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Weihua Zhang
United Energy Group Limited
Mr. Leslie Zhang Weihua graduated from Peking University with an LLM in Civil and Commercial Law and is currently the Deputy general manager and general counsel of the Legal Department of United Energy Group Limited. Mr. Zhang has been involved in many landmark transactions in the global oil and gas field in the past dozen or so years and is well versed in cross-border M&A in both theory and practice. He was ranked among the best in-house counsels in the Asia-Pacific region by The Legal 500, a world-renowned authority on legal counseling, and is also a member of the AIPN model contract drafting committee. Mr. Zhang has published a number of articles on law theory and practice in both Chinese and English, including a monograph on cross-border M&A practice entitled Merger & Acquisition: All-Process Practical Guidance and Case Studies to be published on 2016.
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Tony Dong
King & Wood Mallesons
Areas of Practice Tony Dong heads KWM's tax practice in China, and is specialized in PRC tax and business advisory practice. Tony has vast experience in advising clients on China tax and legal matters, including tax planning on investment and business structure, tax compliance and risk management, M&A and restructuring, tax dispute resolution, and tax incentives application, with a broad client portfolio covering pharmaceutical, energy, finance, telecom, IT, e-commerce, real estate, and manufacturing sectors. Tony has successfully represented many multinational and domestic clients on tax controversy projects, including transfer pricing investigation, anti-avoidance investigation, tax audit defense, tax appeal and tax litigation cases in China. Tony has published a number of articles and publications on cross-border taxation, transfer pricing and tax dispute issues, and he is a regular speaker at international tax conferences. Tony has been widely ranked as leading tax lawyer in China, by international legal directories including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500, China Law & Practice, Asia Law Profiles, etc. Work Experience Prior to joining King & Wood in 2009, Tony worked for more than 9 years with Big-4 accounting firms, including PwC in Hong Kong, Deloitte and E&Y in Beijing, advising clients on China tax and business issues. Tony is a graduate of University of International Business and Economics (majored in English) and he obtained the degree of Master of Accounting from USC (University of Southern California) in 1999. Tony is admitted to practice law in the PRC, and he also has the professional qualification of AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and Certified Tax Agent in China. Tony's working languages are English and Mandarin.
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Frances Chan , Director, Head of Corporate Secretarial Services
TMF Group Hong Kong
Ms Frances Chan is a Chartered Secretary and a Certified Public Accountant. She has vast experience in business advisory, corporate governance, project co-ordination, statutory compliance and voluntary liquidations.  She is a member of the Inland Revenue Department Users' Committee, Professional Services Panel Focus Group of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Official Receiver’s Office Service Advisory Committee. She retired as a member of the Companies Registry Customer Liaison Group in March 2015 after achieving her 6 years’ membership. She is a frequent speaker on corporate secretarial related subjects.
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Richard Keady , Partner
Bird & Bird Hong Kong
Richard is a Partner specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration and heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice in Asia. His practice comprises a broad range of commercial disputes including contractual disputes, professional indemnity and insurance matters, shareholder disputes, corporate insolvency, fraud and corruption cases, employment issues, disputes involving trade secrets and confidential information, and infringements of intellectual property rights. Richard has represented clients before the Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal, and Court of Final Appeal, and in arbitrations under the rules of HKIAC and CIETAC. Richard is recognised as a leading individual for dispute resolution, insurance and intellectual property by Chambers Global 2014.  
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Peter Bullock , Partner
King & Wood Mallesons
Peter advises clients primarily in the technology sector in relation to risk management, sourcing strategies and dispute resolution. This also involves him in advising on data protection, employment and intellectual property matters. His clients range from suppliers in the technology sectors to users of IT from across the industry, although often involved in financial services. He has worked on a number of the highest profile disputes in his chosen areas in recent years.
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Patrick Wong , Partner
Mayer Brown JSM
Patrick Wong has been a partner of Mayer Brown JSM since 1996. He has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of corporate finance transactions involving companies based in Hong Kong and Mainland China, covering IPOs, private placing, convertible bond issues, private placing of warrants and various warrants proposals. He regularly advises on reorganisations, takeovers and mergers of listed companies and different types of significant commercial transactions of listed companies.
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Jennifer Van Dale , Partner
Eversheds
Jennifer heads Eversheds’ Hong Kong and Asia Pacific employment practice, representing employers and senior executives. Her practice touches on all aspects of employment work, from background checks to HR compliance issues to post-termination restraints. She advises on the employment and privacy issues in bribery and fraud investigations, M&A deals, and business transfers, as well as the employment aspects of complex multi-jurisdictional projects. She is widely recognised as one of Hong Kong and the region’s leading employment lawyers. She is consistently ranked in the top tier of employment lawyers by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific in their annual legal guides. She is also consistently nominated and has won the “Leading Labour and Employment lawyer in Asia” Awarded by the Euromoney Asia Women in Business law survey.
