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SIPAC Ecosystem | International M&A Training Resources

In his latest vlog, Robert Lewis, Chairman of the Sino-International Professionals Advisory Company (SIPAC), continues the discussion on “涉外法治建设” (the development of China’s international legal infrastructure) by introducing the training content related to outbound M&A transactions. Picking up from last week’s episode where templates and know-how for share purchase agreements in outbound M&A deals were covered, Mr. Lewis emphasizes that managing these cross-border transactions is a critical component of “涉外法治建设”. Chinese law firms are increasingly taking the lead role as transaction counsel, while in-house legal teams also require expertise in this area. To build this expertise, SIPAC provides comprehensive training integrated with their know-how database.

As an example, Mr. Lewis presents a clip from an interview with Suhail Mirza, a leading M&A lawyer from the renowned Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company. This expert interview covers specific nuances in M&A deals that will be incorporated into SIPAC’s knowledge resources. Lewis highlights how SIPAC’s training aligns with their know-how materials, live events like M&A master classes, the annual Sino-International Law Forum, and on-call legal support services – creating a full-fledged ecosystem for outbound M&A expertise.

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About SIPAC:

SIPAC was formally launched in March of 2023 and held its inaugural Sino-International Law Forum in Shanghai in November 2023, attended by nearly 250 leading lawyers from around the world and across China, including more than 40 foreign lawyers from leading independent law firms covering more than 50 jurisdictions around the world, nearly 100 senior in-house legal and compliance professionals from leading Chinese companies, and more than 100 lawyers from leading Red Circle law firms as well as lawyers included on the Ministry of Justice’s list of top 1000 cross-border lawyers in China.  Given the unique nature of the event, attendance at the upcoming 2024 Sino International Law Forum, to be held in Shanghai on 14-15 November, is expected to increase as much as two-fold.

SIPAC and its comprehensive ecosystem of channel partners, including key quasi-governmental in-house counsel associations and leading outbound investment think tanks, legal know-how publishers and legal training platforms, are uniquely positioned to help promote the development of China’s international legal infrastructure, a key initiative promulgated at all levels of the Chinese government.  As such, SIPAC is designed to address the entire China legal services market, including all in-house lawyers responsible for international legal affairs as well as lawyers in Chinese law firms engaged in cross-border legal matters on behalf of their Chinese clients.

SIPAC members currently include Tilleke & Gibbins, Al Tamimi & Company, Schellenberg Wittmer, HEUKING, ENS, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Marval O’Farrell Mairal, Moroğlu Arseven, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, Waselius, Carey, GZG, Soemadipradja & Taher, Peters & Peters, BUREN, and Lakatos, Köves and Partners, with numerous additional leading independent law firms expected to join as members and delegates at this year’s second annual Sino International Law Forum

For more information, please contact SIPAC Chairman Robert Lewis.


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