After former five years continuingly increasing 33% per year, total value of Chinese outbound M&A dropped 11 % in 2017.China has tightened up the approval procedure of outbound investments, and issued the Guideline on Further Guiding and Regulating Overseas Investments in August 2017. The Guideline set three boxes to restrain certain sectors of overseas investment to be encouraged, to be limited and to be prohibited, for the purpose of healthy development. OBOR investment to facilitate integrating the new Silk Road social and economic value is most encouraged.

Professional experts, investors, policy makers will join the discuss of minimizing risks in cross-border M & A (Mergers and Acquisitions) transactions which is the realization of OBOR initiative. The issues will be discussed:

·      Legal and regulatory compliance

·      Pre-acquisition and Post-acquisition risks

·      Lessons learned from the “unhealthy” experiences

·      The Chinese investors inclinations in relate to OBOR

·       Bridge building between UK/EU professions and Chinese investors


       Professor Denis Galligan, the Director of Oxford OBOR

The honorable speakers:

      Dr Lijin Yan, the Chairman of Silk Road International Fund, Advisor of Oxford OBOR

      Mr Robert Patterson, Advisor of Finance and Investment of Oxford OBOR