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Based on research conducted by China Business Law Journal, the following are the winners and highly commended legal teams of CBLJ In-house Counsel Awards 2020. The awards are split into individual and team awards, and then into practice area and industry categories.

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Legal team profiles were provided and written by the winning team themselves and have not been independently verified.

WINNER

KE HOLDINGS

GROUP LEGAL CENTRE

Team Leader: Chen Yan
Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Group Legal Centre

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KE Holdings Group’s legal centre consists of 63 members and seven legal teams, namely a platform support team, patent and software team, trademark and copyright team, corporate governance team, investment and financing legal team, financial legal team, and legal compliance team.

The group legal centre provides services to the company on litigation, intellectual property rights, investment and financing, data protection, compliance systems, business support, research on laws, regulations and policies, and financial legal affairs. In previous years, major projects led or assisted by the group legal centre included a restructuring in 2018, private equity financing in 2019, and the Beike IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2020, which received total proceeds of about US$2.43 billion.

The legal centre also initiated and helped Beike to be the first residential service platform to obtained certifications of both ISO/IEC 27001 information security management system, and ISO/IEC27701 privacy information management system, in 2020 in China.

WINNER

TSINGHUA TONGFANG

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE TEAM

Team Leader: Su Yunpeng
President Assistant, General Counsel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beijing Electric Vehicle

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE

Team Leader: Cheng Guochuan
Chief Compliance Officer, Legal Director

China Huarong International

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Anny Zheng
General Counsel

ICBC INTERNATIONAL

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Khor Han Wai
General Counsel, Managing Director

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ICBC International Holdings’ (ICBCI) legal team has been led by Khor Han Wai, general counsel, since November 2017. Currently, the team comprises seven lawyers and three company secretarial officers. Except for one lawyer based in Beijing and one lawyer
temporarily based in Shanghai, the remaining eight members of the team are based in ICBCI’s Hong Kong office.

The legal team provides legal support to all business lines including corporate finance (equity capital markets, debt capital markets, M&A financing and advisory, investment management, asset management, sales and trading, research and China teams) and internal divisions within the firm, and is also actively involved in corporate governance matters.

Members of the legal team are qualified to practice in Hong Kong, mainland China, England and Wales, New York and Singapore.

Qianhai Ark Asset Management

RISK AND REPUTATION GROUP

Team Leader: Leon Lam
General Counsel

Zhongrong International Trust

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Jessie Wang
General Manager

SDIC RE ASSET MANAGEMENT

RISK CONTROL AND LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Fang Xing
Chief Risk Officer

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The legal department of SDIC RE Asset Management is composed of staff with extensive experience in legal and risk management of real estate investment and financing. All have worked in well known law firms, financial institutions and leading real estate enterprises. They are mainly responsible for the company’s internal risk control and review, legal and compliance affairs, and participate in the major business decisions.

The team provides professional and comprehensive legal support for the company in the fields of investment, non-performing assets, M&A transactions, capital market, wealth management, dispute resolution and compliance, forming a whole-chain, closed-loop risk management of legal risk identification, analysis, rectification implementation, and effect evaluation of the company’s core business. In addition, the team is in charge of the daily operational management, risk and legal affairs of subsidiaries and invested enterprises. Members of the legal department co-ordinate, co-operate and supervise each other, and the team’s configuration and management are comprehensive, professional and vertical.

WINNER

HAIER SMART HOME

GLOBAL LEGAL DEPARTMENT-BUSINESS PARTNER TEAM

Team Leader: Kathy Tian
Legal Director of Business Affairs

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Despite the challenges of 2020, the business partner team of Haier Smart Home global legal department collaborated and joined forces with in-house lawyers from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan among others, together with well-known international intermediary teams, to successfully create several market precedents in the privatisation projects of Hong Kong-listed Haier Electric Group, and the listing of Haier Smart Home on HKEx, by way of introduction.