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Bill Ye
King & Wood Mallesons
Areas of practice Mr. Bill Ye specializes in PRC tax and business advisory services. Bill joined King & Wood Mallesons with 14 years tax service experience in Big 4 accounting firms in Shanghai and Atlanta as well. He has a broad client portfolio of MNCs and domestic companies with wide industry range. He primarily advises on International tax and China taxation and business related issues, including income tax, turnover tax, transfer pricing, custom issues as well as foreign exchange and other local regulatory issues. His unique background enabled him to help clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, finance, telecom, IT, real estate to design and implement comprehensive business solution and also assist client in dealing with tax controversial issues including but not limited to communication and negotiation for tax audit, transfer pricing audit, APA etc. In 2015, Mr. Bill Ye has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of tax in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings. Work experience Prior to joining in King & Wood Mallesons in Dec 2014, Bill worked with Deloitte and Touche Shanghai as tax partner focusing on tax controversial, transfer pricing and also lead the national tax technical centre in EC region. He had been sent to Deloitte US for two years to work for international tax and transfer pricing department there. Bill graduated from Xiamen University with a degree in International Law. Bill has the professional qualification of CICPA (Certified Public Accountants) in China and the PRC Certified Tax Agent and is admitted to PRC Legal Professional Qualification Certificate. Bill's working languages are English and Mandarin. He could speak several local dialects including Taiwanese.
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Paul Haswell , Partner
Pinsent Masons
Paul specialises in providing advice on commercial, technology and employment matters.  Paul advises clients on projects "from cradle to grave", assisting with procurement, formation of contracts, the running and maintenance of projects, risk management and disputes. Paul's practice is international in scope, and he has assisted clients on large scale projects  across the UK, Hong Kong and Europe. Paul specialises in becoming involved not just with the legal aspects of a project, but with its technical considerations too, working closely with all levels within a project. He is respected by his clients for his ability to provide coherent and commercial advice and for being "unflappable" in the face of often complex issues.
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Susanne Harris , Partner
Mayer Brown JSM
Susanne Harris is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. Susanne is experienced in general and civil litigation, arbitration and mediation. She has advised on a range of complex commercial disputes both in Australia and Hong Kong including banking, tax, directors' duties and insolvency related matters. Susanne has also advised on regulatory compliance and investigations and professional disciplinary proceedings. She has worked for clients from a variety of industry sectors including finance, property, professional services, transportation and retail. Susanne is a member of the dispute resolution team which was ranked as a tier 1 practice by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014.
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Kevin Bowers , Partner/Solicitor Advocate
Howse Williams Bowers
Kevin specialises in commercial and employment dispute resolution in Hong Kong and internationally. He handles complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial cases involving sale of goods, trade finance, fraud, shareholder, joint venture, property and franchise disputes, contentious probate/trusts, injunctions, public inquiries and judicial reviews. He is also experienced in professional indemnity, D&O liability and other general insurance and reinsurance-related claims. His experience extends to defamation-related litigation and pre/post-publication advice. Kevin is a solicitor advocate and an accredited mediator. He was successful in obtaining one of the most far-reaching restraining orders worldwide from the Court of First Instance and in representing a professional regulatory body before the Court of Final Appeal in judicial review proceedings.  
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Shanghai Insurance Institute
Founded in October, 1984, Shanghai Insurance Institute (SII) is an academic organization studying insurance science in Shanghai. SII is under the leadership of Shanghai Bureau of China Insurance Regulatory Commission and Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations, with 82 group members (including Chinese insurance companies, foreign-funded insurance companies, Sino-foreign joint venture insurance companies, insurance intermediaries, insurance-related schools and scientific research institutions, and Shanghai Offices of foreign-funded insurance companies). According to the new situations faced by the insurance market, SII has successively set up Actuarial Professional Committee, Professional Committee on Legal Studies, Professional Committee on Information Technology, and The Youth and Middle-Aged Academic Committee. They have actively conducted research and discussion on insurance theories, promoted academic research on insurance theories and facilitated the sound development of the insurance market in Shanghai. With its publication started in October, 1984, the Shanghai Insurance was founded by SII, which is the only existing domestic provincial insurance publication with the qualification of being published at home and abroad. It is also the oldest insurance professional magazine in China. Based on the insurance industry, the insurance education circle and the insurance theory circle, Shanghai Insurance is for the first-line operators in China's insurance industry and intends to keep up with the hot spots of the market, closely focuses on the development of insurance market, provides ideological guide for innovative practice, exploits theoretical thinking and explores wisdom from practice. For more than 30 years since its birth, Shanghai Insurance has become an insurance journal with great impact and good reputation in the insurance industry, insurance education circle, insurance theory circle and those of the insurance consumers in China.
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Patrick Perry , Partner
Clyde & Co
Patrick Perry specialises in professional indemnity claims, regulatory and disciplinary investigations and commercial litigations. He has over 20 years' experience in advising accountants and their insurers and been involved in some of the largest audit negligence claims in Hong Kong and globally. He has advised upon the breadth of issues that can face accountants, including demands from liquidators, US exposures and other cross-border and jurisdictional matters. He has assisted accountants, directors and officers facing enquiries from bodies such as the Securities and Futures Commission, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants amongst others.
