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Seminar “Operational Aspects of Work with Chinese Investors and Partners”

Seminar “Operational Aspects of Work with Chinese Investors and Partners” organized by the NCC APR jointly with RSPP, KPMG with support by Clifford Chance was held on November 25, 2015

The main aim of the seminar was to discuss practical aspects of cooperation with Chinese partners, in particular investments to China, typical mechanisms for investment and financing from Chinese companies, specific features and stages of approval of outgoing investment and financing in China. The speakers also shared their experience of making agreements with Chinese investors as well as cooperation with the Silk Road Fund and other Chinese financial institutions.
Opening the seminar, RSPP Vice President for International Relations, the member of the NCC APR Board Dr. Marina Larionova emphasized that the relations between Russia and China have a long history and continue to develop extensively. China provides unique opportunities for Russian businesses. Thus, increasing understanding of operational aspects of work with China is vital to guarantee mutually beneficial cooperation.
Head of the School of Asian Studies of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, member of the NCC APR Expert Council Dr. Aleksey Maslov shared with the participants the features of Chinese business protocol and negotiating process.
KPMG China Partner Jessica Xie talked about the Chinese foreign investment trends and the Chinese economy sectors which are perspective for investment as well as interests and concerns of Chinese investors in Russia. Jessica Xie also provided a short overview of China`s social and economic development, geographic concentration of foreign direct investment and taxation system.
The seminar participants included the representatives of the Russian companies working in or planning to enter the Chinese market, Russian governmental authorities, consulting companies and law firms specializing in supporting business cooperation with China, and experts.
The seminar caught great interest among business representatives. The number of participants exceeded 150. NCC APR plans to continue the practice of holding such seminars - both country- and sectoral-oriented.
Program (in Russian

Jessica Xie. Introduction to Doing Business in China (in Russian, in English)

Muzaffar Salaev. Typical mechanisms for investment and financing from China (in Russian)

Julie Zhu. Particularities and Stages of Approvals for Outbound Investments in China (in Russian, in English)

Presentation by the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) (in Russian