Haier Smart Home has become the first company to list its shares on the Shanghai, Frankfurt and Hong Kong exchanges, building its strategy in global capital markets. Presently, in response to Haier’s internet of things (IoT) ecosystem strategy, the team is promoting the compliance work of the listed company, as well as exploring digital legal risk control.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

I-Mab

OVERSEAS LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Alex Cao
Principal Legal Counsel

KE Holdings

GROUP LEGAL CENTRE

Team Leader: Chen Yan
Vice President, General Counsel Head of Group Legal Centre

Ping An Insurance

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT (OVERSEAS)

Team Leader: Danny Kan
Chief Counsel (Overseas), Joint Company Secretary

Yum China

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Joseph Chan
Chief Legal Officer

XIAOMI CORPORATION

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Liu Zhen
General Manager

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The legal department of Xiaomi Corporation serves Xiaomi’s globalisation strategy, providing professional support including dispute resolution, commercial compliance, investment research, risk control and other accessible support. The department has participated in facilitating several major business co-operations. For example, it assisted the group to establish global strategic partnerships with Qualcomm and Microsoft, and it supported the group’s successful IPO in Hong Kong.

The department currently has more than 200 full-time employees, some working overseas and providing professional support for Xiaomi’s overseas market expansion. More than 80% of department staff have Master’s degrees or above in law, and many lawyers have working experience in Fortune 500 companies or well-known law firms.

The legal department of Xiaomi Corporation is committed to building a global legal team with perfect business acumen and high professionalism. By introducing the legal management system and the assistance of big data, the team can ensure efficient collaboration, and is dedicated to helping the continual development of the group’s entire business.

XPENG MOTORS

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Stuart Lin
Senior Legal Director

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The XPeng Motors legal team is made up of about 30 experts with extensive practice experience and in-depth industry knowledge. We provide full support to the company, handling all legal matters arising from investment and financing, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs, strategy co-operations, intellectual property, research and development in smart electric vehicles (EVs) and relevant cutting-edge technologies, supply chain, manufacturing, car sales and after-sales service, dispute resolution, premises lease and construction, employment and labour, enterprise registration, licence management, and compliance in data and privacy protection.

In 2020, we were actively involved in a number of milestone projects such as: a US$900 million pre-IPO financing; a US$1.72 billion NYSE IPO; a US$2.5 billion follow-on offering; obtaining a passenger car manufacturer licence via the acquisition of Guangdong FODAY; the completion of a Zhaoqing-based construction works; and a strategic co-operation with Guangzhou Economic and Technology Development Zone. We were well recognised and awarded by our company.

WINNER

OTIS ELEVATOR MANAGEMENT

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Lu Yi
General Counsel, Vice President – Legal, Compliance and Government Relations

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beijing Automotive Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Sun Yanchen
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

CHINA MACHINERY ENGINEERING CORPORATION

LEGAL RISKS AND MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Duan Xiangwei
Deputy President, General Legal Counsel

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As the legal services department of a HKEX-listed company that is excelling in its role as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for energy and infrastructure projects, the legal risks and management department of China Machinery Engineering Corporation was founded in 1982, consists of 27 lawyers, and has more than 40 years of experience in providing legal services in the field of construction and infrastructure.

To maintain a sustainable and strong performance, and to protect the legal rights and interest of the company, the legal risks and management department gives legal advice and settles disputes for all the energy and infrastructure projects developed and constructed in more than 150 countries and territories during their full life circle. To reduce the potential legal risks of the company, the department regards compliance as its core competitiveness, highly values compliance and risk management, and has also issued a Compliance Guide to give legal guidance on business development.

CORNING

LAW DEPARTMENT, GREATER CHINA

Team Leader: David Huang
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

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Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, including life-changing inventions in display, optical communications, automotive, life sciences and mobile consumer electronics. Corning has been actively participating in China’s development for more than 40 years, with total investment exceeding US$7 billion and more than 6,000 people employed in China. Corning Greater China’s legal and compliance team consists of 10 members, most of them senior counsel, with extensive working experience from top international law firms and multinational corporations.

