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Partners of Zhong Lun Attended the 7th China Anti-Corruption Compliance Forum 2019 2019-06-11

During May 30th to May 31st 2019, Mr. Xiangwen LIU and Ms. Changyu FU, partners of Zhong Lun Law Firm, attended the 7th China Anti-Corruption Compliance Forum, made speech and participated in the expert panel discussion respectively.

 

The Forum was hosted by IBS, strongly and actively supported by National Administration for Market Regulation, National Health Commission, People’s Procuratorate of Haidian District in Beijing, Tesla, VMware, some other governmental agencies and transnational enterprises. Attendees of the Forum included the directors of legal affairs/general counsels/chief compliance officers of Fortune Global 500 enterprises, governmental officials, and lawyers, etc. The speakers had profound discussions regarding the hot issues and up-to-date policies of anti-corruption law enforcement,corporate compliance construction,and cross-border investigation, as well as domestic and foreign regulatory environment and tendencies, especially the problems and dilemmas faced by enterprises in daily compliance practice under the background of the current international political and economic situation and the Trade War between China and the United States. By sharing their experiences and views on anti-corruption and compliance, both in practice and theoretical research, the speakers provided practical guidance to professional colleagues.

 

Ms. Changyu FU, partner of Zhong Lun office, presided at the panel discussion on the topic of “the Most Significant Corruption-related Challenges Posed to Businesses in China in the Coming Years” on May 30th. Ms. FU together with compliance officers from Philip Morris, Eaton and other transnational corporations, made an in-depth discussion and analysis on the relevant legal issues a compliance officer may face, provided comprehensive answers to the attendees’ questions, and shared her views and experiences on regulatory risks under the background of new laws including AUCL Law, compliance management and risk control in the WE-Media Era, etc., which aroused great response from the attendees.

 

Mr. Xiangwen LIU, partner of Zhong Lun office, spoke on the topic of “Problems and Suggestions for Chinese Enterprises to Deal with Cross-border Investigation” on May 31st. Based on the current international political situation, economic and trade relations and the Trade War between China and the United States, Mr. LIU comprehensively and thoroughly discussed the types and changes of cross-border investigations faced by Chinese enterprises, the jurisdiction arising from cross-border investigations, the application of laws and the difficulties encountered by enterprises in formulating policies and taking measures to deal with investigations. By analyzing cases such as a commercial bank's response to the US financial regulatory investigation, Mr. LIU made a thorough analysis of the identification and treatment of the defense reasons raised by the overseas courts concerned by Chinese enterprises in invoking Chinese law. The speech received widely positive feedbacks.

 

Zhong Lun Law Firm in the field of compliance consists of more than 30 partners and over 100 professionals, all of whom are experts and lawyers with extensive international vision and profound local experience. The lawyer team in the field of compliance has many backgrounds, including former judges, former prosecutors, former government officials (including Ministry of Commerce, Public Security, Banking Regulatory Commission, Securities Regulatory Commission, National Development and Reform Commission, Customs, Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine, State Administration of Foreign Exchange, environmental protection, and tax, etc.) , as well as attorneys, admitted in China and other jurisdictions, and former compliance officers of major Chinese and international corporations. By providing comprehensive services, which are tailored to clients’ needs, and by handling numerous high-profile cases initiated by both domestic and foreign authorities, Zhong Lun has established its position as a pioneer in this practice area. Zhong Lun was awarded as the top law firm of the year (on compliance/regulatory practice) in 2018 by independent ranking agencies including China Business Law Journal, China Law & Practice, Asialaw Profiles, etc.