HUIHUI LI

Mr. Li has extensive practice experience in cybersecurity and data protection matters under China’s data protection law, especially in matters relating to internal data compliance checks and to gap analysis and compliance assessment for tech-driven products and services.

Mr. Li also has extensive experience in establishing internal data compliance structures, conducting due diligence on data compliance in investment and financing projects, and handling cybersecurity and data protection enforcement matters. Mr. Li has provided legal services to leading companies in various industries, including autonomous driving, e-commerce, fintech, mobile internet, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, privacy computing, telecommunications and transportation.

MURAN SUN

Ms. Sun’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, especially disputes related to telecommunications standard-essential patent licensing that the SEP cases she handled involved the licensing practice of almost all major cellular SEP licensors. Over the past decade, she has represented domestic and oversea clients in a broad range of contentious matters, including patent infringement disputes, anti-monopoly law disputes, FRAND licensing term disputes, and trade secrets disputes. Ms. Sun has also successfully represented clients in licensing agreement negotiations and has advised numerous enterprises on standard-essential patent licensing strategies.

LEI YANG

Mr. Yang’s practice focuses on Regulatory Compliance and Government Enforcement.  Mr. Yang is experienced in conducting internal investigation, compliance review, anti-corruption due diligence as well as establishing corporate compliance programs.

GINGER JIANG

Ms. Jiang is familiar with customs enforcement and smuggling crime enforcement practices and has extensive experience in handling complex criminal matters such as smuggling, administrative reconsideration, administrative litigation, customs law enforcement. As an important member of Fangda Partners’ compliance and government law enforcement team, she provides targeted and feasible solutions to customs law enforcement clients and advises them on the efficient and legal conduct of import and export business.

DANIEL WANG

Before joining Fangda, Dr. Wang worked in the court system for 12 years as a judge assistant and then a judge. He had rich experience in handling cases involving corruption, bribery, civil rights protection, drugs and smuggling. Dr. Wang presided over serious and complex cases many times, with one of the cases he heard being listed in the Criminal Guidance Cases by the Supreme People’s Court. Dr. Wang participated in researching and revising the crime of securities fraud in the Eighth Amendment to the Criminal Law. His professional thesis and articles have been published in top law journals. Dr. Wang was awarded the honorary title of Beijing Model Judge by the Beijing Higher People’s Court in 2014.

SWITA GAN

Swita joined Fangda Partners in 2017. Before joining the firm, she worked at another major Chinese firm practicing antitrust and competition law for four years.

COOK XU

Mr. Xu has assisted various multinational and local companies in a variety of regulatory compliance matters and government investigations related to commercial bribery, embezzlement, environmental matters, FCPA, food safety, and taxation by proposing, negotiating, and achieving solutions.

FANGZHENG LI

Mr. Li has extensive experience in handling complex white collar crime and government enforcement matters. As a key member of Fangda’s compliance and government enforcement team, he provides strategic guidance and advocacy to clients facing government investigations and conducts internal investigations related to anti-corruption, securities fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and other related matters. In addition, he has long counseled corporations and their boards on compliance and corporate governance issues. Before joining Fangda, Mr. Li involved in law enforcement and investigation of criminal and economic crimes in public security authorities for more than 13 years.

JIN WANG

Ms. Wang has more than 10 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of Chinese competition law, including merger control, administrative investigations, and antitrust compliance. She has advised clients in a broad range of industry sectors, including healthcare, automobiles, chemicals, consumer products and retail, real estate, container shipping, energy and natural resources, high-tech, infrastructure and transportation, and private equity.

LINGQI WANG

Lingqi specializes in commercial dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency, particularly matters with cross-border elements. As litigation and arbitration counsel for corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds, and financial institutions, Lingqi handles significant commercial cases, including disputes involving buyout/minority investment, joint ventures, corporate control, contract and other complex commercial matters. In areas of restructuring and insolvency, Lingqi regularly acts as court-appointed administrator or counsel for shareholders, debtors, creditors and restructuring sponsors in large, complex cases of out-of-court restructuring, liquidation, reorganization and involuntary dissolution.

CHRISTOPH VAN OPSTAL

Christoph’s practice focuses on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and enforcement actions, including global merger control proceedings and antitrust investigations.

