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NEW DATE: Thursday, July 21, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

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For many multinational companies in China, long-term success lies not only in finding and executing on the right investment opportunities, but also in navigating the difficult course corrections when businesses are underperforming. This is particularly true under current market conditions in China that have brought stronger financial and operational headwinds in some sectors. Sometimes the decision is to restructure and pursue a turnaround strategy. In other cases, the strategy is to exit and wind down the underperforming business. This webcast will feature two senior legal and operational professionals with deep experience implementing turnarounds, restructurings and wind-downs in China. The speakers will share their lessons learned to help your organization navigate such important business changes successfully, specifically addressing:

  • Restructurings and Turnarounds: Overview of the process and strategies for enhancing legal and operational performance through turnarounds and restructurings.
  • Liquidations and Exits. Will explain the process for winding down businesses in China, including common pitfalls, dealing with employees, customers, suppliers, Chinese government agencies and other stakeholders involved in securing necessary approvals, and will review risk mitigation practices for protecting people, intellectual property and other assets.  


Robert M. Oberlies, Attorney and China Practice Group Co-Chair, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Bob Oberlies is a trusted advisor to global companies on complex international transactions, including advising on several of the largest M&A deals between North America and China. He has helped clients on their most sensitive and strategic projects across the Americas and Asia, assisting multinational companies and private equity firms in successfully growing their business operations in Asia and in completing key acquisitions and divestitures of a global nature. Bob practiced law for more than seven years in China, and has counseled clients across a broad range of industry sectors, including life sciences and health care, agribusiness, energy, consumer products, retail and logistics.

Jay Hoenig, Director at East West Associates and Former GM of Bechtel Industrial & Chairman of the American Chamber in Shanghai


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Pacific
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Mountain
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Central
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Eastern

Location:             Online

Hosted By:          Fredrikson & Byron and East West Associates

Questions:           Kate Summers,

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