Planning for Corporate Divorce in China

Monday, 8 December
14:25-15:15
Breakout 2

According to AmCham Shanghai’s China Business Report 2013-2014, 77.9% of survey respondents operate a WFOE versus 15.6% with joint venture operations in China. Yet despite the decreasing popularity of JVs, a number of companies still maintain ‘legacy JVs’, or are required to invest with a local partner in certain sectors. While there are many successful JVs in China, overtime a number of factors may prompt a foreign company to re-evaluate these partnerships. H&A will discuss reducing the risks associated with the restructuring or exit from a JV, risks which can include labour unrest, trade secret theft, brand impact and fraud.

Presented by: Neil Marshall, President, Hill & Associates (PRC) Ltd, China

Mr. Marshall is an internationally experienced risk management specialist with over 30 years operating within the business risk consultancy and Security Industry. He has fulfilled a number of senior roles in executive and corporate security management throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Neil was the Area Security Manager for BASF East Asia and delivered supporting security programmes for USD8bn worth of capital works projects in China. Currently he oversees Hill & Associates (PRC) Ltd operations as well as delivering the various security programmes individually. Key initiatives within the China market include integrated Information Protection Programmes and BCP for emergency incidents, crisis and restructuring operations.