China′s Corporate Social Credit System - What Foreign Companies Need to Know

  • When:
    Friday, 25 October 2019, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Where:
    The University of Manchester China Centre, Suite 604, 6th Floor, Shanghai Centre (West Offices), 曼彻斯特大学中国中心,上海商城6楼604室(西办公室)
    1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
  • Price:
    RMB 100. Members only.

China plans full implementation of its Social Credit System (SCS) in 2020. The full SCS will almost certainly have a profound effect on individual citizens, corporates and Chinese government agencies themselves.

What developments are expected in the coming months and how should businesses prepare for these? What opportunities and challenges will the Corporate SCS bring to both big corporates and small businesses operating in China (and potentially even those abroad)? What are the specific implications in the short-, medium- and long-term?

To advise on the above, the British Chamber Shanghai's Legal Focus Group invites members to join a panel of experts to discuss and find out more about:

  • The background to the development of the SCS and how the SCS fits in with wider government thinking and rule-making now and that on the horizon
  • Advice for UK and other stakeholders on being proactive in influencing forthcoming implementation rules and guidelines, as well as other possible government relations considerations to mitigate any negative impact on business
  • Practical tips for foreign businesses on operational compliance once the Corporate SCS is up-and-running, including in terms of communication and dialogue with overseas HQs, conducting thorough due diligence on business counterparties, and adequate record-keeping policies

2.00pm – 2.30pm Registration & Networking
2.30pm – 2.35pm Opening Remarks
2.35pm – 3.35pm Three Keynote Speeches
3.35pm – 4.00pm Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A
4.00pm – 4.05pm Closing Remarks
4.05pm – 4.30pm Session Ends & Networking

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Speaker Introduction

Jasmine Chen (Moderator)

Legal Director, China, Weir Group

Jasmine is the Legal Director, China for the Weir Group and is based in Shanghai. She is responsible for legal, compliance and regulatory matters for the group in China. Among her various responsibilities, Jasmine is responsible for advising the business across different divisions on employment related legal issues providing strategic and practical advices. She regularly advises the business on various kinds of employment issues such as employment contracts, employee benefits and social insurance, disciplinary and termination issues, employee handbook enforcement, collective employment agreements, employee-related issues in restructuring and employment disputes. She is also proactively engaged in communications and training for HR function on legal issues. She has launched regular HR roundtable discussions with HR function to share latest legal updates on employment issues and discuss with HR re practical employment issues the business is facing. Before joining the Weir Group, she has worked for a leading global law firm for about 10 years with strong corporate and employment law background.

Mike Denison

Director, Public Affairs, North Head

Mike Denison is the director of the public affairs team at North Head, a strategic communications consultancy based in Beijing. His team provides business intelligence, counsel, and government engagement campaigns to multinational companies across the consumer goods, e-commerce, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Mike’s industry experience includes financial services, logistics, and development consultancy. He has managed research on markets, industries and political environments across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Michael Cunningham

Senior Analyst, Control Risks

Based in Shanghai, Michael Cunningham is part of Control Risks Global Risk Analysis team responsible for delivering consulting services related to political, integrity, security and operational risks across Northeast Asia. Michael has served clients in multiple industries, including mining, healthcare and finance, and specialises in analysing the broader political and regulatory environment in Greater China, Korea and Japan.  A native of the United States, Michael has over a decade of China-focused experience in both the public and private sectors, and has lived extensively in both Mainland China and Taiwan. 

Vivian Wu

Senior Counsel, Baker McKenzie FenXun

Ms. Wu focuses on China-related corporate regulatory and compliance matters. She has extensive experience in compliance investigations, due diligence, risk assessment and training, as well as advising multinational companies on their operational legal issues.

Ms. Wu is recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as Leading individuals: Regulatory/compliance (Foreign firms) in 2018 and 2019.

Ms. Wu graduated from the Renmin University of China with an LL.B. and an LL.M., Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne with a Postmaster Degree and Harvard Law School with an LL.M. Ms. Wu is admitted to practice in PRC and New York.

Event contact

Hilary Wu