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Huang Huazhen
Sino-Promise Law Firm
S.J.D, Senior Partner of Sino-Promise Law Firm. Huang once worked in legal compliance and risk control departments of China State Construction Engineering Corporation and China Life Insurance (Group) Company. Huang has been practicing laws concerning infrastructure and real estate investment and financing and insurance investment for many years. She has rich experience in legal service regarding infrastructure, real estate and insurance. In terms of PPP legal service, she has provided legal service for dozens of PPP projects for giant construction enterprises successively, such as China State Construction Engineering Corporation, China Communications Construction Company Ltd, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited and CCCC Fund Management Co., Ltd. She is the author of the book A Complete Victory of PPP - Universal Analyses on Financing and Construction, which has been initialized for publishing by the Law Press China. More than ten papers of Ms. Huang have been published on core journals, such as Construction Economics, Insurance Studies and Insurance Asset Management in China. Her representative works include the Studies on the Application of Private Equity Fund in PPP Projects, the Studies on the Exit Mechanism of PPP, and the Studies on the Operation Risk Control System of Chinese Insurance Companies under the International Experience Perspective. Telephone:18600423159 Email:huanghuazhenlaw@163.com
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Jezamine Fewins , Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Jezamine Fewins is a partner in the litigation practice of Stephenson Harwood Hong Kong. She heads up the Intellectual Property Department and provides advice and assistance to clients on the positioning, exploitation and protection of their brands. She acts for a wide variety of corporations, spanning industries including: sportswear, fashion, traditional Chinese medicine, health and beauty, LEDs, semiconductors, mining chemicals, hospitality, toys and transportation. Her work often sees her pursuing companies in Hong Kong and China for trademark and copyright infringement as well as passing off.   Jezamine is a seasoned litigator and has significant experience in obtaining interlocutory relief from the High Court in aid of enforcement action including obtaining prohibition orders, prohibitive injunction orders, Mareva injunction orders and Norwich Pharmacal orders. She has assisted clients in a number of high profile Court actions involving the taking of trade secrets and confidential information.
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Jia Linqing
Renmin University of China Law School
Jia Linqing, Professor of Renmin University of China Law School, Vice President of China Insurance Law Research Association,Director of China Commercial Law Research Association.Since 1982,he has been teaching and researching Civil and Commercial Law at Renmin University of China Law School. He has taught civil law, commercial law, corporate law, trust law, insurance law, maritime law, bankruptcy law ,lawyer services and other courses for undergraduate,graduate and doctoral students.In the meantime, he worked independently or cooperated with dozens of books in civil law, commercial law, insurance law, trust law, maritime law and other fields, and published more than 100 academic papers.His representative works include "Insurance Law" (regular higher education "11th Five-Year" national planning textbook), "Maritime Law", "Trust Law", "China Trust Market Operation Rules", "China's insurance market legal regulation" "Chinese enterprise merger and bankruptcy legal regulation research" and so on.He presided over the research of the China Social Science Fund Project "China Trust Market Legal Regulation" and participated in a number of provincial and ministerial level scientific research projects. Email: kphkph1958@163.com
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David Hall-Jones , Managing Partner
Winston & Strawn
David Hall-Jones is Winston & Strawn's Managing Partner, Asia. He focuses his practice on arbitration and litigation. David has practiced in Asia for more than 25 years and has conducted hearings and trials in numerous countries before a diverse range of courts and tribunals. David is ranked as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution in China and Hong Kong by Chambers Global in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is also recognised as a ‘leading lawyer’ and ‘star litigator’ by independent legal publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific and Benchmark Litigation Asia.  
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Daisy Duan
King & Wood Mallesons
Areas of Practice Ms. Daisy Duan specializes in PRC tax and business advisory services. Daisy has more than 12 years' experience in the tax field, mainly providing tax advisory services for MNCs and domestic and foreign enterprises. Specifically, her service scope includes tax consultation and planning for non-resident enterprises, tax planning for outbound investments of Chinese enterprises, tax planning for M&A and restructuring projects, individual income tax planning, tax due diligence and assisting enterprises to cope with tax inspections and anti-avoidance investigations. Daisy has solid experience in providing tax consulting services for cross-border investments and settlement of tax disputes as well as tax planning for real estate companies. She also has rich experience in dealing with legal matters for foreign invested enterprises. Ms. Daisy Duan has been ranked as Associate to Watch Tax lawyer in China for three consecutive years by Chambers Asia Pacific. In 2015, she has been recognized as the "Rising Star of the Year: Tax" by China Law & Practice (CLP) in 2015, reflecting her outstanding performance in tax area. In the same year, Daisy has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of tax in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings. Work Experience Prior to joining King & Wood in 2009, Daisy worked as a Senior Consultant for a Big 4 Accounting Firm from 2003 to 2008, then worked as a consultant for the Beijing Representative Office of a well-known German Law Firm. Daisy graduated from Nankai University in 2000 where she majored in English for Foreign Trade. In 2003, she acquired a Master Degree in Law from Nankai University. Daisy is a PRC Certified Tax Agent and is licensed to practice law in the PRC. Daisy's working languages are English and Mandarin.
