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Compliance/Regulatory

Compliance/Regulatory

Many countries around the world, including the US and UK, have in recent years stepped up their enforcement of anti-corruption and anti-commercial bribery laws, including the US’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK’s Bribery Act. The government authorities in these countries have not only enlarged the scope and increased the number of official investigations, but have also stiffened the resulting penalties. At the same time, China’s administrative agencies, including the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the Public Security Bureau, the General Administration of Customs, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the China Food and Drug Administration, as well as China’s judicial authorities also have accelerated their pursuit of anti-corruption and anti-commercial bribery administrative or criminal actions and penalties. Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Regulatory Compliance / Anti-corruption Practice Group team is comprised of a distinguished collection of experienced lawyers, former judges and former procurators, and has handled numerous high-profile compliance, anti-corruption and anti-commercial bribery cases. Zhong Lun is a leading law firm in this practice area in China and provides a broad range of related services.

 

Scope of Services

 

  • Localization of anti-corruption and anti-commercial bribery policies, systems and other safeguard mechanisms for foreign-owned companies operating in China
  • Management training and knowledge assessments on foreign and PRC anti-corruption and anti-commercial bribery laws and regulations
  • Ongoing operational advice on compliance developments and internal investigations
  • Emergency representation of, and hotline services for, senior management of corporate clients and their employees dealing with compliance investigations and disputes
  • Compliance services before, during and after acquisition and green field investment transactions to mitigate potential legal risks
  • Compliance investigations of transaction vendors, including their shareholders, controlling persons and senior management personnel
  • Corruption and bribery prevention services
  • Compliance advise in regard to transaction structuring