Session at the LAWASIA/BRAK seminar “Asian-European business relations” 2016 in Berlin

On the 15th and 16th April 2016, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA) hosted the LAWASIA Foreign Direct Investment in Asia seminar in NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse Friedrichstr, 96. 10117 Berlin, Germany. LAWASIA has over 20 member organisations and a collective membership of over 1 million lawyers worldwide.

The aim of this seminar was to bring together lawyers from key Asian jurisdictions to discuss the ‘Doing Business’ environment in their respective jurisdiction, with an emphasis on the legal and regulatory framework, law governing entry and establishment of businesses, ownership of landed property by foreigners, the ability of foreign lawyers to advise and others. Three member firms of the League of Lawyers were invited to speak on the topic of “European-Asian Business Relations”.

Mr Henning von Zanthier from VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ (Germany) spoke on “Asian-European Business Relations as Hot Spot of World Economics”. Mr von Zanthier talked about the importance of investing in Asia, as well as the similarities and differences between Asia and Europe. This was followed by Mr Hüseyin Ataol from Ataol & Küçük (Turkey) who spoke on “European Investments in Western Asia”. Mr Ataol spoke on, inter alia, the procedures to set up a company in Turkey. Lastly, Mr Edgar Tarriela from Tarriela Tagao Ona & Associates (Philippines) gave a talk on “Philippine-European Business Relations”. The EU-Philippine relationship has deepened further especially with the recent EU-Philippines’ partnership cooperation agreement that was signed on 11 July 2012 by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and Philippine Foreign Secretary, Albert Del Rosario, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The slides used in the presentation are attached below.

Asian-European business relations as hot spot of world economics
Henning von Zanthier, VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ, Berlin, Germany

Investment Climate in Asia Minorn
Hüseyin Ataol, ATAOL & KÜÇÜK, Istanbul, Turkey

Philippine European Union (EU) Commercial Relation
Edgar Tarriela, Tarriela Tagao Ona & Associates, Pasing City, Philippines