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Rowan McKenzie , Partner
Baker & McKenzie
 Rowan McKenzie is a partner in Baker & McKenzie's Employment Law Group in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on advisory and transactional employment law issues. He is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for employment by Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Rowan has extensive knowledge and experience in coordinating regional employment law advice across all major Asia Pacific jurisdictions, having advised on employment structures and mobility arrangements as well as policy creation and implementation, confidentiality provisions and restrictive covenants, share option and bonus schemes, global incentive plans, discrimination and sexual harassment claims, downsizing and redundancy programs, and conducting employment and incentives related litigation. He also has considerable experience in issues arising from share sales and transfers of business covering employment, incentives, pension and immigration issues. Rowan has authored numerous articles on Hong Kong employment law and is an editorial board member for LexisNexis Practical Guidance. Rowan is admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong and New South Wales in Australia.  
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Pádraig Walsh , Partner
Bird & Bird
Pádraig is a partner in Bird & Bird’s Transactions Group based in Hong Kong. Pádraig has substantial experience in a wide range of employment matters, including employment contract drafting, drafting human resources policies, hiring and firing advice, restrictive covenant advice and assistance, employment redundancies and transfers in acquisitions, and secondment arrangements. His clients are typically multinational or substantial employers and employees in the financial services sector. Pádraig qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 1998 and in Hong Kong in 2000.
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刘建勋
北京市西城区人民法院
刘建勋,男,1969年出生,汉族,北京市西城区人民法院法官,任该法院审判委员会委员、金融街人民法庭庭长。 刘建勋法官多年来一直负责审理重大疑难案件,承办的部分案件具有全国性的影响力。他潜心研究保险法学,累计出版专著四部,并发表论文十余篇,总文字量近二百万字,这些成果多次获得全国性和省市级奖励。他参加了最高人民法院一系列保险法司法解释的制定工作,提出的多项建议被采纳。 鉴于刘建勋法官审判业绩突出、学术成果丰富,他先后获得了“全国优秀法官”、“北京审判业务专家”、 “北京模范法官”、“北京市先进工作者”等多项荣誉称号,并入选首都法律法学高级人才库。
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Man Mohan Sharma , Head-Competition law & policy
Vaish Associates
Man Mohan Sharma is our Author and Editorial Board member. He is heading Competition Law Practice in VA since 2009 with  30 years’ legal experience in common law , including 10 years in competition law ; holding  Post Graduate Diploma in Economics of Competition Law from Kings College, London. Have  performed legal and judicial functions in the Central Government and worked in the Competition Commission of india (CCI) in its formative years responsible for drafting the implementing regulations. Have advised and represented both domestic and international clients on competition issues in CCI and argue independently before High Courts, CCI and COMPAT. He is a prolific writer on competition law issues and a visiting faculty on the subject in various Universities and Institutions.
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Samantha Thompson , Partner
Linklaters
Samantha Thompson is a corporate/M&A partner based in Linklaters’ Hong Kong office. Samantha has significant experience in Hong Kong, Asia and the UK advising companies and banks on public and private M&A, equity capital raisings, corporate governance and general corporate law issues, including the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance. She works closely with the Linklaters specialist and sector teams, and is Linklaters Asia TMT sector leader. Samantha also frequently writes, trains and presents on various topics, in particular the new Companies Ordinance and corporate governance.
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Mike Suen , Partner
DLA Piper
Mike Suen is a partner in DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office. Mike has over 12 years’ experience in corporate finance and specialises principally in initial public offerings on the Main Board and GEM Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, including the listing of real estate investment trusts (REITs).
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Kingsley Ong , Partner
Eversheds
Kingsley Ong is a Partner at Eversheds, specialising in DCM, Derivatives, Restructuring/Insolvency, Structured Finance, Securitisation, Principal Finance and Secured Lending. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Hong Kong University, and his published opinions have been cited as authority in the US Court, the Hong Kong Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, and leading textbooks. Noted for “very unique and rare expertise” (Legal 500, 2012), “extremely knowledgeable” (Legal 500, 2013), “extensive experience, commercial sense and responsiveness” (Chambers, 2013), “top-tier finance capability” (Legal 500, 2012), with ability to “solve issues from both legal and business perspective” (IFLR1000, 2014).
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Jonathan MWW Chu , Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Jonathan’s practice is focused on company, commercial and intellectual property matters. He advises a number industry leaders and firms on a broad range of matters in connection with their business strategies in the region.
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Stephen Crosswell , Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Stephen’s practice covers a broad range of competition law issues in China, Hong Kong and throughout the Asia-Pacific, including competition audits and compliance, competition litigation, competition related judicial review proceedings, access claims, multijurisdictional cartel investigations, merger clearance, collaboration/joint ventures and antitrust advisory. Stephen also regularly advises on competition policy matters, including regulated policy negotiations with governments and regulators, industry advisory, deregulation, privatization and state owned enterprises reform.  Stephen advises across a broad range of sectors, including media and telecommunications, government contracts, oil and gas, retail, banking and finance, property and ports.
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David Yun , Partner
Kirkland & Ellis
David Yun is a corporate partner who has been based in Hong Kong since 1994. David has represented major corporations, investment banks and private equity firms on a wide variety of corporate matters including public takeover, M&A, private equity, corporate finance and joint venture transactions.
