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Foreign investment review continues to hamper deals worldwide

Foreign investment review continues to hamper deals worldwide

17 October 2013

National security objections and policy changes harm legal certainty in foreign investment, say Julie Soloway of Blake Cassels & Graydon and William Vigdor at Vinson & Elkins.

Chairs

Calvin Goldman, Q.C

Goodmans LLP

Robert Schlossberg

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Speakers

Johann Bartelt

Unit for Export Control/Review of Foreign Investments, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany

Oliver Borgers

McCarthy Tetrault, Canada

Mitch Davies

Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment Review, Industry Canada, Canada

Gaurav Desai

Platinum Partners, India

Michael Han

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Scott Hataway

Paul Hastings, USA

Chris Jenkins

Deputy Director, Consumer and Competition Policy Analysis, UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK

Andrew McBride

BHP Billiton, UK

Thomas McGrath

Linklaters, USA

Brendan Moylan

Clifford Chance, UK

Andrew Renshaw

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Belgium

Anne Riley

Shell, UK

Julie Soloway

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mariana Tavares de Araujo

Levy & Salomão Advogados

William R. Vigdor

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Michael Whalley

Minter Ellison, Australia

Qian Xiaoqiang

MOFCOM, China

Wayne Yao

China Investment Corporation, China

Keynote Speaker

William Reinsch

President of the National Foreign Trade Council, USA

CPD points

The conference has been accredited with 6 CPD hours from the SRA.

Programme

08.30: Welcome coffee and registration

09.00: Chairs’ Welcome

Calvin Goldman, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Canada
Robert Schlossberg, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, USA

09.15: Keynote Address

William Reinsch, President of the National Foreign Trade Council, USA

09.45: Introduction to the Types of Foreign Investment Review

Julie Soloway, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Canada
William Vigdor, Vinson & Elkins, USA

10.45: Networking Break

11.15: Foreign Investment Review and the Interface with Antitrust and Other Regulatory Reviews: The New Paradigm

Chair:
Calvin Goldman, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Canada

Panel:
Gaurav Desai, Platinum Partners, India
Michael Han, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, China
Thomas McGrath, Linklaters, USA
Andrew Renshaw, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Belgium
Mariana Tavares de Araujo, Levy & Salomão Advogados, Brazil
Michael Whalley, Minter Ellison, Australia

12.45: Networking Lunch

13.45: Government Agency Roundtable

Chair:
Robert Schlossberg, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, USA

Panel:
Chris Jenkins, Deputy Director, Consumer and Competition Policy Analysis, UK
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK
Mitch Davies, Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment Review, Industry Canada, Canada
Johann Bartelt, Unit for Export Control/Review of Foreign Investments, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany
Qian Xiaoqiang, MOFCOM, China

15.00: Networking Break

15.30: M&A Considerations and Transactional Structures: Getting the Deal Done – Deal Planning, Terms and Management

Chair:
Brendan Moylan, Clifford Chance, UK

Panel:
Oliver Borgers, McCarthy Tétrault, Canada
C Scott Hataway, Paul Hastings, USA
Andrew McBride, BHP Billiton, UK
Anne Riley, Shell, UK
Wayne Yao, China Investment Corporation, China

16.45: Chairs’ Closing

Calvin Goldman, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Canada
Robert Schlossberg, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, USA

17.00: Drinks Reception sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Venue

7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, 10007, USA

Prices

Registration is unavailable