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VIC/TAS Restructuring & Turnaround Forum

Tuesday 28 March 

State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) Reforms - a panel discussion

How and why are the recent reforms relevant to Australian Lenders and their advisors?

Chinese SOEs and their subsidiaries have been active purchasers of Australian property and businesses, providing a handy exit for vendors, and a deal flow for Australian lenders and transactional advisors.

The Central Chinese administration's latest efforts to commercialise SOEs and have them 'stand on their own feet' means that they can no longer be rated as sovereign risk, with ready access to cash. In addition there are now restrictions on capital outflows and permitted investments. All of these factors will impact not only their behaviour as purchasers but in the short term more importantly it will mean that they may not have the capacity to provide equity support.

Our panel will outline the changes and explain the effect they will have on borrower and purchaser behaviour. Panelists include:

  • Andrew Godwin, Associate Professor & Associate Director, Asian Law Centre
  • Lawrence Lu, Senior Director, Standard & Poors Hong Kong
  • Andrew Deszcz, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Andrew Fei, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons

 

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Event details


Date:
 
Tuesday 28 March
Time: Registration 6 pm; Presentation 6.30 pm; Networking refreshments 7.30-8.30 pm
Venue: Ashurst, Level 26, 181 William St, Melbourne
Price: $75 Member, $92 non-Member (incl. GST)
CPD/CLE: 1 point

Thank you to our host sponsor