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Sammy Fang

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Litigation & Regulatory


Sammy is a senior member of DLA Piper's China dispute resolution practice, and is based in both Hong Kong and Beijing (where he heads the Litigatoon & Regulatory group). He is admitted to practice in both Australia (New South Wales) and Hong Kong. He began practicing in Australia in 1996, and since 2001 has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and China. In 2009 Sammy developed a unique practice within the Greater China market that focuses on China-related disputes, regulatory compliance and investigations. These range from US securities litigation to product liability, crisis management, other specialized investigations (such as whistle-blowing, internal investigations, white collar crime, FCPA, and Customs), also, arbitration, outbound litigation, and general regulatory and compliance. His experience covers a wide range of industries such as; US securities; telecommunications; software and IT/IP; motor vehicles manufacturing; consumer products; industrial products manufacturing; retail; insurance; petroleum; mining; banking; consulting; and print and cable television media). Sammy is familiar with the Courts systems in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, US and China. In his present role, he regularly assists our Securities Litigation Group in the US, our Litigation & Regulatory group in Hong Kong, and deals with a number of Chinese governmental authorities such as China Customs, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC), the State-owned Land Bureau, State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), and the Public Security Bureau (PSB) amongst others.


English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).


University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (1991 - 1995), Bachelor of Business (B.Bus); Bachelor of Law (LL.B.), Second Class Honours.

China: Regulatory/compliance

Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms

Within: Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms

DLA Piper's regional regulatory investigations group has considerable experience with multijurisdictional internal misconduct and corruption investigations. The China investigations practice is headed by Hong Kong-based Sammy Fang, who has been particularly active in cybercrime-related investigations. The department's on-the-ground presence in Beijing was strengthened by the arrival of Ning Qiao, who joined the firm from O'Melveny and has experience with competition, FCPA and anti-bribery investigations. Additional contacts include Nathan Bush, who leads the wider Asia investigations group from the Singapore office, and Hong Kong-based Kevin Chan, who heads the litigation and regulatory group. The department's clients span a range of industry sectors including pharmaceuticals and professional services.

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Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance

Within: Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance

China head of investigation¬†Sammy Fang¬†and Asia head of litigation and regulatory Kevin Chan¬†jointly¬†head up the¬†team at DLA Piper.¬†The practice has seen a strong increase in cybercrime and data breach related reviews and investigations, where it acts closely with the firm's technology, data privacy and employment teams.¬†Senior associate Christine Liu¬†is singled out as¬†‚Äėa workhorse, who is dedicated and relentless in helping clients understand things‚Äô.

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