Deputy Director General of Department of Legal Affairs at CCPIT
Mr LIU Chao, male, doctor of Law and Economics, Deputy Director General of Department of Legal Affairs, CCPIT.
Mr Liu was the Third Secretary, Deputy Director, First Secretary of Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau in the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM, Former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation), used to be responsible for coping with trade frictions between China and foreign countries as well as trade remedy investigations. From 2005 to 2008, Mr Liu was accredited to Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office, the Mission of the PRC to the EU, as the team leader of TDI and TBT (SPS) Unit. During the practices in MOFCOM, Mr Liu guided hundreds of trade frictions processing; and he was invited to be trainer of counselor training branch.
In November 2014, Mr Liu was transferred from MOFCOM to CCPIT to set up the new legal affairs department. In May 2015, he was appointed as the Deputy Director General of Department of Legal Affairs. In December 2015, in his new positions, he is responsible for coordinating the coping with economic and trade friction, legal risk prevention, protection of the enterprises’ rights, foreign economic and trade negotiation, foreign-related commercial legal services, commercial mediation and arbitration, etc.
At present, Mr Liu is arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC). Mr Liu had Published two individual monographs and several papers in both Chinese and foreign periodicals.
Forensic Partner at KPMG
Dr Christoph Rojahn is a Forensic Partner with KPMG in Germany where he specialises in complex and multi-jurisdictional investigations and also leads the firm’s corporate intelligence service offering. He is a graduate of the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Munich and has more than 18 years of experience in the fields of investigations, intelligence, corporate security and risk management.
Dr Rojahn has lead assignments in a wide range of different jurisdictions including Russia, India, Turkey and Japan and has lectured and published extensively on issues including FCPA compliance, information security and intelligence methodology. Prior to joining KPMG he worked for several other professional services firms and also was global head of security risk management for a FORTUNE500 financial services provider.
Director of Business Risk and Integrity Management at Sinar Mas Group – APP China
Daniel is a highly trained and experienced compliance (financial crime: AML/CFT/Sanction and ABC/Ethics) and risk (corporate security, due diligence, investigation and anti-fraud, etc.) professional for over 21 years, in which, 12 years were as regional heads and 9 years were as country heads, working directly with top senior leadership. Before that, he was a commissioned naval engineering officer in ROC Navy, trained and served in Taiwan and USA for 6 years.
Daniel has rich international working experiences and diversified culture exposures in Asia Pacific (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Singapore), USA and UK as well as in various industries, such as air cargo / express / logistics, telecommunications, real estate, financial and manufacturing industries.
Daniel also holds 3 master’s degrees in Maritime Operations, Risk Management and Laws respectively as well as several professional credentials, such as Certified Protection Processional (CPP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Anti-Money Specialist (CAMS), etc. He is also a qualified Naval Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) and an FAA certified Airplane Commercial Pilot (CPL).
Director of Ethics & Compliance, Greater China and Japan at BD
Fay Li built and led the E&C team in Greater China and Japan of BD, a 120-year global medical device company, dedicated in providing medical & life science solutions to HCPs/researchers across the globe. Fay Li is a key member in putting out the 1st Ethics Code in China for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Fay Li worked for multiple MNCs, aiming to promote the ethical culture in the region, including MSD and PwC.
CEO at IKARIAN
Author of 'Le piège américain'
Fred PIERUCCI (BSc ENSMA- MBA Columbia Business School- INSEAD) is a former Senior Executive of Alstom with a wide international experience having lived and worked in China, the USA, Algeria, the UK, Switzerland and France during his 22 year career with the company.
Up to mid-2013, he headed, from Singapore, the global Euro 1.4 bn – 4000 people Alstom Boiler Business, with major operations in China, Germany, France, India and the USA.
During a business trip to the United States in 2013, he was arrested by the FBI at New York’s JFK airport as he was getting off the plane, for having participated in alleged facts of corruption in Indonesia to secure a $60 million contract for Alstom in 2003.
He then spent several months in a high security jail in Rhode Island, USA during which time he studied in depth the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and how it was applied by the US Department of Justice and Security & Exchange Commission (DOJ/SEC) to companies and individuals. He was finally released on a $1.5 million bail package.
Using this unique experience and expertise, he created in 2015 IKARIAN, a consulting company whose aim is to assist and advise its clients regarding the challenges companies and their leaders face to comply with the Foreign Corruption Practice Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act (UKBA), “Sapin 2” law and other anti-corruption laws or norms such as the ISO 37001.
