About a year ago, Poland introduced a fully-fledged foreign investment screening regime to protect Polish companies in sensitive industries (known as "protected entities"). The regime covers a broad range of transactions (acquisitions of more than 20% of shares, voting rights or rights to profits may trigger a filing requirement) carried out by investors from outside the EU, EEA or OECD countries into Polish companies active in sectors considered to be sensitive, such as energy, defence, software, pharmaceuticals or cloud computing.
We have analysed the key impacts it may impose on foreign investment in the form of Q&A.
Zhao Sheng’s corporate partner and Head of Automotive Sector, Richard Gu, joined live interviews with Financial Times’ world-class automotive journalists to discuss the hot topics in the automotive industry at the Financial Times Future of the Car summit recently.
Zhao Sheng Law Firm is pleased to announce the election of Wendy Chen of corporate practice and Xi Liao of anti-trust and foreign investment practice as new partners, effective 1 May 2021.
The joint operation of Linklaters and Zhao Sheng Law Firm acted for Schroders advising upon preparation for establishment of the Schroder BOCOM Wealth Management JV and both international and Chinese legal services were provided.
Alongside its China joint operation partner, Linklaters, Zhao Sheng Law Firm (Zhao Sheng), advised Groupe PSA (PSA) on its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to obtain antitrust clearance from more than 20 jurisdictions, including China, the European Union and the USA, and assisted in the successful closing of the transaction.
The Who's Who 2020 global legal experts directory has named Zhao Sheng Partner, Vivian Cao and counsel, Liao Xi as "Future Leaders" in the Competition practice, alongside counsel Marcus Pollard from the firm's joint operation partner, Linklaters. The reputable directory also listed Linklaters' partner Fay Zhou as one of the "World's Leading Competition Lawyers".
Zhao Sheng Law Firm recently became the latest member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).