The team is responsible for handling the various legal and compliance matters for nearly 50 legal entities in Corning Greater China, including investment projects, strategic co-operation, corporate governance, dispute resolution, intellectual property rights, daily operations and compliance matters. The team not only are fully involved in the participation of complex transactions and projects, but also bring compliance awareness and intellectual property right protection systems into enterprise management.

FESTO (CHINA)

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Tony Dong
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer of Business, Greater China

Philips Greater China

PHILIPS LEGAL, GREATER CHINA

Team Leader: Steven Shen
General Counsel, Greater China and SEA

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Ye Peili
Legal Manager

WINNER

CHINA NONFERROUS METAL MINING GROUP

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Zhang Xiangnan
General Counsel, Legal and Compliance Department Director

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Accenture

LEGAL DEPARTMENT, GREATER CHINA

Team Leader: Allen Gao
Legal Lead, Greater China

BOE Technology Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Feng Liqiong
Chief Legal Officer

CHINA PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Du Jiangbo
Director of Legal Department

Sinopec is the largest oil and petrochemical products suppliers and the second-largest oil and gas producer in China. It is also the largest refining company and the third-largest chemical company in the world. Its total number of gas stations ranks it second in the world. Sinopec Group also ranked second on Fortune’s Global 500 list in 2020.

Sinopec’s legal department builds legal and compliance management systems for the company, provides support and guarantees for the company’s major business decisions, and handles the company’s dispute cases.

Ping An Insurance

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT (OVERSEAS)

Team Leader: Danny Kan
Chief Counsel (Overseas), Joint Company Secretary

Tsinghua Tongfang

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE TEAM

Team Leader: Su Yunpeng
President Assistant, General Counsel

UNITED ENERGY GROUP

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Leslie Zhang
General Counsel, Vice President

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United Energy Group (UEG) is a Hong Kong-listed international independent upstream company focused on the exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. UEG’s legal team has always considered compliance and risk control to be the cornerstone and bottom line of the group’s risk management system.

In order to meet the growing demand for multi-jurisdictional compliance at UEG, the legal team manages and is responsible for the day-to-day legal compliance of all the business entities in a number of jurisdictions, conducts in-depth studies of the newly promulgated economic substance requirements in the relevant countries or regions, and ensures the group’s strict compliance with such requirements.

In addition, the legal team has established a comprehensive legal management and compliance system for the entire group, formulated local legal policy for each jurisdiction that the group operates in, and developed a series of contract templates for the group’s various business activities.

WINNER

37 INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Lai Qiqi
Vice President

The legal department of 37 Interactive Entertainment provides comprehensive legal support for the listed group and its subsidiaries, and excels in the fields of intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, investment and mergers, and data protection. In addition to game developing and publishing, the scope of legal services has expanded to online education and other major cultural and entertainment fields.

The 37 legal department has established a sound IP right protection mechanism. The criminal, civil, administrative and other legal measures are widely used to solve disputes. The team independently undertakes multiple litigation cases, the total amount of which reaches into hundreds of millions of renminbi. In addition, the legal department, together with other departments, actively promotes the implementation of a series of strategic contents of the group, is good at balancing commercial demands and legal risks, and provides professional and comprehensive legal support for the strategic layout and promotion of business efficiency of the group.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beijing Electric Vehicle

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE

Team Leader: Cheng Guochuan
Chief Compliance Officer, Legal Director

IQIYI

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wang Yan
Vice President, Legal Department

KE HOLDINGS

PLATFORM SUPPORT TEAM

Team Leader: Chen Yan
Vice President, General Counsel, Head of Group Legal Centre

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KE Holdings Group’s platform support team focuses on data protection, mobile application privacy control, training and platform rules. Through strict compliance with laws and regulations, the team continually promotes data protection and ensures the accuracy and security of Beike data.

On the one hand, the team endeavours to improve effort in mobile application privacy control to protect end-users’ rights in knowing and agreeing to privacy policies on Beike Platform. One the other, by providing training and platform rules, the team helps Beike Platform to bring respect and empowerment to our business partners.

In December 2020, the platform support team initiated and helped Beike to be the first residential service platform to obtain certifications of both ISO/IEC 27001 information security management system and ISO/IEC27701 privacy information management systems in China.

