The Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s (IPBA) 25th Annual Meeting and Conference are being held this week from Hong Kong ( 6 – 9 May 2015). This international legal conference brings together IPBA members, corporate lawyers, international business lawyers and colleagues from around the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
One of the highlights of today’s sessions will be: “State Owned Enterprises: Unique Features & Unique Challenges”. Dr Net Le,Partner at LNT & Partners in Vietnam and Head of the firm’s Arbitration and Financial Services. Practices will be among the panelists addressing the issue from a Vietnam perspective.
In particular, this session will consider whether state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are different from private enterprises. In terms of their internal approval processes and non-business considerations. The panellists plan to present informed solutions and advise on how to manage cross-border investment transactions and joint ventures with SOEs.
Recent trends reflect a privatization of SOE’s against the backdrop of the transformation of command economies into market economies. These trends will be contrasted with a realistic assessment of SOE negotiating leverage, exemptions and incentives—their continuing presence in large-scale investments, infrastructures and resources, utilities, and communications.
The panel discussion will take place Saturday, May 9 at 8:30 am to 10:00 am. In Theater 1 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. For more information please see the IPBA 25th Annual Meeting and Conference website.