Prior to joining Fangda, Christoph worked in the competition practices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London (practicing EU and UK competition law) and Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney.  As a result, he has first-hand experience in representing clients before various competition authorities and courts globally, including China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, Hong Kong’s Competition Commission, the European Commission, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

PATRICK XIAO

Mr. Xiao handles complicated and sophisticated commercial disputes for listed companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, financial institutions and foreign invested corporations in China. His cases include disputes involving merge and acquisition, restructuring, investment and financing, joint-ventures, corporate governance, right of control contest, commercial contracts and hybrid cases involving both criminal and civil liabilities, etc. Mr. Xiao also has extensive experience in compliance matters in the realm of securities laws and anti-corruption investigations.

KAILIN WANG

Ms. Wang has represented multinational companies, listed companies, and private companies in dealing with compliance issues and providing compliance legal opinions on Chinese anti-bribery laws and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This representation includes conducting internal investigations, conducting compliance due-diligence for investment deals, responding to government enforcement actions, building corporate compliance programs, coping with the Cyber Security Law, and dealing with other compliance issues.

Ms. Wang is apt at discovering a company’s compliance risks and providing remediation opinions grounded in the specific industry and based on media searches, key-person interviews, document reviews, financial reviews and compliance system checks. Ms. Wang has advised companies operating in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, internet, education, chemical equipment, aerospace and hotel industries.

HELEN SHI

Recognized by Chambers  Partners as “an icon of arbitration”, Ms. Shi has acted in more than 100 cases, representing many multinational companies and large domestic enterprises in a wide range of disputes, including disputes arising from equity acquisitions, oil and gas projects, hotel management, aircraft leasing and construction. Ms. Shi represents clients in litigation before the Chinese courts and in arbitration before the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules.

Ms. Shi has also participated as an arbitrator in over 50 cases. Moreover, being an experienced legal practitioner, she has also provided Chinese legal opinions and testified as an expert in a number of Chinarelated overseas court cases and arbitrations, including court proceedings in Hong Kong and Canada as well as arbitration conducted before HKIAC and an ad hoc tribunal in London.

Before joining Fangda Partners in 2005, Ms. Shi practiced with an international law firm for six years in Beijing and New York City, focusing on dispute resolution. Her previous experience also includes three years as legal counsel at CIETAC in Beijing. Ms. Shi is qualified in China and the State of New York.

Whos Who Legal says: “Helen Shi is an acclaimed lawyer, recommended for her strong experience as both counsel and arbitrator in international commercial disputes.” Whos Who Legal, 2020

Chambers  Partners remarks: “Helen is widely considered as one of the leading practitioners in the arbitration arena.” She is especially well known for handling SIAC and HKIAC cases and is regularly instructed by entities from the energy, media and investment sectors. She receives praise from many sources, one of whom remarked: “She is a clientoriented person and we have had good experience working with her. In terms of professional knowledge and ability to handle our needs, she is superb.” Chambers AsiaPacific, 2020

MICHAEL HAN

Mr. Han has more than 15 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of Chinese competition law, covering a broad range of industry sectors, including chemicals, consumer products and retail, container shipping, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, hightech, infrastructure and transport, private equity and telecoms. Mr. Han also has extensive experiences in advising clients on issues relating to PRC national security review for foreign investment.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Han was based in China as a partner of a leading international law firm, heading its antitrust practice in the Greater China region. Michael has also worked as an official with MOFTEC (now the Ministry of Commerce, or MOFCOM). He offers clients advice drawn from his rich experience as both a regulator in China and as a practitioner.

In addition to his understanding and knowledge of MOFCOM, Mr. Han had extensive experience in dealing with the other two antimonopoly enforcement agencies that regulated conduct under the antimonopoly law  the National Development  Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)  before their merger with MOFCOM into the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). This experience enables him to keep clients abreast of legal developments in a timely fashion, while providing practical compliance advice.

Mr. Han has been ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Chinese competitionantitrust law by Chambers Asia every year since 2009. He is also recognized as a leading antitrust practitioner in China in Global Competition Reviews International Whos Who of Competition Lawyers and PLCs Which Lawyer.