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Paul Kwan , Partner
Deacons
Paul Kwan is a partner at Deacons and has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation, including company liquidation and receivership, shareholders' dispute, sale of goods and distributorship dispute, debt recovery and restructuring. He regularly writes articles for professional journals and speaks at conferences for institutions and universities on Corporate Law and Governance, Regulatory Framework, Corporate Administration and Employment Law related issues.
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Craig Dally , Partner
Linklaters
Craig is a capital markets/M&A partner in Hong Kong, with significant experience in Asia. His recent experience includes advising on Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa’s US$41bn merger, reorganisation and spin-off listing of its combined property business; advising Hutchison Whampoa on its £10bn acquisition of O2; advising on the listings of Glencore and AIA and advising on Standard Chartered and HSBC’s respective rights issues in 2015, 2010, 2009 and 2008. Craig frequently presents on current corporate finance and governance topics to a range of bodies and leading financial institutions.
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Hong Tran , Partner
Mayer Brown JSM
Hong Tran is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. He advises employers on compliance with employment, discrimination and privacy legislation. He also advises on strategic labour force issues, including the structure of employment relationships, risk management in the employment and discrimination context, the introduction of changes to employment arrangements, and recruitment, disciplinary and termination issues. He is experienced in handling employment disputes, discrimination and privacy complaints/issues.
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Eugene Low , Partner
Hogan Lovells
Eugene is an all-rounded IP and TMT practitioner handling all areas of contentious and advisory work in Hong Kong and China. Eugene is experienced in IP litigation, arbitration and mediation. He also advises extensively on data privacy, trade descriptions, consumer protection and advertising laws. He is appointed a domain name panellist by HKIAC, ADNDRC and KLRCA. Eugene is familiar with advising on the retail, food & beverages and technology sectors, as well as on gaming, sports and entertainment projects.
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YAN KANG
Fangda Partners
1.PRACTICE AREAS YAN KANG SPECIALIZES IN PRIVATE EQUITY AND CAPITAL MARKET 2.Education China Renmin University, School of Law, LL.B. 3.Professional Qualification Admitted to practice in PRC 4.Professional Background Prior to joining the firm, Yan Kang was a partner of Commerce & Finance law Offices and Haiwen Partners 5.RECENT REPRESENTATION 5.1Private Equity Representing KKR in its investments in Modern Dairy, the largest dairy farming company in China Representing Morgan Stanley in its investments in China Flooring Holding Company Limited, a leading flooring brand in china Representing KKR in its investments in Rundong Group, a leading luxury 4S dealership group in China Representing CMC in its investments in Ourgame, a leading online games company in China Representing CMC in its investments in a series of IT companies. Representing Morgan Stanley in its investments in a series of hospital deals. Representing CDH in its investments in a series of agriculture deals Representing KKR in its investments in a series of real estate deals 5.2Capital Market Representing Morgan Stanley in its investment in Yongye International Inc, a NASDAQ listed company Representing Morgan Stanley in its investment in China XD Plastics Company Limited, a NYSE listed company Representing KKR in its investment in Qingdaohaier(600690), a A-share listed company Representing KKR in its investment in Shengnong Developement(002299), a A-share listed company Representing issuer in its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of RD Mobile(01365) Representing sponsors in the initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ Exchange of iDreamSky Technology (DSKY) Representing issuer in its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of Logan PPT (03380) Representing sponsors in the initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of CH MODERN D (03380) Representing issuer in its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of SIHUAN PHARM (00460)
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Hans Lee , Partner
You Yi International Intellectual Property Services Limited
Hans Lee has over 20 years’ experience in substantive patent and innovation management practices. He has always been based in Hong Kong to serve clients in Greater China and internationally. His clients include multinational companies, listed companies, research organizations and domestic concerns with substantial investment in technology and determination to protect technological innovations. He is dually qualified as a chartered patent attorney (United Kingdom) and a solicitor (Hong Kong). He is one of the few solicitors in Hong Kong who are specialized in and dedicated to the preparation of patent specifications for worldwide patent applications, prosecution of patent applications for grant and enforcement of patents. Hans leads an IP team with a focus on technology and innovation with state-of-the-art computer-aided tools and IP docketing systems to serve clients with patent requirement.
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Sarah Berkeley , Partner
Simmons & Simmons
Sarah has extensive experience of advising financial institutions and major corporations on employment law issues.  She advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, including drafting employment contracts and staff handbooks, bonus arrangements, employment investigations, negotiated terminations, strategic issues associated with redundancy and restructuring exercises, discrimination and harassment, restrictive covenants, protection of confidential information and the employment aspects of data privacy.  She also has significant experience of advising on complex employment disputes, including discrimination complaints, bonus claims and labour tribunal hearings. Sarah is qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong.  
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Tony Au , Managing Partner
Tony Au & Partners
Tony Au was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in July 1996 and founded Messrs Tony Au & Partners in 2009. Tony specialises in commercial and corporate law and intellectual property law. He has vast experience in advising clients in mergers and acquisitions and joint venture deals involving parties from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. He also provides advice on intellectual property, technology and information technology in IPOs and other listed companies’ corporate finance deals. Tony is highly experienced in intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation and cases involving compliance issued under the Securities and Futures Ordinance.
