The CBIC provides a networking forum for lawyers engaged in cross-border investment to exchange ideas, information and experience in order to advance their knowledge of the laws, practices and procedures affecting cross-border investment activities in and beyond the Asia-Pacific region, as well as to develop closer professional links.
The CBIC focuses on foreign investment and corporate laws and policies that are fundamental to the development of international commerce and which affect foreign direct investment (FDI) transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and the raising of capital across the Asia-Pacific region.
The CBIC deals with issues of interest to legal practitioners who face new challenges as the scope of the businesses of their local clients becomes more international. In many instances, FDI frequently results in the creation of a dynamic, long-term lawyer-client relationship in the context of changing economic and legal circumstances. Professional advisors dealing with novel legal issues require accurate current legal knowledge with the experience and ability to foresee future challenges.
The Cross-Border Investment Committee ("CBIC") is the largest and most active of all IPBA Committees with more than 500 members and more than a dozen active chairs and vice-chairs.
The CBIC's annual conference programs enjoy a high level of attendance by both in-house and corporate counsel and feature presentations by experienced counsel as well as experts from outside the legal profession. Such presentations facilitate a better understanding of the perspectives and expectation of in-house counsel, external counsel and the clients whom they advise.
The CBIC regularly cooperates with other IPBA committees in organizing sessions at the annual conferences and other programs and shares with thoe committees coverage of topics such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and a range of issues that affect all types of businesses.
The CBIC leadership always welcomes the active participation of its members and proposals for topics in forthcoming annual converences or other events.
Auckland Conference, 2017
Differences between financial investors and strategic investors
Drafting cross-border contracts
Distressed M&A transactions
Small and medium size enterprises and cross-border transaction in the APEC region
Cross border transactions and environmental law compliances and concerns
International financial institutions and cross border projects
Competition law issues in M&A transactions
Kuala Lumpur Conference, 2016
Private Investments in Public Infrastructure In Asia
Transactions Between North-East Asia and the ASEAN Countries
A Discussion of Current Issues in Islamic Finance
Control Over Outbound Investment
Warranty & Indemnity Insurance in M&A Transactions
Public Takeovers Regulation and Practice
Outside Directors and/or Independent Directors; Diversity in Corporate Governance
The Historic Iran Sanctions Deal – Reducing Risk for Asian Business
Investments and Investment Arbitration
Labour Law Issues in M&A Transactions
Art of Negotiations
Hong Kong Conference, 2015
The Future Cross Border Corporate Landscape
China’s Hong Kong Gate: A Vision for the Future of Hong Kong
Bilateral Investment Treaties and Investor Protection
Corporate Law Reform – User-Friendliness & Corporate Governance
State-owned Enterprises: Its Unique Features & Unique Challenges
Enhancing Deal Certainty in Cross-border Investments
Analyzing China’s Global Ambitions
Anti-corruption Due Diligence and Solutions in M&A Transactions
Deal Litigation: Trends and Tactics