In December 2020 and January 2021, the team helped Beike join in the effort to assist the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee to establish the “House Rental and Sale app” modules, which will be applied as national standards such as the Information Security Technology Guidelines for Personal Information Notices and Consent, and the Information Security Technology Basic Specifications for Collecting Personal Information in Mobile Internet Applications.

PERFECT WORLD

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Ma Yihan
General Counsel, Vice President

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In terms of data protection and compliance, the legal department of the Perfect World Group provides a full lifecycle of “privacy protection by design” solutions for different internet businesses, including implementing data compliance for each stage of a product, from product research and development, design and testing, to modification, update and app packaging.

The team systematically determines key points of data compliance and risks of overseas business under different jurisdictions such as Europe and the US, and draws up compliance plans and draft privacy policies in accordance with local compliance requirements.

As a “product manager-oriented” legal team, the legal department has close contact with, and a deep understanding of, the business and product, and is able to provide customised data compliance services for each business. In 2020, the legal department completed the California Consumer Privacy Act and General Data Protection Act compliance project, and assisted the group to become one of the first companies to acquire APP security certification in China.

SINA CORPORATION

LITIGATION TEAM

Team Leader: Amy Zhang
Litigation Director of Sina Litigation Team

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The litigation team of SINA Group directs and takes responsibility for all the dispute resolutions of Sina, Weibo, and their subsidiaries and invested companies, with different jurisdictions including China, the US and Europe. Legal affairs for the team concern multiple professional areas including entertainment and sport, data protection, combatting cybercrime, etc., among which the litigation team has attained remarkable achievements in IP rights protection and data protection.

The litigation team successfully concludes thousands of proceedings every year, and has innovated the group’s system for self-protection of IP rights, which has generates hundreds of millions in revenue, setting up landmark cases including the “copyright dispute over live-streaming of the Chinese super league”. For the past few years, the litigation team has also contributed to a number of model cases in data protection, and further promoted the establishment of business rules of the industry.

TOYOTA MOTOR (CHINA)

LEGAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DIVISION

Team Leader: Chen Ranxi
Director

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Toyota Motor (China) Investment is the regional headquarters and investment company of Toyota Motor Company in China. The legal and intellectual property division of Toyota China was established in early 2005, and is in charge of the legal and IP affairs of Toyota China.

At present, the division has 12 employees and is responsible for contract drafting and review, legal advice, data protection, assisting on participation in important project planning and formulating compliance solutions, handling litigation and arbitration, managing IP affairs, and rendering legal support to Toyota China’s subsidiaries, including giving legal advice and training.

Since its establishment, the division has been committed to continually improving the team’s professional capability, building an excellent legal team with both professional competence and efficiency in the auto industry.

WINNER

UNITED ENERGY GROUP

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Leslie Zhang
General Counsel, Vice President

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United Energy Group (UEG) is a Hong Kong-listed international independent upstream company focused on exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. UEG’s legal team comprises professionals from top-tier international firms and Fortune Global 500 companies, who are equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry, have profound understandings of complex commercial disputes, and are able to put forward professional and innovative insights and strategies in dispute resolution.

The team successfully responded to and handled a number of international commercial arbitrations and excelled, including responding to an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration on a joint bidding agreement in London, where the tribunal ultimately rejected all claims of the other party, winning an ICC arbitration against the government of a sovereign country in respect of withdrawal of a product sharing contract, and initiating the enforcement proceeding in respect of the winning award in several countries including the US, Netherlands and UK.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beijing Electric Vehicle

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE

Team Leader: Cheng Guochuan
Chief Compliance Officer, Legal Director

China Construction First Group The Second Construction

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Xiaoliang
General Counsel

Shanghai Electric Power

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE, LEGAL SERVICE SHARED CENTRE

Team Leader: Wu Ming
General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs and Compliance department

SINA Corporation

LITIGATION TEAM

Team Leader: Amy Zhang
Litigation Director of Sina Litigation Team

WINNER

YANGO GROUP

LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wang Yiqun
Vice General Manager

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The legal and risk management department, also known as Yango legal department, is the headquarters of the risk management organisation of Yango Group, a high-growth boutique real estate operator of the Fortune 500 company Yango Holdings Group, which is also listed on the main board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. It manages nearly 16 regional companies and three major sectors’ legal and risk management departments within Yango Group.

