WEBINAR: A New Era of Foreign Investment Regulation in China

WEBINAR: A New Era of Foreign Investment Regulation in China

Venue : Zoom

Event Start Date : Thursday 25 June 2020

Event End Date : Thursday 25 June 2020

Event Start Time : 11:00 am

Event End Time : 12:30 pm

Registration Start Date : Thursday 04 June 2020

Registration End Date : Thursday 25 June 2020

Event Overview

This event aims to understand the foreign investment regulatory regime in China, how to set up or acquire businesses in China from a legal perspective and to comprehend the legal risk and issues that foreign investors should pay attention to when doing business in China.

At the end of this event, attendees will have an understanding of how to plan and provide funding from offshore to onshore China, comprehend intellectual property protection in China, and provide the solutions for investment disputes.


Event Content

-          General introduction of PRC Foreign Investment Law and the relevant implementation regulations

-          Overview of foreign investment regulations in China

-          Industry restrictions for foreign investment

-          Funding route for foreign investment

-          Legal risk and concerns over special investment structures, such as a VIE structure

-          Validity of investment contracts as per the latest judicial interpretation by PRC supreme court after the implementation of foreign investment laws

-          Intellectual property protection

-          Dispute resolution


Speakers Profile

Benjamin Cheong

Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Intellectual Property

Data Protection and Cybersecurity


Benjamin has practised in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai (as a foreign lawyer), and has been involved in many complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional deals across Asia.

He has been recognised as one of Asia’s Leading Lawyers for IP by Chambers Asia Pacific from 2009 to 2012, where he was lauded as being “smart, quick, precise, dynamic and on top of things”, and by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018 to 2019) as “one of the brightest minds” and is praised for his “valuable insight and experience”. Benjamin has also been named as one of “Singapore’s 40 Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under” by Singapore Business Review.

Benjamin has more than a decade of experience in advising clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular focus on commercial intellectual property, technology and franchising/licensing transactions, technology outsourcing deals and data protection compliance. He has worked on a number of cross-border joint venture and mergers and acquisition deals across Asia, with a particular focus on the PRC. With the growth of the digital and knowledge-based economy, Benjamin has a keen interest in cybersecurity, blockchain technology, fintech, insurtech, medtech, digital payments and AI and keeps abreast with developments in these new technologies and industries.

On the contentious front, Benjamin has also been involved in several high stakes litigation and arbitration matters in various jurisdictions, including cases heard before the Singapore High Court and the PRC Supreme People’s Court. He has travelled extensively across the PRC to lobby with government officials and judicial and administrative authorities for better IP protection for his clients.

Benjamin’s clients range from multinational companies to start-ups which span across a wide range of industries, including the IT, life sciences, financial services, insurance, retail, fashion, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. With a strong knowledge of the legal, commercial and regulatory issues that these industries are facing, he is able to provide practical and business-oriented legal advice to his clients.

In addition, Benjamin is active in the start-up space and has been partnering with start-ups throughout various stages of their business life cycles (including the seed and development, start up, growth and establishment, expansion and exit stages). He regularly advises and gives talks to start-ups on issues relating to intellectual property protection, electronic transactions, consumer protection, data protection and general commercial laws.

Benjamin is fluent in English, Mandarin (Putonghua) and Cantonese.



Chen Xi

Partner (Foreign Lawyer), Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Corporate - Capital Markets / M&A


Chen Xi is a Foreign Lawyer in the Corporate and Capital Markets Practice Group of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. She is named as one of the Singapore's 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 by Singapore Business Review - recognised lawyers are highly commended for their success and leadership influence in handling complex issues for both corporate and public cases.

She has rich experiences in private mergers and acquisition, foreign direct investment, cross-border joint ventures, and private equity investments, both in Singapore and China. She is based in Singapore and travels regularly between Singapore and China advising clients on a wide range of matters, including infrastructure projects, commercial, residential and industrial properties development, global restructuring, and corporate compliance. On the other hand, she also advises PRC investors on investment in Singapore and south east Asia. She is efficiently bilingual and is able to draft and negotiate legal documents and advise on legal issues in both Chinese and English.

Chen Xi provides legal services to financial and investment institutions, private companies and SOEs from various industries. Her clients include among others: GIC, China Vanke, Mitsui & Co, Infineum International, DiDi Chuxing, Changi Airport International, Mediacorp MCN International, Jurong Port, China Life Insurance, China Taiping Insurance, Great Eastern Life Assurance, Zhong An Technologies International, Keppel Land International, CWT International Pte Ltd, Goochland Limited, SATs, Pudong Development Bank, China Merchants Bank, China Communication Construction Overseas Real Estate, Beijing Capital Group Co., Ltd, CNQC International Holdings Limited, Macquarie MEAG Prime Real Estate Investment Trust, Singbridge, Luye Group, OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited, Shagang Group, China Steel Group, Lu Shang Group, Fullshare, National Healthcare Group, Zall Smart Commerce Group, China Aviation Oil, Singapore Technologies Engineering, and National University of Singapore.

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