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Firms To Watch: Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms

Topcom China Law Offices is led by founding partner and practice head James Jiang who joined in February 2023 from Yuanda China Law Offices, alongside Feng Cheng and Joyce Xie.
DeHeng Law Offices divides its compliance team into different enterprise sectors such as securities, government administrative supervision, criminal, and data compliance.
The compliance practice at Hui Ye Law Firm was established in 2018 and regularly assists state-owned enterprises with compliance management projects and trainings.
State-owned enterprises and multinational companies seek out Jincheng Tongda & Neal for its expertise in exports and sanctions, supply chain audits, and cross-border compliance.

Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

The compliance and regulatory practice at Fangda Partners excels at assisting international and domestic clients with national compliance standards both in China and overseas. The firm has actively assisted the State Administration for Market Regulation and the Ministry of Commerce on compliance guidelines. Consequently, the team is able to assist on the full gamut of compliance matters such as anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions and export control, environmental protection, and securities regulation. Cross-border proceedings and high-profile government enforcement actions are another strength of the practice. An increasingly busy area for the team is assisting local clients with government enforcements from international governments. Regulatory expert Kate Yin leads the team alongside Benjamin Miao. Yin is especially sought out for her cross border expertise, while Miao represents major international clients in criminal and fraud investigations. Yanjun Zhuang focuses on government enforcement actions and handles criminal litigations for the firm. Corporate compliance matters such as anti-bribery and corruption are handled by Derrick Zhao. Compliance specialist Yingjie Kang was promoted to partner in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Kate Yin; Benjamin Miao

Other key lawyers:

Yanjun Zhuang; Derrick Zhao; Yingjie Kang


‘Very experienced in government enforcement & investigation projects. ’

‘Fangda Partners has a unique assembly of not only skilled, but also very congenial lawyers that have a great understanding for the issues and needs of a foreign company within the Chinese market. Requests and queries were always answered in a fast and concise manner. More importantly, they provide full services for companies engaged in business in China.’

Work highlights

King & Wood Mallesons

The impressive investigations and compliance disputes team at King & Wood Mallesons sits within the wider dispute resolution practice, enabling the team to assist on all types of investigations, from US regulations to multilateral development banks (MDBs) and Chinese administrative enforcements. The practice is adept at handling multijurisdictional investigations involving not just the US, but also the UK and France. Co-head Wei Wu, based in Beijing, is a corporate compliance specialist handling both contentious and non-contentious compliance matters such as risk assessments, risk prevention and response, corporate crisis management, and corporate disputes. Harry Liu co-leads the team from Shanghai, representing officers of international enterprises with their investigations in China. Liu has additionally been involved in numerous high-profile criminal cases including cases on bribery, dereliction of duty, information leakage, and tax evasion. Junfeng Chang is a go-to for white collar crime and internal compliance investigations, Xiaodan Xu assists on complex compliance matters, and Yuanyuan Zhu focuses on anti-bribery investigations and sanctions of MDBs. Corporate compliance specialist Yang Han and criminal compliance expert Yulai Gan are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Wei Wu; Harry Liu

Other key lawyers:

Junfeng Chang; Xiaodan Xu; Yang Han; Yuanyuan Zhu; Yulai Gan


‘Yang Han and her team have demonstrated strong professional skills in the criminal protection of intellectual property rights and the criminal crackdown on cybercrime, especially in the overall strategy and legal interpretation of complex criminal cases involving technology. The feedback speed, key risk points and progress control of the whole team are very careful and thoughtful.’

‘Yang Han is especially able to put forward his professional and feasible solutions from the perspective of the overall interests of the company, based on his extensive practical experience.’

‘I’ve been working for a long time with Harry Liu for compliance and dispute resolution matters. I was impressed with the team’s strong engagement, solid knowledge and experience. ’

Work highlights

Global Law Office

Global Law Office assists clients with a slew of regulatory matters, including risk assessments, compliance policies, training, investigations, and defence. The firm has an impressive client base, especially in the pharmaceutical and TMT sectors. In Shanghai, co-head Alan Zhou specialises in corporate investigations and regulatory compliance requirements and uses his knowledge to help clients construct compliance systems and complete risk assessments. Co-chair Weiwei Gu leads the team in Beijing. Handling both regulatory matters and dispute resolution cases, Gu is especially skilled in anti-bribery administrative investigation cases. Key team members include corporate criminal compliance specialist Lai Wang, regulatory compliance and M&A expert Deming Zhao, and Maggie Meng, who assists TMT clients with regulatory compliance and cybersecurity issues. Also noted are Xi Wang who works on corporate risk, and Jacky Li who is well-versed in healthcare and life sciences regulation.

