Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners has 'robust legal and regulatory knowledge' and assists clients with a comprehensive service. This includes: corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance, and related contentious issues. Key areas of expertise regarding compliance are data protection, anti-bribery and corruption, environmental protection and more. The team has in-depth knowledge of the domestic and international regulatory landscapes such as the USA, from which multinational clients benefit. The firm has a broad client base and advises companies in TMT, finance, automotive, and life sciences. Kate Yin heads the Beijing team and Benjamin Miao leads in Shanghai.

Practice head(s):

Kate Yin; Benjamin Miao

Other key lawyers:

Melody Wang; Yanjun ZhuangDerrick Zhao

Testimonials

Fangda has a market leading civil and criminal regulatory and compliance practice with a perfect blend of: robust legal and regulatory knowledge; deep connections with and understanding of how the regulators and prosecutors think; and practical and commercial advice delivered in language that clients understand and respect.’

Melody Wang is a stand out partner in this area. She has tremendous experience on complex, high value, international matters and is a trusted advisor, shrewd tactician and has a deep understanding of the importance of the risks posed in other jurisdictions when developing a global strategy. We rate Melody very highly having worked closely with her on a significant cross border matter.’

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons has a specialist regulatory and compliance practice that works with a range of multinationals and domestic clients, offering clients advice on a wide range of matters. Particular areas of expertise include anti-bribery and corruption. The team additionally offers clients routine compliance advice, training and development, audits and reviews. Practice head Harry Liu specialises in dispute resolution and has experience in handling FCPA and compliance issues. Wu Wei also heads the practice and has a strong background in corporate compliance and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Wu Wei; Harry Liu

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Key clients

China General Nuclear Power Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised China General Nuclear Power Corporation on compliance-related matters.
  • Defended the client in an alleged bribery case.

Yuanda China Law Offices

Yuanda China Law Offices formerly known as MWE China Law Offices, recently announced a strategic alliance with Winston & Strawn LLP which has bolstered the firm's regulatory and compliance practice. The team handles white collar crime, employment actions, FCPA matters, and cross-border government investigations. A key area of strength is data and cybersecurity, an important growth area for the firm and sector. Managing partner John Huang and Leon Liu, are the notable co-heads of the global corporate compliance group. Head of data, Carol Sun and senior foreign counsel Michelle Gon are also recommended.

Other key lawyers:

James Jiang; Andy Pan

Global Law Office

Global Law Office has an extensive client offering advising on risk assessment, compliance policy, training, and investigations. Corporate investigation and anti-bribery are particular areas of expertise. The practice handles compliance issues in a wide range sectors including healthcare, technology, and manufacturing. The firm is a founding party of the Association of China Compliance Professionals which further illustrates the team's expertise. Alan Zhou has an established background in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and co-heads the compliance practice with Weiwei Gu, who specialises in dispute resolution and employment.

Practice head(s):

Alan Zhou; Weiwei Gu

Other key lawyers:

Michael Weng; Jacky Li

Key clients

Leverate Technological Trading Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Leverate Technological Trading Ltd. on a government investigation and handling a malicious cyber-attack case on the client’s server.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm has expertise in M&A compliance, antitrust, data protection, and internal investigations. The firm has a strong client base with leading household names including Pfizer, Sanofi China, and Nestlé (China) Ltd. Gary Gao heads the compliance practice. Key individuals include Wang Jihong, who has a focus in construction and real estate, as well as Liu Xiangwen who specialises in arbitration and dispute resolution. Baosheng Zhang in dispute resolution and Xue Yi in corporate are also noted.

Testimonials

Experienced in legal practices in pharmaceutical industry – listen to client and tailor client’s needs – sometimes go beyond client’s needs to provide comprehensive advice and solution.’

Key clients

Bang & Olufsen Enterprise Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Arrow (China) Electronics Trading Co., Ltd.

SIBUR International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Cinda Securities Co., Ltd.

China Communications Construction Group Limited

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.

Jiangxi Water Conservancy & Water Electricity Construction General Company

China Tianchen Engineering Corporation

Hualu Engineering & Technology Co.,Ltd.

Giorgio Armani, SMCP, Dolce & Gabbana and other high-end fashion brands

Pfizer Inc.

Beaufour-IPSEN (Tianjin) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

BOE Technology Group Go., Ltd.

Nestlé (China) Ltd.

Novogene Co., Ltd

Sinovant Science Co., Ltd

Shaanxi Buchang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Beijing RealAI Science Co., Ltd.

HTA Co., Ltd.

Wuhan Thalys Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

SK Hynix

Shanghai Microport Medical (Group) Co., Ltd.

Danone Asia-Pacific Management Co., Ltd.

eBay Inc.

Dyson Technology (Shanghai) Limited

Hang Lung Properties Limited

Swarovski (Shanghai) Tr

Work highlights

  • Advise State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) on the establishment of an overseas compliance system.
  • Represented Seven executives, managers and supervisors of Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp., Beijing for alleged illegal information disclosures of the company in the hearing of Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted Sinotrans with a comprehensive and detailed anti-monopoly compliance legal service.

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers offers clients a range of regulatory and compliance services with particular expertise in corporate and TMT. Key areas of work include cross-border and domestic regulatory issues, advising government agencies, obtaining regulatory approvals and providing strategic advice to clients. Founding and managing partner Richard Ma heads the practice alongside Zheng Zha, a key figure in the corporate and M&A team. Cloud Li advises on compliance in TMT and Xikang Wang focuses on corporate governance.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ma; Zheng Zha

Other key lawyers:

Cloud Li; Xikang Wang

Key clients

Air Products

Airbnb

AkzoNobel

Alibaba Group Inc.

ARM

Aruba Networks

ByteDance

CBS Corporation

China Seed International

Cirium (Flight Global)

CloudFlare

Comcast Communications

Dulwich College

Elsevier Limited

Eton College

Evernote Corporation

General Electrics

Hannover Fairs

Haufe Group

Helix Leisure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hyundai Motor

Intel

J.D. Power

LexisNexis Legal Professional & Risk Solutions

Lindsay Corporation

Macmillan Publishers

Messe München Group

Mitsui & Co., Ltd

Mobike

NBA

NBC Universal

Netflix

Newegg

OPPO

Princeton University Press

Prinova Solutions

Reckitt Benckiser

Reed Business Information (RBI)

Reed Exhibitions

RELX Group

Research Square (AJE)

Samsung Electronics

Schaeffler

Schneider Electric

Shell / Royal Dutch Shell

Siam Cement Group (SCG)

Signify

Simon & Schuster

SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd

Springer Nature

Temasek Holdings

Veraxen Ltd

Vonage

Warburg Pincus

Work highlights

  • Advised on compliance and regulatory issues with respect to restructuring Comcast’s China operations.
  • Advised CBS on applications and partnerships to acquire and/or use operating licenses in China’s strictly controlled telecoms market.
  • Advised Airbnb on payment services and other e-commerce operating permits.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices has a range of experience in enhancing regulatory compliance and assisting clients with internal audits and investigations. The firm's client base includes multinationals and foreign-invested enterprises. The firm has represented multinationals' PRC subsidiaries in PRC anti-bribery and deals with FCPA, and UK bribery investigations. The practice has a particular focus on assisting healthcare and pharmaceutical clients with regulatory matters such as procurement and anti-bribery. Beijing-based Chen Ma and David Tang in Shanghai co-head the practice.

Other key lawyers:

Xiaoming Li; Wei Huang; Min Zhu