Gide held a seminar on “Investment in Europe” in Shanghai on 27 November with "best friends" firms Chiomenti, Cuatrecasas and Gleiss Lutz.
Partner Fan Jiannian was the main organiser and host of the event, and gave a general introduction on Chinese investment in Europe and the main legal constraints. Other speakers included Luigi Vaccaro, partner of Chiomenti in Milan; Albert Agustinoy, partner of Cuatrecasas in Barcelona; Omar Puertas, partner of Cuatrecasas in Shanghai; and Michael Burian, partner of Gleiss Lutz in Stuttgart.
Topics included foreign investment control in the EU, concentration filing in the EU, the labour union consultation process during an acquisition, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Joining the seminar’s discussion panels were general counsels from major Shanghai-based corporations such as Jin Jiang International, Shanghai International Group, Shanghai Zhenhua, and Red Avenue.
The event was attended by Yu Weifeng, chairman of the Shanghai Bar Association; Shen Qing, official in charge of outbound investment from the Ministry of Commerce in Shanghai; and Gianluca D’Agnolo, Chiomenti partner and Shanghai office head. Also in attendance were legal counsels from various Chinese companies and lawyers from Chinese law firms.
The seminar was held jointly with the Shanghai Bar Association, which Gide Shanghai joined in 2012 as a special member. As vice-chief of the special member committee, Jiannian is responsible for coordinating all foreign law firms registered with the organisation.
基德合伙人范建年律师担任此次研讨会的主要组织者和主持人，并就中国在欧洲的投资及主要法律限制作了总体介绍。在研讨会上发言的还有凯明迪米兰分所合伙人Luigi Vaccaro，顾博巴塞罗那分所合伙人Albert Agustinoy和上海代表处合伙人Omar Puertas，以及格来思斯图加特合伙人Michael Burian。