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Annie Chan , Managing Director
Mazars
Annie Chan is managing director at Mazars’ Hong Kong office. Annie specialises in corporate recovery and forensic accounting and is currently in charge of the Corporate Recovery & Forensic Division. Annie has extensive experience in cross-border engagements in the Asia-Pacific in the areas of insolvency, restructuring, corporate and fraud investigation, regulatory compliance consulting, anti-money laundering review, shareholder disputes and litigation support.
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Simon Luk , Partner
Winston & Strawn
Simon Luk is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s Hong Kong office and chairman of Winston & Strawn’s Asia practice. His practice focuses on private equity, international corporate securities and cross-border M&As. Simon represents multinational corporations in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, US capital market fund raising, private equity investments, compliance with regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and acquisition of assets and brand names.
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Brett Stewien , Partner
Francis & Co in association with Addleshaw Goddard
Brett Stewien is a partner in Addleshaw Goddard's Hong Kong and Singapore offices. He has a specific focus on pan-Asia M&A. His experience includes a number of ground breaking and award–winning transactions across Asia-Pacific, including mainland China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia. He regularly acts for MNCs, public companies and institutions and advises clients in relation to their joint ventures, divestments, investments and commercial transactions. As part of Brett's role as a M&A adviser, he also acts for clients in respect of corruption, bribery and sanctions issues arising in the context of due diligence, M&A, joint venture and investment activity. Brett also has significant experience advising companies, directors and senior management on corporate governance, companies law, director duties and other compliance issues.
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Daniel F. Roules
Squire Patton Boggs
Recognized from a survey of companies in China as one of the Client Choice Top 20 Lawyers in China by Asian Legal Business Magazine for both  2015 and 2016 Dan Roules has more than 25 years of experience in international transactions while working for Squire Patton Boggs offices in Asia, Europe and the US. He has been living and working in China for more than 15 years. Dan has served as lead counsel on numerous China outbound and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and technology acquisitions on behalf of Chinese and other companies. He routinely counsels on corporate finance, corporate governance, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and PRC anti-bribery issues. Prior to moving to Shanghai, Dan spent four years in our Beijing office and three years in Taipei, where he counselled manufacturing, technology and venture companies on a wide range of M&A and licensing matters both there and in mainland China. During the 1990s, Dan worked for Squire Patton Boggs in several emerging markets, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, advising multinational companies on acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and commercial matters, and advising multilateral financing organizations and government agencies on privatization and foreign investment matters. Representative experience 1.       In one of the largest Chinese investments in Spain in 2016, counseled a Chinese publicly traded engineering service company (JSTI) in all aspects of its due diligence and acquisition of 90% of the equity of a Spain-based construction engineering service group that provides services in 43 countries worldwide. The transaction also renegotiation of the target’s bank arrangements and debt financing by the Chinese client and a program for the acquisition of additional equity over time. 2.       Counseling one of the China’s largest renewable energy companies on all aspects of its electrical lighting and infrastructure projects in Hungary, which the company valued at €2 billion over five years. The project involved the formation of a joint venture in Hong Kong with two Chinese partners, joint venture negotiations with one of Europe’s leading electrical utility service providers, and then a third joint venture in Hungary for use in bidding for electricity projects throughout the country. 3.       Counseling a publicly-traded PRC manufacturer with respect to the negotiation of the acquisition of a European inks business as part of a competitive auction, presenting complex EU competition issues. 4.       On behalf of a Chinese multi-brand management company, conducted legal due diligence on a German automobile components manufacturer in connection with a possible acquisition, involving technology and asset ownership issues. 5.       Representing a Chinese client in establishing a US subsidiary and subsequent acquisition and construction work in the US. 6.       Assisting a leading provincial broadcasting station in China in connection with the establishment of a subsidiary in London, as well as advising on IP protection, employment and commercial matters. 7.       Counseling a Chinese company in a dispute before a panel organized by the American Arbitration Association. 8.       Advising Chinese company on all aspects of the acquisition of an offshore holding company and its ownership interests overseas. 9.       Serving as principal outside counsel to a PRC-based automotive components manufacturing company with respect to numerous transactions in mainland China. 10.    In connection with the firm’s work as lead global counsel to ITOCHU Corporation in its US$1.68 billion acquisition of the Asia fresh fruit and global packaged foods businesses of Dole Food Company, coordinated local counsel in more than 15 countries throughout the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East, including the investigation of real estate and foreign ownership matters, compliance, health, safety and environmental issues, competition, foreign exchange, regulatory, and employment matters. 11.    