Hwuason Proud to Sponsor China M&A Forum

Hwuason Lawyers, China's first specialist tax law firm, will sponsor a China M&A forum on 16 March 2010 in Wanda Sofitel in Beijing. The forum will be run in conjunction with the Australian, British and Israeli chambers of commerce in Beijing.

Beijing, China, March 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Hwuason Lawyers is pleased to team up with the Australian, British and Israeli Chambers of Commerce in Beijing for a forum on mergers and acquisitions in China.

The seminar will be held on 16 March 2010 at the Sofitel Wanda. Matthew McKee, co-director of Hwuason’s International Taxation Services team, will deliver a presentation on the tax issues in respect of China M&A transactions.

Topics covered will include:

A basic overview of China’s new M&A rules

Discussion of trends in inbound M&A in China, including analysis of the impact of laws introduced in recent years, increased scrutiny into new deals and the consequences of high-profile events impacting Sino-foreign commercial relations in the past year.

Outline of the tax issues commonly found in China M&A deals, including an explanation of Circular 698, issued by the State Administration of Taxation in December 2009, which seeks to impose Chinese tax on off-shore equity transactions.

Co-presenters are Geraldine Putra-Johns, the director of Putra-Johns Limited, a China focused M&A legal consultancy based in London and Alex Clar, a Senior Foreign Legal Counsel with Grandal Legal Group

Whether it is to access the China markets, form alliances, invest into or acquire China companies/technologies, this seminar will provide you with an overview of the M&A landscape and information on the opportunities and risks in China in 2010.

The Beijing Austcham website has more information, including regarding registration.

About Hwuason. Hwuason Lawyers was the first specialist tax law firm in China. A commitment to combining tax and legal services distinguishes Hwuason from other tax advisors. The firm offer clients an alternative to the 'big 4' accounting firms, both in terms of costs and the breadth of services provided, which includes M&A, tax controversy, cross-border and general tax.

For more information about Hwuason: www.hwuason.com

Hwuason Lawyers
Matthew McKee
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