Since its establishment, the department has actively improved the group’s legal management and risk control systems, including informatisation and digitalisation. While enhancing its own level of professionalism, it also strengthens knowledge output and learns together with the business departments. The legal and risk management department has always taken “escorting and creating benefits” as its mission to provide its own strength for the company’s long-term and stable development.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Centre Testing International Group

LEGAL COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Bao Aiwu
Vice President, Legal Affairs

China Construction First Group The Second Construction

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Xiaoliang
General Counsel

China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Zhang Xiangnan
General Counsel, Director of Legal and Compliance Department

DULWICH COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL

LEGAL TEAM

China Team Leader: Emilie Niu
Associate General Counsel

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Dulwich College International(“DCI”) was founded by Fraser White that offers international education to students age 2 to 18. The family includes schools located in in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Zhuhai, Seoul, Singapore and Yangon.

The legal team, led by Diana Gan, with five core values, professionalism, wisdom, trust, inspiration, and intuition. The team consist of 6 members, China team – Emilie Niu and Yuki Cheng, Singapore team – Theresa Tayabali and Siti Donachy and US member- Cynthia Maclean. Together, it supports DCI’s organic growth and Business Development – being the strategic growth advisor and achieve efficient deal structuring and effective negotiation for new business ventures, Corporate Governance and Compliance- ensuring that the wheels keep running in the areas of licence/regulatory/data protection; Intragroup Structuring and IP Protection- Enhancing value of the brand and group IP by monitoring brand/IP usage and enforcement. Division and Functional Support- providing value-add through contract management, practical advice and solutions, and sound dispute resolution.

WINNER

LUK FOOK HOLDINGS (INTERNATIONAL)

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Irene Cheung
Senior Legal Counsel

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Luk Fook Group currently has about 6,000 employees worldwide, and operates jewellery retail stores under the Luk Fook Jewellery brand in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and North America.

The group’s legal affairs department is involved in compliance with regional regulations and laws. This includes regular observance in all such regions of the local labour laws, adherence to retail and operational regulations, assistance with resolving potential labour disputes, drafting operational and employment-related agreements, and working effectively with local law firms as needed to maximise efficiency and legal expertise in these areas.

The department is committed to providing the most comprehensive legal advice at a high calibre for its management, with the aim of safeguarding the rights and interests of the group in worldwide jurisdictions.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beijing Yuanli Education Science and Technology

LEGAL YUAN

Team Leader: Jia Zheng
Legal Director

Sony Mobile China

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Peter Zhang
General Counsel

WINNER

S.F. EXPRESS

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Brian Sun
Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Boehringer Ingelheim China

TOTAL CHINESE MARKET LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Sandy Yao
Vice President of Legal

IQIYI

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wang Yan
Vice President, Legal Department

KE Holdings

GROUP LEGAL CENTRE

Team Leader: Chen Yan
Vice President, General Counsel, Head of Group Legal Centre

Xiaomi Corporation

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Liu Zhen
General Manager

WINNER

S.C. JOHNSON

BRAND PROTECTION, GLOBAL LEGAL

Team Leader: Becky Wang
Senior Brand Protection Manager, APAC

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The SC Johnson & Son Asia-Pacific brand protection team, led by Becky Wang, has two other members: Chloe Cui and Fifi Wang.

The team reports to global legal, and is primarily concerned with intellectual property-related issues in the APAC region, including but not limited to making IP protection strategies, legal action deployments, trademark registrations, trademark and copyright dispute solving, IP awareness promotions, product research and verification, and developing external partners.