LISA ZHAO

Ms. Zhao has over 10 years specialized and comprehensive experience in practicing both contentious and non-contentious labor and employment law in China. Her work includes: (i) helping clients establish and improve internal rules, policies and documents, including offer letters, employment contracts, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, training agreements, labor dispatch agreements, labor outsourcing agreements, employee handbooks and other special policies; (ii) providing legal advice on daily labor and employment questions, including questions related to recruitment, salary and benefits, rest and vacation, training, work-related injury, social insurance, employment of expatriates, labor dispatch, amendment of employment terms, and termination of employment; (iii) conducting employment-related due diligence in the course of commercial transactions such as equity transfers, asset sales, and company restructuring and shutdown, (iv) advising on tailored personnel arrangements and compensation strategies and supporting the implementation of those strategies; (v) creating employee layoff plans; (vi) participating in employee misconduct investigations and advising on employee disciplinary actions; (vii) helping clients draft, review and revise employee share incentive plans and related legal documents; and (viii) representing clients in labor dispute arbitration, litigation and settlement.

Ms. Zhao also has ample experience in corporate law matters. She acted as an external legal consultant to multiple enterprises, and represented clients in their onshore and offshore investment transactions in relation to healthcare, and education and high-tech sectors. This corporate law experience equips her with business acumen, enables her to advise on labor and employment matters in a practical manner befitting client business needs, and prepares her to deal with cross-issues between labor law and other areas.

YI CHEN

Ms. Chen has extensive experience advising multinational companies, private equity funds and major real estate funds on complex transactions, including cross- border M&A, private equity investments, foreign direct investments and restructurings, as well as on general corporate matters.   Her practice encompasses a wide range of industry sectors including manufacturing, internet and information technology, real estate, environmental protection, entertainment, and life sciences.

YANJUN ZHUANG

Mr. Zhuang has extensive experience in criminal defense and government enforcement, as well as in anti-fraud internal investigations for both multinational companies and domestic Chinese companies. Mr. Zhuang has served clients in a broad range of industries, such as life sciences, TMT, manufacturing, real estate, automobile, and finance. Mr. Zhuang excels in uncovering sophisticated fraud schemes and recovering millions of dollars for clients in criminal and civil matters and investigations.

Mr. Zhuang has been interviewed by CCTV for his outstanding work and has written a number of articles such as Corruption Investigation Strategy, “6.23” Special Case Investigation Strategy, Lack of Qualification Has Become a Killer in Serious Accidents, How to Strengthen Internal Supervision of Procuratorial Agencies through Case Management, and Record of Investigation of Beijing Computer Factory No.1 Corruption and Embezzlement Case. Mr. Zhuang is also a primary author of 2015 – 2016 Blue Book on Chinese Anti-Commercial Bribery, 2016 – 2017 Blue Book on Chinese Compliance and Anti-Commercial Bribery, 《2017-2018 China Annual Compliance Bluebook》、《2018-2019 China Annual Compliance Bluebook》、《2019-2020 China Annual Compliance Bluebook》、and Inspiration from Cooperation Policy of the FCPA Enforcement.

Mr. Zhuang was awarded as “Acknowledged Lawyer” in the field of corporate investigation/anti- corruption by Chambers’ 2019 Asia-Pacific Legal Guide.

Mr. Zhuang was awarded “2020 Rising Star” in the field of regulation and compliance by The Legal 500.

Mr. Zhuang was awarded “Up and Coming Lawyer” in the field of Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption by Chambers Asia Pacific 2021.

WILLIAM HUANG

Mr. Huang has great experience in corporate finance, general banking, in particular in syndication loans, company restructure, mergers and acquisition, listing in domesticoverseas stock exchanges for PRC companies.

TIAN TIAN

Ms. Tian’s practice covers various types of intellectual property cases. Ms. Tian specializes in handling internet-related unfair competition disputes as well as typical intellectual property disputes. Ms. Tian has considerable experience in managing complex litigation and guides her clients in developing their overall dispute resolution strategy.

Several of Ms. Tian’s cases are ranked among the top IP cases in China. For example, the Mr. Michael Jordan case, a series of trademark invalidation cases, was selected as one of the “Top 10 IP Cases”, the “Top 10 Civil and Administrative Cases” and the “Guiding Cases” by the Supreme Court.

PETER YUEN

Mr. Yuen’s practice spans a number of areas including international and regional arbitration, China-related commercial arbitration and complex commercial litigation. Peter regularly acts for clients in complex commercial disputes before the Hong Kong courts and is experienced as coordinating counsel in cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes, particularly in matters involving court proceedings in China. He has also established a busy practice in regulatory and corporate compliance and has conducted a considerable number of corporate internal investigations in Hong Kong and China.

