The State Administration for Industry and Commerce issues New Rules on Capital Contribution with Equities

On 14 January, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce issued the Measures for Administration of the Registration of Capital Distribution with Equities (hereafter referred to as “Measures”), which comes into effect on 1 March, 2009. The Measures give the legal basis and clear guidelines for the registration of capital contribution in the form of equity transfer.

The Measures stipulates that the investor is permitted to make capital contribution into a PRC company established or to be established by transferring his equities in other PRC company. The transferred equities shall be clear in ownership, complete in terms of rights and transferable under the laws. The Measures also dedicates the situations where the equities shall not be transferred for capital contributions. The value of the foresaid transferred equities shall be appraised by qualified appraisers.