Spotlight: M&A Trends In China

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 10:18 AM EDT) -- Proposed mergers and acquisitions in China need to be structured carefully to take into account government policy priorities. Lack of alignment of deals with government policies can often lead to deals being rejected or subject to onerous conditions under regulations governing mergers and acquisitions and other regulations. Recent examples of attempted acquisitions of Chinese companies by foreign investors, as well as proposed acquisitions by Chinese companies of overseas businesses, reinforce this well-known reality of doing business in China.

Some of the policy objectives that were put...
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