Since acceding to the World Trade Organization in 2001, China has been on a long and turbulent journey toward realizing its WTO commitments with respect to the free flow of commerce and the lifting of foreign investment restrictions. Although considerable progress has been made to date (indeed, with many promising developments in just the past couple of years), it is also true that large sections of the Chinese economy remain subject to significant forms of state intervention and burdensome or prohibitive foreign investment restrictions. Unfortunately, these restrictions apply to some of the most exciting and potentially lucrative components of China’s economic landscape, including key sectors such as its massive Internet and telecoms industries.
With decades of accumulated experience assisting international clients in their market entries into some of China’s most heavily regulated economic sectors, DaHui is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate China’s web of foreign investment restrictions, and to help them lawfully structure around such hurdles in planning and implementing their business in China. We have assisted some of the most successful foreign players in China’s economy, using various structuring models and legal solutions to overcome the challenges posed by China’s foreign investment restrictions. We are also exceptionally well versed in China’s recent Foreign Investment Law and its (at least symbolic) declaration of equal treatment among domestic and international participants in the China market, allowing us to provide our clients with informed and reasoned advice on not only China’s status quo foreign investment regime, but also trends and developments of where these restrictions may be headed within the near future.
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