Shanghai office in June 2014. Prior to joining Hawksford she worked as tax consultant in Italian CPA firms and in the asset management department of International leading investment bank. Francesca graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan in 2004 and is a professional Chartered Accountant in Italy.

Quentin Bottasso, Legal Consultant, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Quentin Bottasso is a Legal Consultant at Zhong Lun Guangzhou Office with a strong focus on advising international companies on the Chinese legal and regulatory system. Quentin has deep expertise and experience with regard to various aspects of Chinese law, particularly contract, labor and commercial law, and his ability to understand his clients’ expectations and requirements makes him a valuable partner for those conducting business activities in China. His clients are composed of mostly European companies in the industrial, sourcing, manufacturing, and wine industries. He is fluent in English and French and professionally proficient in Chinese (Mandarin) and Italian.


About Hawksford

Hawksford is a leading provider of company formation, providing administration services and business support from small to medium-sized to large companies in Asia and Europe. We have more than 200 multilingual professionals in Asia and 450 globally, who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, French, German, Spanish, Czech and Italian, based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Jersey and Milan. Find out more about our services: China


About Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm is a market leading, full service Chinese law firm. Since its founding in 1993, Zhong Lun has become one of the largest law firms in China, with 340+ partners and 2,100+ lawyers and professionals, including both recognized leaders in the Chinese legal profession and experienced senior lawyers from top international law firms.

Zhong Lun offers legal services across 28 core practice areas and maintains cooperative relationships with leading law firms in numerous countries and territories around the world for both inbound and outbound China-related matters. Zhong Lun is therefore well-positioned to provide clients with high quality legal services across a wide range of industries and sectors not only in China, but also in more than 90 jurisdictions around the world.

Best regards,


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