IKARIAN has developed a unique approach to compliance by combining the expertise of high level international business people, corporate intelligence professionals and, when required, specific legal expertise in order to deliver the following services:
- Audit of existing compliance program with regards to FCPA/UKBA/Sapin 2/ISO 37001
- Anti-corruption risk mapping
- Awareness training at COMEX level and specific training for the managers most exposed to compliance risks
- Due diligence of third parties and specific investigations (ex: M&A due diligence)
- Assistance during investigations
IKARAN advises large and medium size companies (half of the companies from French CAC 40) in France and abroad.
Frédéric is the author, with the journalist Matthieu Aron, of a book titled “Le Piège américain” (“The American trap”) (Editions JC Lattès, janvier 2019)
Regional Compliance Director – Greater China at Microsoft
Mr George Lee is the Regional Compliance Director – Greater China for Microsoft, also a member of the Draft Committee for the China National Compliance Standard – Guidelines, and a member of China Delegation to ISO / Technical Committee 309 (for drafting and reviewing standards for compliance and governance of organizations), and expert member and Vice-Chair for the Expert Board of the China Compliance Promotion Committee.
In Microsoft, George’s responsibilities cover a wide range of compliance areas, including anticorruption, antifraud, conflicts of interest, money-laundry, privacy protection, data security, sales activities, channel management, as well as compliance culture and system enhancement. He also oversees compliance investigations in Greater China region, reporting on investigation cases, issues and trends, identifying root causes and initiating ideas for remediations, as well as advising and driving the compliance program improvement together with Corp and local functions.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2009, George was Chief Compliance Officer – Greater China at GE Capital, overseeing a compliance program for GE Capital Commercial Finance, also serving as acting Lead Ombudsman for GE China Corporate covering all GE businesses in China, ensuring reported matters were promptly followed up and root causes were addressed. Before that, he was Head of Compliance for Australia’s AIMS Capital Group and then GM for its China business. Prior to that, George was Legal Counsel and General Manager – China Operations, Banking & Securitized Lending Group, Macquarie Bank in Australia, and General Manager, Macquarie Securitization (Shanghai), responsibilities including managing business, legal and compliance risks.
Mr George Lee is a Chinese lawyer and Australian legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Director at Dow Jones Risk & Compliance
Mr Johnson Ma is the Director at Dow Jones China, responsible for Risk & Compliance business and solutions. In his role, Johnson work closely with Chinese corporates & financial institutions to establish dialogue with regulators. Johnson also contributes thought leadership positions around the strategic direction of the broader R&C innovation, branding, positioning, and value proposition to the Industry.
As a specialist, Johnson also develops published articles, for the like of CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), Anti-Money Laundering and Sanction Compliance, etc. Before joining Dow Jones, Johnson worked as the Director of Global Trading at a US FinTech company.
Mr Johnson Ma has been a researcher of China Consumer Economics Institute since 2014 and a tutor of University of International Business and Economics, a position he has held since from 2012. Mr Johnson Ma is also a member of the Expert Committee of the National Compliance Management Research Institute the since 2019.
Partner at Taylor Wessing
Mr Markus Asshoff advises a wide range of companies in all sectors, including national and international companies in France, on all aspects of individual and collective employment law and social security law.
His practice is particularly focused on international employment contracts, managing director’s status, negotiation of termination packages, mobility, complex restructuring operations, including social plans, transfer of business as well as day-to-day advice to HR departments. Moreover, Markus assists his clients before French Courts.
Markus is a member of the International Compliance Practice group and specialises in all law related issues (employee trainings, alert procedures, audits, preparation and assistance during anti-corruption controls, etc.).
Regional Chief Compliance Officer at Ingersoll Rand (Asia Pacific)
Master of law, Shanghai Jiaotong University. Previously served as Regional Compliance Officer at Smith & Nephew China and Area Compliance Officer (Risk Management & Compliance Director) at GSK. With rich experience in enterprise compliance, risk management, due diligence, audit, internal control and other aspects.
General Counsel at Bayer (China) Limited
More than 15 years legal experience in law firm and renowned multinational companies, handled quite a lot global high profile M&A, Drug License In / Out Transactions, ligitagions and Governments Search cases, accumulated expertise in pharmaceutical and medical devise regultory, compliance, transaction and litigation management, data privacy, lead teams set up from scratch.