Although Mr. Yuen’s professional career to date has focused on counsel work, he also accepts arbitral appointments and sits as arbitrator. He is on the panel of BAC and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and on the list of HKIAC arbitrators.

Mr. Yuen has been ranked as a leading individual for international arbitration in Chambers Asia since 2010. In recent years, he has handled a number of notable cases, including acting for a Hong Kong-listed company in an action against Next Magazine for libel and malicious falsehood, acting for San Want Media Holdings in a shareholder dispute over the control of ATV, and acting for an energy company in SIAC arbitration in a RMB 3 billion dispute over natural gas supply.

Peter Yuen “gets to the crux of the issues very quickly and guides the client throughout the process to find solutions to issues.” He is recognized for his expertise in shareholder and fraud-related disputes, as well as acting on contentious regulatory and enforcement matters. One source praises his “extensive experience and knowledge in the field and ability to offer valid, practical advice.” Another client praises his “experience in international arbitration”, noting that he is “accommodating and extremely hard working”  – Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2020

PETER CHEN

Mr. Chen represents leading corporate and major financial institution clients, including China Resources Phoenix Healthcare Holdings Company Limited, Yili Group, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Peter has advised clients in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, gaming, technology, telecom, financial services and consumer products.

PEIBING QI

Before joining Fangda Partners in 2017, Dr. Qi has worked in the court system for 18 years.

OLGA BOLTENKO

Ms. Boltenko is an investment and trade lawyer with over ten years of experience in public international law and investor-State dispute resolution. She has acted as legal counsel in investor-state disputes under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the ICSID, the SCC, the ICC, the LCIA, and as tribunal secretary in dozens of commercial disputes in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, construction, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals, across Asia and beyond.

Ms. Boltenko teaches a master of laws degree in arbitration and ADR with a focus on Belt & Road investment law at The University of Hong Kong. She is also a professor of law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she teaches a course in investment law at the dual degree program with the Free University of Brussels.

Ms. Boltenko is admitted to the roll of solicitors of the Hong Kong SAR, to the Bar Association of the Primorsky Region of the Russian Federation, and she is registered as a foreign lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Ms. Boltenko is listed as an arbitrator on the panels of the HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, CIETAC, AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa), and XAAC (Xi’An Arbitration Commission).

MING KANG

Mr. Kang specializes in foreign-related Chinese arbitration and international commercial arbitration.  He has participated in numerous domestic and international arbitration cases in all capacities — including as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness. As an arbitrator, he has adjudicated more than 1,000 foreign-related Chinese arbitration and international commercial arbitration cases. As an expert, he has dealt with numerous domain name disputes in connection with CIETAC’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center. Mr. Kang is on the arbitrator panels of domestic Chinese and foreign arbitration institutions including SIAC, HKIAC, ACP, KCAB, CIETAC, and CMAC.  Mr. Kang was one of the first eight arbitrators of Chinese nationality included on SIAC arbitrator list.

Mr. Kang has received the State Council Special Allowance since 2005 and has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as an “Eminent Practitioner” in the area of “Dispute Resolution: Arbitration” in 2019 and 2020.

Kang Ming has an enviable reputation as a particularly “well-established practitioner” in the arbitration space, sources emphasizing that “he is a very good lawyer.” He appears particularly frequently in cases considered at CIETAC.

——Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020

MATTHEW TOWNSEND

Matthew Townsend is an arbitration lawyer with over a decade of experience. Based in Hong Kong, his practice is primarily focused on international arbitration and dispute resolution, often (but not always) involving Chinese parties.

Matthew has acted as counsel in a number of jurisdictions under a number of different arbitration rules. His practice focuses on the energy, infrastructure, construction, technology and international trade sectors. Matthew routinely personally conducts the advocacy for his clients before arbitral tribunals.

Matthew is mentioned in legal directories with comments as follows:

“Abundant experience in international arbitration proceedings as counsel and arbitrator” with a “‘sharp and innovative approach’ in hearings” (Who’s Who Legal, 2021)

“A well-regarded practitioner.” (Chambers & Partners, 2019)

“Smart and sensible” (Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“Recognised for his language skills, with interviewees noting his fluency in Mandarin.” (Chambers & Partners, 2017)

“Extremely clever and a very nice guy, he is great to work with” (Who’s Who Legal 2017)

“Effective” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015)

Matthew is also a regular writer and speaker on international arbitration and on business and law in China.

