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China's Belt and Road Initiative: Investing in key Belt and Road countries

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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multi-trillion Chinese led initiative to strengthen trade routes and related infrastructure across over 150 countries worldwide. The initiative covers over 60% of the world’s population in terms of country coverage. 

BRI is almost certainly the largest global infrastructure programme this generation will see. It is a vast opportunity for both Chinese businesses and for the many economies along the routes.

To help you understand the investment legal frameworks in some of the key Belt and Road countries, Eversheds Sutherland is launching a guide that brings you:

• Insight on entering these markets including regulatory frameworks, corporate structures, government incentives in place and local finance requirements

• Overview of the main mechanisms to protect your investment in infrastructure projects in these BRI countries

• A comparison table between these markets to understand the pros and cons of investing in their infrastructure programmes 

The jurisdictions that have been selected in this guide are based on a combination of external market analysis, identifying the countries likely to see high levels of investment through the Belt and Road Initiative. We also spoke to a number of our clients about their priorities for investment. 

The countries covered in the guide are: Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and the Philippines.

To download our guide, please visit our website.