Practice head(s):

Alan Zhou; Weiwei Gu

Other key lawyers:

Lai Wang; Jacky Li; Maggie Meng; Deming Zhao; Coco Fan; Xi Wang


‘A young, entrepreneurial team led by energetic lawyers that are both experienced but innovative. Advanced ability to practice both Chinese law and assist MNCs on compliance matters. ’

‘Jacky Li is experienced and business minded.’

‘The global compliance investigation team has extremely high professional quality, can quickly formulate efficient investigation strategies, balance all aspects of risk and efficiency from the perspective of customers, and calmly give professional advice and assistance to various emergencies.’

‘Jacky Li has demonstrated the comprehensive and excellent qualities of a young talented lawyer with his professionalism, dedication, erudition and affinity.’

Key clients

Chery Jaguar Land Rover

The Zeiss Group

Samsung Group

GlaxoSmithKline China (GSK)




Boehringer Ingelheim

Chery Jaguar Landrover

CanSino Bio

Aspen Pharma

Hangzhou Hexaploid Technology Co.



Treasury Wine Estate

China Pharmaceutical Industry Association

Work highlights

  • Assisted China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Commercial Legal Services Center with drafting the ‘Corporate Compliance Officer Textbook’.
  • Assisted Jiangsu Yaomaitong Medical Technology Co. with launching the introduction of the first international anti-bribery management system standard.
  • Assisted Chery Jaguar Land Rover with establishing a compliance system.

Haiwen & Partners

Data compliance, regulatory compliance, anti-fraud, and anti-corruption matters are all handled by the compliance practice at Haiwen & Partners. The firm assists multinational and domestic clients on all aspects of complex compliance issues, with areas of expertise including risk management, internal investigation, crisis response and cross-border enforcement. Clients come from a range of sectors such as telecoms, internet, finance, automotive, and securities. Practice head Jianyuan Yang works across both anti-corruption and data compliance matters, taking the lead on internal investigations and due diligence. Also noted are Qiong Wu for dispute resolution expertise and associate Heling Wei who assists in all compliance-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Jianyuan Yang

Other key lawyers:

Qiong Wu; Heling Wei


‘The team’s business area focuses on data compliance, and assists companies in recommending data compliance from compliance inspections, rectification suggestions, and system establishment and improvement. The team members are serious and responsible, with fast response time and good communication.’

‘Jianyuan Yang has rich experience in data compliance, actively responds to customer needs, responds to customer questions in a timely manner and provides practical and feasible replies. Excellent service quality.’

Work highlights

Han Kun Law Offices

Representing multinationals and foreign-invested enterprises in their regulatory compliance issues and investigations is the main focus of the compliance team at Han Kun Law Offices. Other key matters include transactional due diligence, counterparty FCPA due diligence, anti-corruption legal compliance, and conducting state secrets screenings. Clients primarily come from the healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and semiconductor and manufacturing industries. Chen Ma and Weiheng Jia co-lead the practice from Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. Ma is an expert in competition and regulatory compliance, and is especially sought after for merger filings and cartel investigations. Jia joined the firm from Shanghai Qin Li Law Firm in October 2022, and is experienced in cross-border matters related to regulatory compliance and labour and employment. Michelle Gon focuses on complex regulatory matters such as anti-corruption, anti-monopoly, and anti-fraud. David Tang handles corporate and data compliance matters, while Zhaojun (Sophie) Shi works on anti-bribery and employee misconduct.