Matthew accepts arbitral appointments.

Examples of Matthew’s experience include:

MARK LEHMKUHLER

Mr. Lehmkuhler has practiced in Asia for nearly two decades, specializing in M&A and private equity transactions with a particular focus on technology, financial services, energy, healthcare, life sciences and infrastructure. He has deep experience across a broad range of transactions, including private equity portfolio investments and exits, leveraged buyouts, tender offers, privatizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as private equity fund formation.

Mr. Lehmkuhler was formerly a partner at Davis Polk and, more recently, a partner at Orrick in Hong Kong. Over the course of his career, he has represented a broad array of clients on cross-border deals, including large, complex M&A and private equity transactions for leading Chinese corporate clients such as ICBC, CNOOC, Kuok Group, China Resources and Shanda, private equity firms such as CITIC Capital, and global financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Credit Suisse.

Mr. Lehmkuhler is admitted to practice in New York and Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar, an editor of the Virginia Law Review, and a member of the Order of the Coif academic honor society. Over the course of his career, he has been consistently recognized as a leading practitioner by prestigious legal publications such as Chambers Asia:

“…‘a high sense of integrity, creative and easy to work with, and provides advice that’s really actionable,’ report impressed clients.”

“…‘among the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with,’ comments one interviewee…especially well regarded for his experience representing Asia-focused private equity funds making investments into Chinese market.”

“…very effective in head-to-head negotiations with other firms and principals, and finds very creative solutions to the difficult aspects of deals.”

“…held in high esteem by market sources… ‘commercial and hands-on when it comes to managing transactions’.”

“… a fine balance between Wall Street and Asia… client-friendly and very effective.”

“…‘a very detail-oriented and focused lawyer’… admired for his experience in cross-border M&A.”

KATE YIN

Ms. Yin is a recognized leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially challenging crossborder matters.   Ms. Yin has been ranked as band 1 lawyer for “Corporate InvestigationAnticorruption” by Chambers Asia and “RegulatoryCompliance” and “Data Protection” by Legal 500, and “Regulatory and Compliance Lawyer of the Year” by China Law  Practice.

Ms. Yin has represented clients in a wide arrange of areas, such as antibribery, antiunfair competition,  data protection, accounting fraud, securities law, antimoney laundering, conflict of interest, trade secret and sanction and export control.  With deep insights into government enforcements and market practices, Ms. Yin is highly sought after in most challenging government enforcements and corporate investigations, particularly those involving multijurisdictions.  Ms. Yin has successfully defended clients in government enforcements and helped clients avoid hefty penalties and headline stories.

Ms. Yin participated in various high profile cases such as GSK Chinese commercial bribery prosecution and Siemens FCPA monitorship.  Highly regarded as a leader in the compliance field, Ms. Yin has been engaged by the CLA under the Ministry of Justice as the expert on compliance to author the Annual Blue Book on Compliance in China for the last six years.   Ms. Yin is also an expert of TC260 responsible for drafting implementation measures for the Cyber Security Law.

Anticorruption and multilateral bank sanctions are among Ms. Yins areas of expertise.  Ms. Yin has extensive experience in providing comprehensive legal services relating to antibribery and multilateral bank sanctions for multinational and Chinese companies, including establishing tailormaid compliance programs, conducting complex internal investigations, evaluating compliance risks in cuttingedge business models, and responding to government enforcements and crisis management.

Data compliance is another practice area of Ms. Yins expertise.  Ms. Yin helps clients establishing global data protection program, conducting data compliance due diligence, advising client on challenging crossborder data transfer involving state secrets, important data and personal information reviews in connection with government enforcements and litigation as well as daily operation.

Ms. Yin also has extensive experience in export control and sanctions.  Ms. Yin has represented a number of stateowned and private companies listed on the Entity List by the BIS, establishing sanctions and export control compliance program, assist clients in a wide range of industries on export control and sanction risks under PRC laws.

JASON LI

Before joining Fangda in September 2012, Mr. Li has worked in the court system in Shanghai for over 15 years.

Since joining Fangda, Mr. Li mainly engages in commercial contract disputes and legal services in relation to finance, intellectual property and labor disputes. Moreover, Mr. Li deals with some significant liquidation and bankruptcy cases.

