Global Financing Issues:
From International Investment to
Going Public in Asia

Silicon Valley investors and companies must increasingly turn to international opportunities to survive and thrive.

What are common issues faced -- and mistakes made -- by U.S. investors when investing overseas? What are emerging recent trends in cross-border financings? And what about exits? What are recent trends in cross-border M&A activity? Should your company consider going public in Taiwan or elsewhere in Asia? What opportunities are Silicon Valley investors and companies exploiting -- and missing?

Explore these topics in a "fireside chat" with James Chen, head of K&L Gates' Taipei office. David Frazee, of the Palo Alto office, will moderate the discussion.

The program is complimentary. 

To attend, please email Christina Hendry or call 650.798.6738 by Friday, October 15, 2010.

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About the Speakers:

James Chen (Taipei) - James represents multi-national corporations, private equity firms, investors, banks and industrial companies based in Taiwan, China, Singapore and Indonesia. In addition to securities tranactions and other financings, he acted for foreign investors in the negotiation and documentation of more than 40 joint ventures and foreign wholly owned projects, including US$4 billion expansion projects for a paper manufacturer in the PRC.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, James spent two years as an in-house legal advisor to a government agency in charge of Taiwan's international military procurements and four years as a chief legal officer with a major Asian conglomerate in Singapore.

David Frazee (Palo Alto) - David Frazee represents innovative technology companies, entrepreneurs, and funds, helping them to succeed through the creation and execution of comprehensive international corporate, business, and intellectual property strategies. He shares with his clients a real-world understanding of the unique business problems of emerging growth companies, having served as a former general counsel of two technology start-ups — one of which he led through its IPO.

David advises companies in their business and corporate needs at all stages, from formation, venture financings, and commercial transactions through IPOs and M&A transactions. David has represented clients in connection with debt and equity financings exceeding US$750 million. He also brings to clients sophisticated international experience, having advised clients on over 100 cross-border transactions, often involving Greater China, from joint ventures and manufacturing agreements to multinational patent strategies.

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November: California Solar Project Financing 2011. This program will address the prospects for financing solar energy facilities in California in 2011 including the current status of federal and state  incentives and other revenue sources. Details to come.

October 18, 2010
8:30 - 10:00 am

Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

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