Advising a US-based manufacturer of electrical products in the acquisition of the assets of two PRC companies, crafting an onshore and offshore structure for minimizing PRC and US taxes, addressing asbestos and other environmental issues through identification of problem assets, retention of such assets by the sellers, representations and warranties, and ongoing indemnification by the selling entities secured by personal guaranties. To ensure continuity of management, we prepared retention agreements for the key executives. We also assisted the client in navigating complex regulatory and commercial issues including development of a transaction structure that did not require government approval and analysis of the process for expeditiously obtaining China Compulsory Certifications with respect to most products. 12.    Counseling a Europe-based company engaged in industrial supervisory control and business process management systems with respect to all aspects of its efforts to acquire control of a China-based, publicly traded, state-owned enterprise, including work with state-owned assets, securities and stock exchange authorities in mainland China. 13.    Representing a US-based regional airline in all aspects of the first passenger airline joint venture between a US-based and China-based air carrier. 14.    Advising one of a world's leading international oil well-head services companies with all aspects of the equity sale of two subsidiaries in China as part of a global sale of the business. 15.    Advising a US client on all aspects of an equity acquisition in a wind power plant in Inner Mongolia, including conducting legal due diligence, advising on deal structure, preparing transaction documents and operational agreements, and assisting in negotiations in connection with multiple joint ventures among the parties for manufacturing, service, and sales. Practice Focus Ÿ Ÿ Corporate Ÿ Mergers & Acquisitions Ÿ Restructuring & Insolvency Ÿ Government Investigations & White Collar Ÿ Competition – Antitrust Ÿ Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Ÿ Aviation Ÿ Chemicals Ÿ Construction & Engineering Ÿ Life Sciences Ÿ Retail Education  University of Iowa, J.D., cum laude, 1986 Ÿ University of Iowa, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983 Admissions : Ohio Languages Ÿ English Ÿ Mandarin (limited)
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Jia Hui
Deheng Law Offices
Mr. Jia Hui practices mainly in the fields of M&A and insurance. He represented many Chinese enterprises to make outbound investments. Mr. Jia is a Master of Law of both NYU and CUPL, and qualified to practice in the New York State and China. WORK EXPERIENCES · Deheng Law Offices, Partner, July 2012 - Present · Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Beijing Office, Associate, June 2006 – May 2012 · Beijing King &Wood PRC Lawyers, Associate, October 2005 - June 2006 · Beijing Jincheng&Tongda Law Firm, Associate, October 2002 – April 2005 EDUCATION · New York University School of Law, 2008, LL.M. · China University of Political Science and Law, 2002, J.M. · Renmin University of China, 1999, B.E. SELECTED ACTIVITIES · ACCA of the UK, September, 2007 · CPA of the PRC., September 2005 · Certified Public Valuator of the PRC., September 2006 · Registered Tax Agent of the PRC.,  June 2004 · Customs Declaration Agent of the PRC., April 2005 · Security Practice Personnel of the PRC., January 2005 · Futures Practice Personnel of the PRC., August 2004 · Insurance Agent of the PRC., February 2007 SELECTED CASES OUTBOUND INVESTMENTS & M&A - Advised Sound Environment Group to acquire a Portuguese company; - Advised China Railway Materials Company to establish a branch in Brazil; - Advised Macrolink Group on its financing for its real estate project in Malaysia; - Advised Sinoma International on its acquisition of the majority shareholding of a Germany company –Hazemag, with the price over EUR 100 million; - Advised Sichuan Guodong on its acquisition of an Italian company; - Advised Sinotruk on its outbound investments in Brazil; - Advised China Tobacco Group and its subsidiary on their investments in Brazil; - Advised China Gold Group on its major outbound acquisition; - Advised China Development Bank Xijiang Branch on the project financing on a gold mining project in Kyrgyzstan; - Advised CNPC on its Kazakhstan assets reorganization project; - Advised a major subsidiary of CNPC on its acquisition of a TSX listed Canadian company with assets in Libya, Canada and France; - Advised CNPC on a joint acquisition with KMG for a Kazakhstan joint stock company with oil and gas assets in Kazakhstan; - Advised CNPCI on an acquisition of the shares of a Canadian company with assets in Algeria; - Advised CNPCI on its acquisition of a company with business and assets in Equatorial Guinea; - Advised CNOOC on its acquisition of a subsidiary of Statoil with assets in Brazil; and - Advised Polytec Resource Limited on its acquisition of the assets of PERL under Chapter 11. INSURANCE - Advised Swire Pacific for its commercial liability insurance claim dispute with Chubb Insurance (China) Company; - Advised China Life Reinsurance on its reinsurance contract; - Advised Zurich on the liabilities of a director of a foreign funded cooperative company under a D&O policy; - Advised Union Life on claims related to critical illess insurance; - Advised China Development Bank for its Cooperation Agreement with a Russian insurance company; - Advise an insurance company (top 5 life insurance companies in China) on compliance management issues; - Advised a foreign invested company for a insurance handbook to deal with domestic insurance issues; - Advised Zurich on the CIRC approval issue regarding the reinsurance transaction with Zurich American Insurance Company; - Advised a US insurance company on its reinsurance contract; - Advised a US company on its proposed acquisition of CNinsure listed at NASDAQ; - Advised China Life Asset Management Company on various legal issues; and - Advised a US insurance company on its establishment of a representative office in China. CORPORATE - Advised US CRS Company on inbound investment issues and its service contracts with domestic companies; - Advised PetroChina Natural Gas and Pipeline Company on its gas sale agreement; - Advise a major subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation on legal risk management issues; - Advised Nokia (China) Investment Company on various contract review and drafts; - Advised Korea Posco (China) Investment Company on various inbound investment issues; - Advised Korea CJ on inbound