JAMES HU

Mr. Hu joined Fangda in 2000. Prior to joining Fangda, Mr. Hu had worked in Shanghai court for years.

Mr. Hu has advised numerous multinational and domestic clients, and has highly recognized and over 25 years experiences in dealing with complex and high profile litigations and arbitrations involving patent, copyright, trademark, antirust, unfair competition, and commercial transaction.

Mr. Hu’s one representative case, standard essential patent (SEP) antitrust and licensing rate setting litigation, InterDigital v. Huawei, was listed as the annual Top 10 IP Cases by the PRC Supreme Court. As the first-ever SEP licensing rate setting lawsuit in China, this case has been attached great importance worldwide, taken reference and cited in many later SEP cases.

HOWARD CHAN

Howard’s practice spans a number of areas including complex commercial disputes before the Hong Kong courts and arbitral tribunals, contentious regulatory and corporate compliance matters, alternative dispute resolution including mediation, and anti-corruption investigations in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.  Howard also regularly acts as coordinating counsel in cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes, particularly those involving court proceedings in China.  Howard is experienced in acting for corporations, financial institutions, asset management companies, investment funds, and high net worth individuals.

Howard has been recognized by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Asialaw for his contentious regulatory and internal investigations practice.

GIL ZHANG

Mr. Zhang practiced in private practice and in-house as senior counsel for many years. He has extensive experience in corporate and compliance work.

Mr. Zhang has advised many clients on global GDPR compliance projects. He has extensive experience in setting up data protection compliance programs in China and localizing GDPR-centric data protection programs and FTC privacy management programs in China. He has also worked on and managed the global Binding Corporate Rules project. He has extensive experience in managing global compliance projects, law enforcement actions, and setting up data protection governance structures as well as various processes to comply with EU GDPR, US laws and personal data protection laws of non-European countries, including China and APAC countries.

Mr. Zhang also advises clients on various law enforcement and contentious matters, such as criminal investigations into alleged infringement of data protection rights, mandatory privacy audits, misappropriation of confidential information by employees, and data breach response and reporting in various jurisdictions. He also advises various clients on data protection issues in relation to emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, big data, and driverless cars.

Mr. Zhang has worked on various personal data protection related matters. These matters include conducting due diligence on target company compliance with Chinese data protection laws in M&A and investment transactions, data mapping, designing personal data collection and consent mechanisms, conducting supplier data protection due diligence, advising on cross-border data transfers and security assessments, drafting privacy policies and app user agreements, advising on data protection impact assessments (DPIA), drafting internal employee-facing privacy compliance requirements, handling data subject requests (DSR) and designing automated DSR processes, and reporting data breaches.

Mr. Zhang has represented many multinational companies and Chinese private companies on various general corporate and compliance matters in the healthcare and life sciences industries. He has advised and worked on various matters such as post-merger and post-acquisition integration, feasibility studies on China business models, drug and device promotion, medical device and life science instrument distribution, third-party sales, intermediary screening and management, government tenders, R&D collaboration and sales and marketing collaboration, intellectual property licensing, corporate restructuring and employment.

Mr. Zhang has extensive experience on various compliance matters including anti-bribery compliance, third-party vendor screening and due diligence, export control including embargo and control of dual-use items, and anti-discrimination and anti-harassment. He has also worked on various internal investigations including employee misconduct, fraud, conflict of interest and other violations of company policies and has responded to government investigations in Asia Pacific countries during his time as in-house counsel, such as responding to KCC’s investigation in Korea.

FANG QI

Dr. Fang Qi has represented clients in all stages of patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright and antitrust litigation. Fang has extensive experience working with electronics, telecommunication, new energy, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, consumer goods, and manufacturing companies. A number of Fang’s cases have been selected as annual leading or top ten cases by the Supreme Court, the regional high courts and the State Intellectual Property Office. Fang is a frequent speaker on  various  intellectual  property and  antitrust issues and co-author of the treatise “Intellectual Property Rights in China” (Westlaw, Business Laws of China). Fang was named as one of the 100 top attorneys by China Business Law Journal and recommended by Chambers, China Law and Practice and Asialaw as a leading lawyer in the intellectual property litigation.

Fang graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and articles editor of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.

