Targeting Asian Investment Opportunities

Commercial and legal factors

Matthew Puhar and Daniel Cohen, Partners, Sonia Lor, Counsel, and Steven Franklin, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Akin Gump in Hong Kong
Originally published in the August | September 2020 issue

Introduction and Background

The attraction of seeking out superior investment returns from well-structured investments in Asia’s unique markets has never been stronger. Economies in countries such as China, India, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia all show the tangible potential to continue their strong track records of economic growth in the years ahead. Savvy investors aiming to capitalize on Asia’s growth story therefore look set to continue doing so.

But dig a little deeper and—as those with real in-depth Asian investment experience will tell you—the keys to success in this region’s markets are important to grasp; yes, you need the right relationships, but perhaps more importantly, you need to understand and position yourself optimally in terms of the investee’s other stakeholders and its regulatory structure.

In this article, we analyze some of the key areas where investors can seek to develop and capitalize on their own “Asian advantage.”

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