Pepeliaev Group supported the summit “Investments into Europe”, which was held on 19-20 April in Shanghai. This annual event traditionally attracts prominent members of the Chinese business community. Companies that took part in the summit included: Fosun Group, PengXin Capital, Sinochem International Corporation, Geely, Arcplus Group PLC, Midea Group and many other leaders in various branches of the Chinese economy.
With the implementation of the One Belt One Road initiative, the interest of Chinese state-owned and private companies towards Europe, including Russia, has been gaining momentum. This holds true for both companies that already have experience in international dealings and beginners in this field.
Alexey Konevsky, Partner at Pepeliaev Group, delivered a speech at the summit. He presented specific recommendations to the participants in the event on how investments should be made in Russia, how they should assert their presence on the Russian market, and also spoke about a number of successful examples of Russian-Chinese cooperation in real estate, oil and gas development and transportation, the use of natural resources, petrochemicals and agriculture.
In addition to a variety of interesting and topical reports and panel discussions held by leading representatives of various branches of the economy, the highlight of the summit was an effective networking session. During the session the participants were given an opportunity to share their experience or receive valuable advice from Chinese and foreign experts.
The delegates from Pepeliaev Group who attended the summit, were Rustem Ahmetshin, Senior Partner, Alexey Konevsky, Partner, and Elizaveta Seredina, Chinese Desk Manager. They and the other participants noted that China's relationships with Europe and Russia have been steadily developing. One of the main trends is becoming a shift towards setting up such cooperation within a 100% lawful framework by engaging highly qualified advisers.