Hong Kong seminar on proposed new foreign investment law

How foreign companies will be affected by proposed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law is the topic for a seminar, taking place on 21 May in Hong Hong and hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (as a breakfast meeting).

Partners Lucas Jonsson and Ulf Ohrling from the Scandinavian law firm Mannheimer Swartling (with offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong) will make a presentation relating to the proposed new PRC Foreign Investment Law; a comparison with the existing investment regime, and how the proposed changes will affect the business and legal environment for foreign invested companies in China.


Ulf Ohrling and Lucas are heading Mannheimer Swartling’s offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Both have significant experience in commercial business law, M&A, cross-border transactions and investments. Lucas, a partner in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group, joined the firm in 2003 and has worked also in Mannheimer Swartling’s offices in Malmö, Stockholm and New York. His practice includes advising industrial corporations as well as Swedish and international private equity firms on legal matters in a diversity of sectors – ranging from consumer goods to real property. Lucas joined Mannheimer Swartling’s team in China in late 2014 and became the new chief representative of the Shanghai office.

“Our clients see the long term potential in the region and we also face growing interest from Chinese corporates and state-owned enterprises to advise on their outbound matters, particularly to Sweden. This move is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to joining my colleagues in China and contributing to the firm’s continued success in this growing market,” says Lucas Jonsson, partner.

Ulf moved to Shanghai in 2004 and has since assisted companies doing business in China and is currently based in Hong Kong. Ulf is chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has earlier been a director of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China. He is active in the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and has served as Chairman of its Cross-Border Investment Committee.

Mannheimer Swartling is the only Scandinavian law firm with offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. With a presence in China comprising 15 practitioners, we are able to offer our Nordic clients experience and in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market, combined with an understanding of Nordic business requirements and perspectives. The firm is also often the first stop for Chinese companies interested in investing in the Nordic region.

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