Orrick Hosts Seminar in Shanghai on China Outbound/Cross-border M&A and IP


Shanghai – In light of the increasing volume of China’s outbound and cross-border M&A, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe hosted a seminar in Shanghai on 20 January 2016 covering hot topics of Chinese cross-border M&A and related intellectual property (IP) issues. The seminar was well attended by around 80 audience coming from leading PE/VC funds, international financial institutions, Chinese SOEs, multinational corporations and tech start-ups.

At the event, Orrick’s corporate partners Jeffrey Sun and Ning Zhang shared their expert views on cross-border M&As at a panel discussion with a group of external speakers from Sequoia Capital and online real estate agent IWJW.com. Orrick’s IP partner Ethan Ma offered insights on the importance and value of IP in M&A transactions with the Asia-Pacific Manager of Questel. The CEO of Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities gave a keynote speech on the latest trends and developments of outbound M&A by Chinese companies.

The event was followed by interviews with top-tier media including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Orrick’s partners covered a broad range of topics in relation to M&A such as key trends and relevant IP issues for China M&A in 2016; hot sectors for potential M&A under the economic transformation and SOE reforms; opportunities for Chinese capital and enterprises (in particular private capital, private companies, A-share companies, SOEs and insurance companies) facing increasingly cross-border M&A activity; and the impact on the patent law that will be passed in the M&A sector.