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Client Alert November 9, 2023

Middle Eastern Investors Have Options to Protect Their Investments in China

  • Investments from the Middle East into Mainland China are growing recently as many see increasing opportunities for returns.
  • However, there are risks that may materialize if investors become embroiled in a global dispute with Chinese companies.
  • Investors should consider ways to increase their leverage and expand their options, including by bringing disputes directly into China through Hong Kong.

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Client Alert August 3, 2023

The BVI Creates New Opportunities for Offshore Bondholders to Bring Unilateral Claims

  • Distressed debt investors who are beneficial owners or contingent creditors of bonds face uncertainty when bond issuers stop paying.
  • Courts in key jurisdictions are beginning to answer the question of whether creditors can wind-up issuers but are offering diverging decisions.
  • We explain how a recent ruling in the BVI opens the offshore jurisdiction to creditors considering a cross-border enforcement campaign.

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Client Alert July 26, 2022

PRC Continues to Open Up in Recognizing Foreign Claims

  • A Chinese court recently recognized a commercial judgment issued by the English High Court in a landmark judgment.
  • China has also made it easier for Hong Kong arbitrations to be recognized and enforced in China, as well as opening the door to interim measures.
  • Our Claim Monetization team analyzes what these developments mean to foreign judgment and award creditors looking for opportunities in a historically tricky jurisdiction.

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