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Mergers, Acquisition and Restructuring in China and Emerging Asia

Shanghai Jiaotong University – Global Elite of Business Administration (EBA) program invites you to join their new free online trial class with Lorenzo Riccardi as the guest speaker.

April 25, 2020 1:30am to 3:30am

In this trial class, you will learn the practical know-how and expertise in multiple disciplines, with a focus on finance and taxation, and aims to provide concrete knowledge and case studies that will prepare students for the challenges of doing business in China.

This trial class is offered completely free and provides you with an overview of the Global Elite of Business Administration (EBA) of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Continuing Education.

SJTU is offering 1 free trial per each participant. More details below.

Online Class Details

  • Topic: Mergers, Acquisition and Restructuring in China and Emerging Asia
  • Organizer: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Lecturer: Lorenzo Riccardi
  • Date and time: Saturday, 25 April 2020 at 16:30-18:30 (China Standard Time)
  • Location: Online (link will be provided after you register)

About the Guest Speaker

Long term expertise in international consulting with a specific focus on East Asia. Lorenzo teaches taxation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has been Adjunct Associate Professor at International Business School Suzhou. He is a Tax Advisor and a member of American CPA, Australia CPA, Hong Kong Institute of CPAs, Italian CPA, and Auditor Associations. He is based in Shanghai, where he is the Partner of the consulting firm RsA, specializing in emerging countries.

About The Course


The primary objective of the course is to develop a comprehensive understanding of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in both academic and practical perspectives. This course will cover all major elements of the acquisition process focusing on financing decisions, valuation, restructuring options, cross-border acquisitions, and regulatory intervention. It will cover seminal theoretical and empirical literature and current research works in this field. It will also use cases and real-world applications to develop the skills necessary to prepare and evaluate the rationale for a proposed transaction.


  • Legislation governing M&A in China and Emerging Asia
  • Cross-Border M&A
  • Taxation of cross-border M&A
  • M&A and Corporate Restructuring
  • Valuing distressed businesses

Course Highlights:

M&A is an aspect of corporate strategy focusing on development and grow with specific targets (e.g. market shares, effectiveness, efficiency, knowhow, other aspects) using external ways instead of building them inside the company.
In M&A projects it is crucial to evaluate potential targets, conduct an effective due diligence process, evaluate the tax implications of different mergers, acquisitions and takeovers strategies. Tax involved in an M&A transaction is also a key factor to design the best investment strategy.

What is the Global Elite of Business Administration (EBA) Program?

The SJTU EBA Program was designed in 2019 and will be the most popular international training program and business platform in Shanghai.

With over 100+ topics, The EBA program will cover past, present and future trends of doing business in China. After completing a minimum number of 4 full day topics (24 hours) participants are eligible to be awarded the SJTU EBA Certificate. Attendees are free to attend lectures at any time throughout the year.

This event will take place on Saturday, April 25th at 4:30PM China Standard Time and 1:30AM Pacific Daylight Time.