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PRC Court for the first time Recognizes and Enforces a Commercial U.S. Court Judgment

November 2017 - Mergers and acquisitions. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: Andy LIAO, Alan LIN

On June 30, 2017, the Wuhan Intermediate People's Court ("Wuhan Court") issued a verdict (the "Case") ordering the recognition and enforcement of a commercial judgment rendered by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, California, USA (“LA Court”). This marks the first time for a PRC court to recognize and enforce a commercial judgment from a U.S. court, which is of landmark significance and is thus noteworthy for all law practitioners and interested parties


By Steve Zhao

1. Introduction

On 19 January 2015, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft for Public Opinions) (the Draft for Public Opinions), publicly seeking input from society at large. Any interested party may put forth opinions and recommendations on the draft prior to 17 February 2015. As soon as this law (the Foreign Investment Law) is passed, it will combine the former three foreign investment laws into one and bring the case-by-case approval and management model for foreign investment to an end, and China will enter a new era of “limited approvals with full-scale reporting” for the regulation of foreign investment. That is to say, foreign investors making investments in items on the negative list will need to apply for an investment entry approval; at the same time, foreign investors making investments in Chinese territory will all need to fulfill reporting obligations, regardless of whether the investment is in an area on the negative list.

Zhong Lun Advises Chinese Consortium on $1.9 Billion Acquisition of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

On April 30, 2015, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI, a Delaware company listed on NASDAQ) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium composed of Hua Capital Management Co. Ltd. (“Hua Capital Management”), CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (“CITIC Capital”) and GoldStone Investment Co. Ltd. (“GoldStone Investment”) (collectively, the “Consortium”). Under the terms of the agreement, OmniVision stockholders will receive $29.75 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.9 billion. The agreement was unanimously approved by OmniVision’s Board of Directors.

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