Practice head(s):

Chen Ma; Weiheng Jia

Other key lawyers:

Michelle Gon; Jolie Yan; David Tang; Zhaojun (Sophie) Shi


‘Combination of business insight, China law expertise, and global perspective. They understand the significance of the China law matters in clients’ global strategy. ’

‘Chen Me and his associates are very responsive and experienced in corporate compliance matters. ’

Work highlights

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm acts as legal counsel for major domestic finance companies and state-owned enterprises, advising on a broad range of compliance and anti-corruption matters. Typical work includes establishing compliance systems, responding to joint investigations, responding to investigations and sanctions by multilateral finance institutions, and dealing with major compliance crises. The regulatory compliance practice is co-led by Xiangwen Liu and Gary Gao, while Jianwei Liu heads up the trade compliance and trade remedies practice. Gao and Liu both advise on all regulatory compliance issues, with Liu additionally handling domestic and international dispute resolution cases. Baosheng Zhang and Wei Zhou are experts in securities compliance and litigation, while Jim Qiu assists pharmaceutical companies with their clinical compliance and healthcare regulatory compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao; Jianwei Liu

Other key lawyers:

Baosheng Zhang; Wei Zhou; Jim Qiu; Changyu Fu

Key clients

China Baowu Steel Group Corporation

China Resources Land

Tengjing Sports Culture Development (Shanghai) Co.

Jiangsu PetroChina Kunlun Liquefied Gas Co.

Shanghai Pepperl+Fuchs Automation Trading Co.

Take-Two Interactive Software

ReSource Pro (Qingdao) Data Technology LLC

Rockwell Automation

Wynn Resorts (Macau)

Highpower International

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co.

China Power International Holding

CNOOC Gas & Power Group

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co.

Tianjin B&M Science and Technology Co.

China Energy Engineering Co.

China Energy Engineering Investment Co.

China Tourism Group Investment and Asset Management Co.

China National Investment and Guaranty Corporation


China Green Development Investment Group Co.

Beijing State-owned Capital Operation and Management Co..

Beijing Capital Agribusiness & Food Group Co.

Shenzhen Metro Group Co.

Peking University Founder Group Co.

Jiangxi Tourism Group Co.

China United Travel Co.

Guizhou Zhongyida Co.

United Imaging Healthcare

Dassault Systems (Shanghai) IT Co.

Helsinn Pharmaceuticals (Beijing) Co.

Owens Corning (China) Investment Co.

Hainan Dadonghai Tourism Center Group Co.

Shenzhen Metro Group Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisted China Baowu Steel Group Corporation with building an overseas compliance risk prevention and control system.
  • Assisted Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. with improving its comprehensive compliance management system.
  • Assisted a construction consulting company with establishing the integrity compliance program (ICP) in line with international standards and obtaining the release from the separate sanctions of the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank in succession.

Yuanda China Law Offices

Yuanda China Law Offices works closely with Winston & Strawn LLP through their strategic alliance, to serve both domestic and international companies on multi-jurisdictional cross-border government investigations, FCPA-related issues, and other regulatory matters. The team advises on employment actions, white-collar crime, and the implementation of compliance programs. The team is jointly led by John Huang and Andy Pan, who are based in Shanghai, and are experienced in assisting multinationals with cross-border matters, as well as advising state-owned enterprises on their domestic concerns. Co-head Alex An is based in Beijing.

Practice head(s):

John Huang; Andy Pan; Alex An


‘The team mainly adheres to the principle of being short and sharp, with strong business capabilities.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted Hangzhou Hutu Technology Co. with analysing potential legal risks.
  • Assisted Hangzhou Hutu Technology Co. with establishing compliance measures.

Beijing DaHui Lawyers

Complex regulatory issues are routinely handled by Beijing DaHui Lawyers, including cross-border matters, domestic compliance issues, and obtaining regulatory approval. Practice head Richard Ma splits his time between Beijing and Shanghai. Ma's major clients include leading TMT companies and multinational corporations, where he assists with the full spectrum of regulatory challenges. The department also includes telecoms, information technology, and media expert Joanna Jiang, who handles the firm’s data compliance issues. Cloud Li represents large state-owned enterprises and private companies in their compliance matters, while Zhengwei Yang focuses on investigations and crisis management.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ma

Other key lawyers:

Zhengwei Yang; Cloud Li; Joanna Jiang

Key clients


Alibaba Group

Altair Semiconductor


Amador Bioscience



Ant Group

Arrow Electronics



BMJ (British Medical Journal)


Brookfield Logistics

CBS Corporation


Cellomics Bio

China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)

China World Trade Center

Cirium (Flight Global)


Comcast Communications

Daqo New Energy

Discovery & Discovery Communications

Eton College

Evernote Corporation / Yinxiang Biji (Shanghai) Technology Co.


