*This is a co-hosted online event with German Chamber of Commerce using ZOOM. Registered participants will receive a link via email before the start of the event.

The Sino-foreign Equity Joint Ventures (EJV) is of the most common yet challenging form of investment vehicles that foreign investors can utilize when entering the China market, in terms of both business operation and corporate governance.

EJVs must comply with the Company Law after the EJV law was abolished on January 1st, 2020. Compared to the previous EJV Law, the Company Law gives foreign investors more flexibility in terms of overall management. To maximize foreign shareholder preferential benefits, it has become more important than ever for foreign investors to retain control when it comes to intellectual property issues, exit mechanism, voting rights, share transfers, dividend distributions, etc.

In this webinar, Ines Liu, Dezan Shira & Associates International Business Advisory Manager, will be discussing the key risks and issues that Sino-foreign EJVs may encounter and introducing important preventive actions that companies can take as well as opportunities could be explored arising from restructuring and reinvestment in China. Since the current Foreign Investment Law (FIL) has a major impact on existing EJVs (as the organizational form and corporate structure under the previous regime are radically different from those set out under the Company Law), Ines will be highlighting the key areas of changes and implications at the end of her presentation.

Target Group: Executives and managers of EJVs, foreign investors who intend to do business in China as well as other interested company representatives.

Please note:

- Please register before April 13, 12 PM. Paid participants will receive a confirmation email including the login link (zoom) and access information for the webinar after 3 PM,April 13.

- Electronic Fapiao will be sent to your email within one week after the event.


3:45 PM - 4 PM
Set-up and Registration
4 PM - 4:10 PM
Opening Remarks
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
5:10 PM - 5:25 PM
Q & A
5:25 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks


  • Ines Liu (Manager at Dezan Shira & Associates)

    Ines Liu

    Manager at Dezan Shira & Associates

    Ines Liu is a Manager in Dezan Shira & Associates' Beijing office and a member of the International Business Advisory team. She advises foreign investors on market entry strategy, corporate structuring, cross-border tax issues and FDI related legal and tax issues.

    Ines has extensive auditing & assurance service experience working with PwC and has managed investor relations for China-based U.S. IPOs in Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. She previously practised in specific areas of auditing, financial and corporate communications, and general accounting and management consulting.

    Ines has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management in Australia.

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  • Johanna Heinzmann (Moderator) (Regional Manager Tianjin at German Chamber of Commerce in China | North China)

    Johanna Heinzmann (Moderator)

    Regional Manager Tianjin at German Chamber of Commerce in China | North China

  • Michael Hart (Chairman of AmCham China, Tianjin and Managing Director of Griffin Business Management.)

    Michael Hart

    Chairman of AmCham China, Tianjin and Managing Director of Griffin Business Management.

    Michael has spent over 20 years in greater China including stints in Taipei, Shanghai and Tianjin primarily focused on commercial real estate. In Tianjin he opened and led a branch office for a NYSE-listed commercial real estate business for over a decade.

    In 2019 he founded Griffin Business Management, a commercial real estate focused investment and consultancy business which has a division that owns and operates American quick service restaurants.

    Michael has spent over a decade on the Tianjin Executive Committee for AmCham China and is its current chairman. He is a regular speaker and author on economic and property issues related to China. He also regularly leads walking tours of Tianjin’s former foreign concessions.

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