Legal & Compliance

Mission Statement

The Legal & Compliance Committee provides 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 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 Committee holds a range of events including seminars, panel discussions and networking activities, combined with other British Chamber committees in both Shanghai and Beijing. These contain presentations and other sharing sessions led by members, with prominent industry figures and officials also invited to attend.

The Committee 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.

Committee 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
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: Alex Roberts, Counsel, Linklaters LLP

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang

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