Mission Statement

The Legal Focus Group will provide a forum for members of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai to discuss new legal developments in the PRC and UK. We will cover a wide range of areas of PRC/ UK related legal issues, such as foreign direct investment law, company law, intellectual property law, employment law, M&A, competition law, corruption and compliance, international arbitration, banking and finance, etc.

The Group will hold a range of events including seminars, panel discussions and networking activities, combined with other British Chamber committees in both Shanghai and Beijing. These will contain presentations by members, with prominent industry figures and officials also invited to attend.

The Group comprises around a dozen legal professionals, including lawyers, in-house counsel and consultants. We aim to develop a network of people interested in the legal industry in China to share expertise and best practice regarding specific legislation and practical issues when undertaking business in China.

China Launches Internet App Store Registration Program

Monday, 23 January 2017

On 13 January 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced the commencement on 16 January 2017 of the Internet app store registration program in China.

Focus Group Members

Chair: Alex Roberts, Counsel, Linklaters LLP




Janet Qu, Head of Legal, IMI China
Jasmine Chen, Legal Director, China, The Weir Group
John Xu, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Richard Bell, Partner at Clyde & Co - Head of Dispute Resolution, Clyde & Co Abu Dhabi
Mona Xie, Associate, Clyde & Co China
Willow Wei, Partner, Dentons
Will Zhou, Senior lawyer, Dentons
John Simpkins, General Counsel, China at Jardine Matheson
Clement Ngai, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Shanghai
Becky Xia, Partner, Fragomen
William Soileau, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons LLP
Helen Tang, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Shelley Tang, Partner, Tax, Ernst & Young
Lucia Liu, Regional General Counsel-Asia Legal, GKN Automotive


Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor: Rebecca Soquier, Senior Associate, Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York, USA), Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang

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