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Lidings Holds a Seminar for Chinese Investors

Lidings, one of the leading advisors to the companies of the Asia-Pacific region conducted a seminar for the representatives of  Chinese mutual fund management companies. The main topics discussed at the seminar were investment climate in Russia and aspects of national legislation regulating it.

The interactive event organized by Lidings in its Moscow office on June 29th gathered representatives of the three largest Chinese mutual fund management companies currently exploring investment opportunities in Russia. Partner and head of dispute resolution practice at Lidings Andrey Zelenin chairing the firm’s special practice group of lawyers specializing on advising companies of the Asia-Pacific region and counsel of the corporate and M&A practice at Lidings Vadim Konyushkevich acted as speakers.

Vadim Konyushkevich highlighted the main amendments to the Russian Civil Code directly affecting potential and present foreign investors in the country. Andrey Zelenin outlined the structure of Russian judicial system and touched upon mechanisms of enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Russia.

“Over 30% of our clients come from the Asia-Pacific region, and over 80% is comprised of Chinese companies, prominent market leaders in automotive industry, industrial manufacturing, financial institutions, and IT and electronics. Extensive experience and deep understanding of the art of advising foreign companies doing business in our country enables us to take the leading stand among legal advisors of companies from the Asia-Pacific region. Growing investment activity of the Chinese businesses in Russia that we notice lately is a relevant indicator for general improvement of the investment climate and we are delighted to have an opportunity to influence further growth of Sino-Russian business cooperation by organizing educational events and practical seminars”, - says Andrey Zelenin.

“Seminar became a solid platform for discussion of investment opportunities available to Chinese companies, proving strong mutual interest in further cooperation. Having an experienced team of lawyers specializing in advising companies from the  Asia-Pacific region we would gladly take part in implementation of Chinese companies’ projects in Russia be that large investors, medium or small size businesses”, - ads Vadim Konyushkevich.

In November 2013 Lidings became the first Russian law firm ever to receive presentation approval by the Shanghai Bar Association and the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office. Lidings’ representatives presented “Doing Business in Russia” seminar at the SBA highlighting principal aspects of legal regulation applicable to foreign investments in Russia.

More information on the firm’s expertise in advising companies from the Asia-Pacific region is available on the official website.

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