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Investing in China: What you need to know


Lawyer Dan Dedic
Area Asia Practice


Article originally published in Plant Magazine vol. 64 No. 07, July 11, 2005. (Reprinted with permission)

Excerpt from "Investing in China: What you need to know":

Investing in China is like a Chinese finger puzzle. It looks simple enough, but if you don’t know what you’re getting into, you’ll find yourself stuck.

As an expert on direct investment in China, Leo Seewald has a pretty good idea what a Canadian manufacturer investing in the world’s biggest market is getting into. A partner in the Hong Kong office of Canadian law firm Goodmans LLP, he has been working as a lawyer in China for five years, but his work experience began as a teenager spending his summers working at a toy factory in China. Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, English and German, his principal area of practice is corporate commercial law with an emphasis on foreign direct investment in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Seewald is the editor of the Mergers and Acquisitions and Trade and Manufacturing chapters in Legal Studio’s Guide to Doing Business in China. Plant caught up with him during his recent visit to a Toronto event where he shared some insights on investing in the PRC.

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