Webinar

Impact of Recent U.S. Sanctions and Trade Developments on PE Funds and Companies with Operations in Asia

03 Sep 2020 05:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. HKT


Please join us for an exclusive, virtual presentation on recent updates and developments related to U.S. sanctions, export controls, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the associated implications for PE funds and companies with operations in Hong Kong and the wider Asia market.

The U.S. government is increasingly relying on its economic statecraft toolkit to conduct foreign policy. In this webinar, our experts will discuss the growing importance of sanctions, recent shifts in legislation surrounding export controls, and how CFIUS-reform legislation has brought a niche, procedural government policy into prime time. Other topics of discussion will include:

  • An overview and update regarding the U.S. sanctions program under the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • Recent updates regarding CFIUS
  • Potential risk and obligations for companies under the Hong Kong Autonomy Act
  • Recent sanctions-related executive orders targeting Hong Kong officials and their potential impacts on companies doing business in Hong Kong
  • Important updates and considerations surrounding the U.S. government’s Entity List and other trade-related measures
Speakers:
  • John Smith, Partner and Co-head of National Security, former Director of OFAC, Washington D.C.
  • B. Chen Zhu, Partner, Litigation, Hong Kong
  • Charles L. Capito, Partner, National Security, Washington D.C.
  • Joseph A. Benkert, Senior Advisor, National Security, Washington D.C.

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