Writer Bonnard Lawson

June 2016 Edition Newsletter

FOCUS: In Conversation with Hugo Muller

Conversation with Hugo Muller, Managing Partner of our Shanghai office, on the current trend of foreign investment into China from Hong Kong.

1. In your experience, are Hong Kong based companies still used as a preferred tool for investment into China by foreign investors?

Yes: foreign investors still use Hong Kong based holding companies as preferential vehicles for their investments into China where they set up subsidiaries. In the past the conventional wisdom was that structuring a China investment via an offshore vehicle is a tax-driven decision. However, things have changed.

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