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China’s New National Security Review Rules for Foreign Investments


April 10, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280A
China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, enacted in 2008, contained references to national security review. In 2011, China finally released its much anticipated new national security review rules to formalize its security check system for foreign investments. As a result, foreign investors have finally been provided with a clearer understanding of when and how foreign investments will undergo security review. Join us for a candid discussion of these new rules led by an experienced practitioner with extensive on the ground experience in both the U.S. and China. Yabo Lin is a partner in Sidley’s Palo Alto office specializing in mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, and corporate governance. His practice has covered a wide range of industries, including information technology, telecom, clean tech, metal, renewable energy, utilities, and transportation. Mr. Lin has also counseled foreign clients on transactions involving U.S. national security issues in connection with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS). Born and raised in China, Mr. Lin was a licensed attorney in China before coming to the U.S. In 2006, Mr. Lin received the highest honor given, the Trailblazer Award, from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) for “making substantial and lasting contributions to the Asian Pacific American Community.” Mr. Lin is also a board member of the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund. He is an adjunct law professor at Sun Yat-Sen University School of Law.