investment, litigation and liquidation issues; - Advised a Turkey company to establish a JV engaging in fur clothing business in City Qingdao, Shandong Province; - Advised Korea SAMWHA Engineering on the liquidation of its subsidiary in Beijing; - Advised Korea Posco (China) Investment Company on its capital increase and expansion of business scope; - Advised Korea Huvis on the establishment of a JV in City Zigong, Sichuan Province; and - Advised Dong Feng Motor Group Company on its outbound listing in HongKong Exchange on drafting and reviewing due diligence reports and legal opinion letters. LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION - Represented Beijing CJ Food Ltd. in its arbitration cases about the termination of shareholders' agreement and the subsequent liquidation; - Represented Dalian Yuanda Yuanyang Fishery Ltd. in its arbitration case regarding fisher equipments purchase contracts; and - Represented Qingdao Daming Ltd. in its VAT collection administrative litigation case. ANTIDUMPING - Cold Rolled Steel Antidumping Case initiated by MOFCOM of China; - Art Paper Antidumping Case initiated by MOFCOM of China; - CFM Antidumping Case initiated by MOFCOM of China; - Optical Fiber Antidumping Case initiated by MOFCOM of China; - BPA Antidumping Case initiated by MOFCOM of China; and - Laminate Flooring Anti-dumping and Subsidy Investigation initiated by Canada. PUBLICATION · "Legal Risks Prevention for Chinese Enterprises to Make Outbound Investments", January 2013, China Law Press · "Have you violated the rules? Compliance Handbook for Insurance Institutions", January 2011, People's Daily Press of China BAR ADMISSIONS · New York (2008) · China (2001) LANGUAGES · Mandarin Chinese · English Tele:   +86 10 52682821 Cell : 13910912175 Email :jiahui@dehenglaw.com
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Ramón I. Moyano
Estudio Beccar Varela
Ramón is a partner of the firm and a member of its Executive Committee.  He was born in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina, on November 29, 1969. Education He received his Law Degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina (1993) and his LLM from the London School of Economics (1997).   Languages Spanish and English. Practice Areas His practice is focused in the areas of General Advice to Companies, M&A, Private Clients and Agribusiness. Ramón participates as a member of the Board of Directors of several US and European companies with businesses in Argentina, to whom EBV renders legal advice. Memberships :    Buenos Aires Bar Association International Bar Association American Bar Association
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Ron Ma
Deloitte
As a partner in the tax and business consulting team of Beijing office of Deloitte, Mr. Ma Cheng has a successive decade of experience in tax and legal services. He worked in the tax department in Beijing office and London office of Deloitte earlier and then as a partner at Run Ming Law Offices and Jingtian & Gongcheng Law Firm respectively. Mr. Ma is mainly responsible for providing tax consultancy relevant to IPO, M&A, options and tax structure planning for enterprises.  He has rich practical experience in setting up various investment vehicles, IPO, corporate reorganizations, M&A and cross-border or domestic transactions. His clients are engaged in various industries including retailing, logistics, real estate, pharmacy, energy, manufacturing, city traffic, software, value-added telecommunications, high technology and mining. Tax services provided by Mr. Ma are widely recognized by many professional rating agencies.  He won Tax Rookie of CLP China Award in 2014, and his tax team is one of a minority of Chinese groups specializing in tax-related legal services that have been included in the ranking for Tax Services in the yearbook content of Chambers & Partners, CLP, Legal 500, and Tax Director Handbook in recent years. As a Chinese practicing lawyer, Mr. Ma received his bachelor of law from Peking University Law School, and his on-the-job MBA (Beijing International MBA at Peking University) from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
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Ernest Yang , Partner
DLA Piper
Ernest Yang is a partner based in DLA Piper Hong Kong. Ernest's main area of practice is in commercial litigation and arbitration. He is experienced in handling international disputes covering areas such as sale of goods/trade and commodities, joint ventures, ship construction and offshore projects. Ernest has experience handling arbitration disputes in a variety of venues including Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Ernest writes and speaks regularly in Hong Kong and the PRC. Ernest was appointed a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Shanghai in 2013, with a mandate to help Shanghai develop into an international arbitration centre.
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Mohan Datwani , Solicitor, Director
The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
Mohan Datwani is a solicitor and accredited mediator. Mohan is currently Director, Technical and Research, at the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS), focusing on regulatory and compliance matters and promoting the company secretary profession and good corporate governance. He is involved with the issuing of guidance notes, the making of technical submissions to the government and international organisations like the OECD, dealing with legislative proposals and international best practices on corporate governance and related consultations.
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Denis Brock , Partner
O’Melveny & Myers
Denis Brock is a partner in the Hong Kong office of O'Melveny & Myers. He specialises in commercial, corporate and regulatory litigation and arbitration. His experience over the years has included minority shareholder litigation, professional negligence claims, banking litigation, insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes and claims, fraud investigations and PRC related disputes. He also advises on risk management and regulatory issues. His industry focus includes accounting firms, banks, corporates, insurance companies and brokers. Denis is regularly recognised as a leading dispute practitioner in Asia and the UK. He is currently ranked as “Band 1” by Chambers Asia Pacific.
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