Legal & Compliance

Mission Statement

The Legal & Compliance Focus Group will provide a forum for members of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai to discuss new legal, regulatory and compliance developments in the PRC and UK. We will cover a wide range of areas of PRC/ UK related legal and regulatory issues (such as foreign direct investment law, company law, intellectual property law, employment law, M&A, competition law, international arbitration, banking and finance, etc.), together with applied and business-friendly approaches to understanding and navigating corruption, regulatory enforcement and other risks arising from the ever-growing scope of compliance-related rules and practices in these jurisdictions.

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 and other sharing sessions led by members, with prominent industry figures and officials also invited to attend.

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

[Review] IP in China: An Update on Leveraging and Protecting Business Value

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Every 26 April, WIPO celebrates World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

Focus Group Members

Co-Chair: Alex Roberts, Counsel, Linklaters LLP
Co-Chair: Rebecca Lee, Senior Consultant, Business Intelligence, China at Control Risks


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
Jessica Torti Liu, Business Consultant, CSC Management Consulting

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

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang

2019 Events: 

2018 Events Archive:

If you would like to apply for the Legal Focus Group member, please send a brief introduction and motivation for joining to Jun Wang.

If you would like to recommend an event, or find more details about this Focus Group, please also contact Chamber Staff Jun Wang.

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