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Acquisition of U.S. Companies by Chinese Companies: Practical Considerations Under U.S. Law    

January 22, 2008

From the Global M&A Practice Group

Recent changes in U.S. laws raise new and important issues and considerations for non-U.S. companies contemplating acquisition of publicly and privately held U.S. assets. In particular, non-U.S. companies seeking to acquire U.S. assets should be aware of the level of regulatory scrutiny under U.S. antitrust and U.S. federal and state securities laws. Additionally, if a non-U.S. acquirer seeks to purchase shares of a publicly held U.S. company, the non-U.S. acquirer will also need to comply with ongoing reporting and disclosure obligations under U.S. securities laws as a result of such ownership.

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