Genecast Biotechnology

Giuseppe Zanotti

Hannover Fairs

HEBE Beauty

Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Improbable World




J&T Express

J&T Global Express

JHD/Yellow River

JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

LexisNexis Legal Professional & Risk Solutions

LG Electronics

Messe München Group

Microsoft Corporation

Modern Classics



NBC Universal



O’Reilly Media

Peterson Control Union

Princeton University Press

Qi’anxin Technology

Reed Exhibitions

RELX Group

Research Square (AJE)

Samsung Electronics

Sequoia CBC Cross-Border Digital Industry Fund

Siam Cement Group



SingEx Exhibitions

Springer Nature

The Economist

Tiger Brokers


Viva Ventures



William Morris

World Gold Council


Xinyuan Real Estate


Yuanben BioTech

Zaihui Network Technologies

Zhijie Yuangang International Supply Chain Technologies

Work highlights

  • Assisted an automotive manufacturer with an investigation and compliance review.
  • Assisted a skyrocketing shipping and logistics company with comprehensive data and privacy protection legal analysis and advice.
  • Advised an international conglomerate on a course of action in light of the Futures and Derivatives Law that came into effect in August 2022.

Dacheng Law Offices

Dacheng Law Offices has a well-established compliance practice, and is sought out by domestic state-owned and private enterprises, as well as major multinational corporations, to assist with issues such as anti-monopoly related notifications, administrative investigations, and lawsuits. The team is adept at assisting companies with export control and economic sanctions, as well as setting up compliance programs. Practice head Liping Yan specialises in risk control and compliance, often assisting state-owned enterprises. Kaiming Cai and Donghui Ruan are key team members, both assisting across the board on export control, data protection, and cross-border compliance.

Practice head(s):

Yongqian Xu; Guang Han; Liping Yan; Kaiming Cai; Armstrong (Sheng) Chen; Henry Chen

Other key lawyers:

Donghui Ruan

Key clients

China General Nuclear Power Corporation

China General Nuclear Power Group

China Energy Construction Corporation

Aluminium Electric Jinhai Co.

Guangdong Environmental Protection Group Co.

China National Petroleum Corporation

Beijing Bytedance Technology

Tencent Computer Systems

Alibaba Group

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company

Geely Automobile Group Co.

Xiamen ITG Group Corp.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems with building a multidisciplinary, cross-jurisdictional complex compliance system.
  • Assisted Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) with economic sanctions-related compliance services.
  • Assisted Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Co. with carrying out export control and economic sanctions compliance construction.

FenXun Partners

The investigations, compliance, and ethics practice at FenXun Partners utilises its joint-venture partnership with Baker McKenzie FenXun to provide international and domestic clients with comprehensive support within China. The group is experienced in handling a broad array of investigations, including anti-bribery, fraud, and conflict of interest. The practice also assists with other compliance-related matters such as due diligence, compliance training, regulatory advice, and risk assessments. Vivian Wu leads the team with her expertise in corporate regulatory and compliance issues over in Beijing. Shanghai-based Henry Chen is a go-to for cross-border compliance matters, especially related to anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and white-collar crime.

Practice head(s):

Vivian Wu

Other key lawyers:

Henry Chen; Claire Wu

Work highlights

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng uses its expertise in criminal litigation and criminal compliance to advise clients on compliance requirements that arise in both criminal and administrative cases. The team is well-versed in creating compliance systems to protect against commercial bribery, corruption, and fraud. Practice head Guanghui Zhu leads the team from Guangzhou, and focuses on enterprise compliance, criminal prosecution, and anti-commercial bribery investigations. Shiqi Sun is experienced in dispute resolution, while Siyuan Liu handles security compliance and litigation. Eric Jiang utilises his experience abroad to advise on cross-border compliance matters. Feng Zhao is also noted for her expertise in securities and asset management.

