Chambers Seminar: Regulatory Update

Regulatory Update: Data Compliance and Trade War Risks


Time: 14:00 – 15:30


Session 1 
This session will look at government enforcement in China and abroad, in particular:

- Enforcement trends and legislative updates regarding data protection, anti-bribery, sanction and export control and other compliance areas;
- Impact of the trade war for companies in China and Chinese companies operating abroad;
- What to expect in the near future


Session 2  

This session will focus on what companies should do in the mist of the trade-war

- How companies should get ready for increasing government enforcement
- What are the most desired compliance programs
- Lessons and pitfalls




Kate Yin
Fangda Partners

Ms. Yin’s practice focuses on internal investigation and regulatory compliance. Ms. Yin has represented multinational companies in a broad spectrum of industries, including pharmaceutical and medical device, technology, finance, consumer products, entertainment and service industry. Ms. Yin has conducted internal investigations in an array of matters, such as potential violation of anti-bribery laws, accounting fraud and other securities law, anti-money laundering (“AML”), conflict of interest, embezzlement, and other violations of compliance policies. Ms. Yin has managed various internal investigations for publicly traded corporations as well as private companies.  Ms. Yin also has extensive experience with compliance due diligence as well as advising clients on policies and procedures.  Ms. Yin has represented clients in prosecutions by the Chinese and U.S. governments.

Among Ms. Yin’s substantive areas of expertise is anticorruption. Ms. Yin has extensive experience advising clients on anticorruption issues and conducting related investigations for clients in Asia. She has assisted multinational companies with internal investigations of potential violation of Chinese anti-bribery laws triggered by the Administration for Industry and Commerce (“AIC”) investigations as well as investigations of potential violation of foreign anticorruption laws including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  Ms. Yin has extensive experience advising clients on anticorruption due diligence as well as compliance policies.


Derrick Zhao
Fangda Partners

Mr. Zhao has practiced as an attorney in private practice and as in-house counsel for many years, and has acquired extensive experience in helping domestic and multinational companies to establish, improve and implement key internal compliance policies and systems and in identifying and mitigating compliance risks for companies.

Mr. Zhao has assisted domestic and multinational companies, from different industries, on all types of compliance matters, such as compliance advisory, business models review, conducting internal investigation, assisting clients in government enforcement actions and public crisis, assisting clients to build and implement compliance programs, and conducting compliance due diligence in M&A and investment transactions, as well as handing compliance related litigations and representing clients in white-collar crimes.

Mr. Zhao focuses on areas such as anti-bribery and corruption, anti-fraud, data protection and privacy, advertisement compliance, sanction and export control, and state secrets.



Allen Gao
Vice President and Regional General Counsel
SAP Greater China

For more than 20 years Allen has experience in working with both private practice and Fortune 500 companies’ in-house legal departments, especially in areas such as corporate governance, compliance, dispute resolutions, employment law, trade unions, government relationships, commercial negotiations and in-house legal department management.

Major working experience includes currently being VP, Regional General Counsel at SAP Greater China (Shanghai, China); from 2012-2014 he was VP, Head of Legal, Bristol Myers Squibb Greater China (Shanghai, China); from 2008-2012 he was Senior Legal Director, Dell Asia Pacific (Singapore); from 1999-2008 he was Legal Director, Dell China (Xiamen, China) and from 1996-1999 he was Foreign Legal Advisor, Haridass Ho & Partners (Singapore).



Li Shen
Chief Legal Officer
Noah Holdings Ltd

Li Shen is an experienced legal specialist with extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution, investments and M&A. He has a Ph.D. in International Law, L.L.M. in Civil and Commercial Law and L.L.B from East China University of Political Science and Law, and successively served as the Vice Director of Division and Judge of Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, and the Legal Director of Red Star Macalline Group Corporation Limited (1528.HK).

Currently he works as the Chief Legal Officer of Noah Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NOAH) and the Arbitrator of Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, Shanghai Arbitration Commission and Hangzhou Arbitration Commission, and is a mediator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

He is also the Vice President of Shanghai Corporate Counsel Association and a Distinguished Professor of the Lawyers Institute and the Academic Advisor of the Master Students of East China University of Political Science and Law.


Yi Yong
Legal Counsel
Eli Lilly China