Member at Compliance Expert Committee
Former Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer at BP Asia Pacific
Former Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer of BP Asia Pacific and Group Compliance Officer, Industrial Solutions Group of Siemens Ltd China. Comprehensive Ethics & Compliance knowledge and experiences in areas like Code of Conduct, Anti-bribery and Corruption, Competition and Anti-trust, Anti Money Laundering, 3rd parties management, Due Diligence, FCPA, UKBA, risk management. Deep understanding of government authority enforcement requirements and process based on experiences in Siemens and BP under US DOJ Monitor program.
As a member of Compliance Experts Committee under China Corporate Compliance Promotion Alliance, Mr Guo was deeply involved in the landing of ISO 19600 “Compliance Management Systems – Guidelines” in China and its being converted to a China national standard. Supported to the drafting of “Guidance on Compliance Management of State Owned Enterprise” issued by SASAC and “Guidance on Compliance Management of Central Enterprises” issued by NDRC.
APAC Legal Director at TI Fluid Systems
Stanley Lui is TI Automotive’s Legal Director for the APAC region, mainly dealing with the legal and risk aspects in both the selling and manufacturing fronts. Between 2015 and 2018, he served as the Head of Legal and Compliance for the APAC of Hilti (construction material manufacturer); one of his key functions is formulating and directing compliance programs. Prior to that, Stanley worked five and a half years at Nobel Biocare – a medical device manufacturer – as its General Counsel for APAC where he was responsible for procuring legal, compliance and risk related advice to various business functions. Stanley has also worked for the Fire and Security unit of United Technology Corporation (2007 to 2009) and local apparel retailer G2000 (2005 to 2007).
Professor at Zhangjiang Research Institute of Fudan University
Executive Director at Digital Economy Research Center
Senior Consultant at Onchain
Doctor of Economics, Signing Professor of Peking University Beifeng Business School; Signing Professor of Singapore New Yueshe University (SUSS); Deputy Secretary General of China Electronics Chamber of Commerce Blockchain Committee; Senior Consultant of Onchain; Expert Advisor of Beijing Yingke Law Firm Blockchain Legal Service Center; China's first commercial legal deposit certificate project - the head of the Chain Depository Alliance.
She has been engaged in digital economic innovation and legal risk control practice and research in blockchain and big data for a long time.
She presided over and participated in the project of multiple blockchains and big data; and served as a number of financial technology companies, financial institutions, and listed companies. Independent directors and senior consultants of companies and large enterprise groups; and providing think tank consulting services to a number of local governments. In 2018, she was selected by Tsinghua University, CCTV and other more than 30 mainstream medias and chain tower think tank to jointly select the "blockchain 3.0 empowerment entity economic role model 50 people."
Registered Expert at ISO TC309 Governance of Organizations
Executive Director at Beijing Zaili Compliance Limited
William is co-drafter of the China national standard - Compliance Management Systems Guidelines. He worked more than ten years as in-house counsel for China SOE and MNCs before pursuing the compliance profession since 2010. He was appointed the Ethics and Compliance Director of Dell for the Greater China, Japan and Korea region during 2010-2012. He joined Daimler as VP and Chief Compliance Officer for the Greater China Region in 2012. Starting from 2017, William is fully dedicated to the promotion of compliance management in China. He assisted several state-owned and private companies to set up their compliance program, conducted more than 100 sessions of compliance training for management teams and compliance professionals. He is also teaching a compliance course for graduate students at the China Central University of Finance and Economy. William published Corporate Compliance Management in 2017. He graduated from Peking University with a Master of Law degree and is a qualified PRC lawyer.
Vice President at China Intellectual Property Law Research Association
Professor and Dean of IP School at East China University of Political Science and Law
Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of East China University of Political Science and Law, Dean of Intellectual Property School, Director of Intellectual Property Research Center. Researcher of the Intellectual Property Judicial Protection Research Center of the Supreme People's Court; Vice President of China Association of Science and Technology Law, Vice President of China Intellectual Property Law Research Association, Vice President of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Intellectual Property Association, Vice President of Shanghai Competition Law Research Association.
Served as consulting expert for various judicial and administrative organs. One of the leaders of the research group on the revision of <China Anti-Unfair Competition Law>; Participate in different judicial interpretation, department regulation formulation and modification. Published several legal books and edited 13 volume of <Research on Intellectual Property Law>.
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