DERRICK ZHAO

Mr. Zhao has practiced as an attorney in private practice and as an in-house counsel for many years. He has acquired extensive experience in assisting domestic and multinational companies in establishing, improving and implementing key internal compliance policies and systems and in identifying and mitigating compliance risks for companies. Mr. Zhao has been recognized by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner” in “Regulatory/Compliance”.

Mr. Zhao has assisted domestic and multinational companies in different industries on all types of compliance matters. He has assisted clients in dealing with government enforcement actions and public crises, conducting internal investigations, assessing compliance risks in operations and businesses, conducting compliance due diligence in transactions, building compliance programs, and acting in compliance litigation and proceedings on white-collar crime.

Mr. Zhao focuses on anti-bribery and corruption, sanction and export control, anti-fraud, data protection and privacy, advertising compliance, state secrets law, etc.

CAROLINE HUANG

Ms. Huang started practicing competition law at the same time the PRC anti-monopoly law came into effect in 2008. She is experienced in providing legal advice on merger filings, antitrust administrative investigations and compliance reviews. Her clients operate in a wide range of industries, including consumer products, finance, high-tech, manufacturing, natural resources, pharmaceuticals and shipping.

Ms. Huang has been actively involved in consulting with and providing recommendations to legislators. She also maintains close working relationships with the administrative officials responsible for anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition. Through these interactions, she has obtained a deep understanding of the changes and developments in PRC laws and policies and can use that knowledge to fully assist her clients in communicating with administrative agencies.

CANDY TANG

Ms. Candy Tang was named Next Generation Lawyers in the practice of Investment Funds in the Asia Pacific Name List promulgated by the Legal 500 in year 2019, 2020 and 2021.

ANDREW SKUDDER

Andrew is a competition litigation and dispute resolution specialist. His primary practice areas include commercial and antitrust litigation and coordinating complicated multi-jurisdictional investigations and disputes as well as the provision of behavioral and transactional advice to multinational clients. Andrew is head of our Hong Kong antitrust practice and has been involved in some of the highest profile antitrust investigations in the PRC in recent years. Andrew has recently been appointed by the Hong Kong Competition Commission to the prestigious role of Non-Governmental Advisor.

Before joining the firm, Andrew worked for seven years in the competition litigation department of a top Magic Circle firm in London, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong. Before entering private practice, he lectured postgraduate competition law for many years at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he published and spoke extensively on competition law issues and developed a strong reputation in the field.

He is currently Associate Professor of Law at Middlesex University, Mauritius.

ALEXANDRA YANG

Alexandra Yang is one of China’s premier patent litigators. As a recognized consulting expert to the Chinese Supreme Court’s IP Research Center, she has extensive experience in every area of IP law, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets. Ms. Yang represents many Fortune 500 companies and leading technology companies in their most important matters and cases, such as Apple v. Qualcomm, Apple v. IWNCOMM, Intel v. VSLI, Microsoft v. Neodron, Cisco v. Dunjun, Eli Lilly v. Watson, and New Balance v. Zhou.

Many of Ms. Yang’s cases have been groundbreaking in furthering the development of the intellectual property and competition laws in China. She has argued more than 10 cases before the Supreme Court, with four cases being recognized as “top cases” by the Supreme Court. And the Eli Lilly v. Watson case was the only invention patent case recognized as a “Guidance Case” by the Supreme Court from 2010 to 2020.

Ms. Yang has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP, and Benchmark litigation for her IP practice in China. The most recent awards include Tier 1 Patent Litigator, IAM Patent 1000 (2020), Tier 1 trademark Litigator, WTR (2020), Patent Star, Managing IP (2020), Litigation Star, Benchmark (2020), and others.

IAM recognizes Ms. Yang as one of the “the country’s most formidable patent litigators.” WTR has also recognized Ms. Yang as “the crème de la crème of Chinese IP litigators” who “is heavily involved in multiple high-profile disputes” and “the teams she develops always create and execute winning legal strategies that yield outstanding results.”

ADA ZOU

Ms. Zou advises international corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms on their investments and activities in china, with rich experiences on transactions in the financial and fin-tech sectors, and advises PRC SOEs and private enterprises on their cross-border investments. In addition, Ms. Zou provides regular advice in relation to the Chinese financial market to multiple leading international financial institutions, including advice on market access, code of conduct, and compliance. She is recognized as rising star by china business law journal in 2022.