Practice head(s):

Guanghui Zhu

Other key lawyers:

Shiqi Sun; Siyuan Liu; Eric Jiang; Feng Zhao


‘I have worked many times with the Jingtian & Gongcheng and find the advice that their lawyers provide to be very solid and practical. They really understand compliance from a PRC and US perspective, work well with US law firms, and manage their clients very well. They are always one of the first law firms I call for PRC regulatory advice for our clients. ’

‘Eric Jiang is exceptionally responsive on complex regulatory laws. He doesn’t just quote the law to us and indicate how complex the laws are, rather, he looks for solutions and help in navigating the regulations so that clients can find a way forward.’

Eric Jiang is very authoritative and knowledgeable about PRC laws, particularly data security laws.

Key clients

Zhong De Securities Co.

Kangde Xin Composite Material Group Co.

A Director & a Senior Executive of Hualing Xingma Automobile (Group) Co.

State Grid Yingda Group

Thermo Fisher Scientific (China) Co.


Work highlights

  • Represented Zhong De Security in its securities fraud litigation and administrative investigation procedures arising from disclosure violation committed by Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp., Beijing.
  • Represented Kangdexin Composite Material Group in its administrative investigation, securities fraud litigation and criminal litigation.
  • Represented a director and senior executive of Hualing Xingma Automobile (Group) Co. in the hearing of administrative penalties for suspected insider trading.


The regulatory practice at JunHe spans a range of areas, including legal and compliance digitisation, cross-border data transfers, data privacy, and environmental, health and safety compliance. The team has recently been expanding with the addition of white-collar crime expert and practice head Leon Liu, who joined in July 2022 from Yuanda China Law Offices. Liu is well-versed in government and internal investigations, while co-head David Tang is an expert in international trade, economic sanctions and export control. Lingyun He handles a range of dispute resolution cases. Carol Sun joined the team from Yuanda China Law Offices in March 2022, and specialises in cross-border government enforcement and investigations.

Practice head(s):

David Tang; Yingling Wei; Leon Liu

Other key lawyers:

George Zhu; Elvis Zhou; Carol Sun; Lingyun He


‘My impression of the different teams is very positive. They are very comfortable dealing with US lawyers and our clients, very patient explaining the intricacies of PRC law and how to navigate the differences between different legal systems. The more complex the matter, the more these teams rise to the challenge. ’

‘Leon Liu works on government enforcement and investigations matters. He has a great demeanour with clients, who respect him, but even more importantly, like to engage with him. He is very knowledgeable about PRC legal authorities and comfortable engaging with them on behalf of his clients. David Tang is our go-to expert on matters of PRC sanctions and export controls, everyone should have him on speed dial.’

Work highlights

Llinks Law Offices

Part of the wider corporate practice, the compliance team at Llinks Law Offices assists multinationals, state-owned companies, private enterprises and listed companies with regulatory advice. Anti-corruption, trade control and investment regulation, environmental protection, and data compliance issues are all handled by the team. Practice head David Pan uses his experience from the US to advise international and Chinese businesses on Chinese compliance law and has clients spanning energy, auto, investment, manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceutical industries. Pan is also well-versed in anti-corruption issues, often assisting clients with implementing anti-corruption compliance programs and helping to train employees and management on compliance requirements.

Practice head(s):

David Pan

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Gu

Key clients

IDEXX Laboratories

SKF Bearings Shanghai

Essilor (China) Investment Co.

Red Star Macalline Group Corporation

Venator Materials PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Pudong Procuratorate on non-prosecution program for company Q which was involved in internet information crime.
  • Advised Alibaba Health on anti-corruption due diligence for its investment in ‘Come To Future Tech’.
  • Advising Covestro (China) Co. on trade secrets protection.

Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Zhao Sheng Law Firm is sought out by financial institutions for its transactional and advisory expertise of financial markets. The practice is able to fully advise banks, asset management, securities, and insurance entities on their Chinese compliance and regulatory issues, leveraging its partnership with Linklaters to aid in multijurisdictional matters. Colette Pan spearheads the practice, specialising in the financial services space and advising on specific financial regulations and compliance issues. Pan is supported by Eric Liu who focuses on cross-border investments, and Ying Zhou who is experienced in financial market infrastructures and related issues.

Practice head(s):

Colette Pan

Other key lawyers:

Eric Liu; Ying Zhou

Work highlights

  • Advised an international bank on its issuance and distribution of a few different interest and currency-linked structured products to the retail public in Hong Kong.
  • Advising an international data provider on updates in respect of the compliance and regulatory requirements of their various product suite offering.