Cases conducted by the team have been awarded the QBPC Annual Top 10 IP Protection Cases three times (2018, 2019 and 2020); and were also selected as China Customs Top 10 IP Protection Cases in 2017, and Hebei High Court Top 15 IP Cases in 2019.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Mango Excellent Media

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Zou Xuzi
Legal Director

PERFECT WORLD

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Ma Yihan
General Counsel, Vice President

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The legal department of the Perfect World Group provides comprehensive, professional and efficient protection of intellectual property rights in relation to its diversified cultural and entertainment businesses. The legal department
has prepared guidelines for important positions, co-ordinated trademark registration affairs, and completed the basic layout of trademark registrations at home and abroad.

The legal department’s remarkable achievements also include a number of benchmark cases with industry influence. For example, the case of “Wuxia Q Zhuan” was ranked as one of China’s Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases by the Supreme People’s Court, and the case of “Zhu Xian” game achieved a record highest criminal fine for copyright infringement in Sichuan province.

In 2020, the legal department also won all its cases as plaintiff, and most cases as defendant. Accordingly, the legal department safeguards the rights and interests of the group, and increases net income and reduces losses for the group by protecting intellectual property rights.

SINA Corporation

LITIGATION TEAM

Team Leader: Amy Zhang
Litigation Director of Sina Litigation Team

Suning.com

IP LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Guo Chenhui
Legal Director

TENCENT MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Qihu
General Counsel

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Under the supervision of Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) general counsel Yang Qihu, the TME legal affairs department follows closely the businesses and operation of the group, and has attracted a wide variety of talent with respect to intellectual property, risk control and compliance, litigation and rights protection, investment and M&A, policy research, data privacy, content security, etc.

This ensures professional, accurate and multi-dimensional legal support for the healthy development of the company, and sets a benchmark for legal services in the industry.

TOTO (China)

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Lu Yuping
Legal Director

WINNER

YUM CHINA

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Joseph Chan
Chief Legal Officer

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The M&A team at Yum China legal partners with the company’s investment team to evaluate and execute the full spectrum of strategically important investments, ranging from minority equity stakes and joint ventures to controlling acquisitions.

We have consummated several strategic transactions. The Huang Ji Huang (HJH) acquisition doubled the number of restaurants in our Chinese dining business to now more than 1,000 restaurants, making this business division one of the largest Chinese restaurant players in the country.

Our Suzhou joint venture partner’s equity stake acquisition resulted in consolidation of the financials of the important Suzhou market, while our joint venture with Lavazza, a leading 125-year-old Italian premium coffee brand, kick-started an important strategic growth initiative.

The joint venture with Mininglamp formed a cutting-edge AI company for the restaurant industry. The transaction triggered antitrust approval in China. Because of the variable interest entity structure involved, the approval process became unintentionally high-profile. The antitrust approval finally obtained set a historic precedent in China, and was closely followed in the legal and tech industries.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

APP-China

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Xinlin
Chief Legal Counsel

Nestle (China)

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE FUNCTION

Team Leader: Bian Bianka
Executive Vice President, General Counsel – Legal, Compliance and JV Affairs, Nestle GCR

Panasonic Corporation of China

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE CENTRE

Team Leader: Liu Qiang
Director

PepsiCo

LEGAL DEPARTMENT, GREATER CHINA

Team Leader: Jeffrey Wang
Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel, Greater China Region

Shanghai Electric Power

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE, LEGAL SERVICE SHARED CENTRE

Team Leader: Wu Ming
General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs and Compliance Department

Yango Group

LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wang Yiqun
Vice General Manager

WINNER

CRRC ZHUZHOU LOCOMOTIVE

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Pan Zhuqing
Vice General Counsel, Director of Legal and Compliance Department

CRRC-ZhuZhou-Locomotive
The legal and compliance department of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive was established in 2014. Over the years, it has been committed to assisting the globalisation of China’s rail transit equipment industry, and the company’s international development, and has made outstanding contributions.

The team continues to provide professional and comprehensive legal support and protection for the company and its subsidiaries in the fields of company M&A, legal risk prevention system construction, compliance management, litigation and arbitration, and domestic and foreign market projects. The team has established a comprehensive legal and compliance management system and business co-ordination mechanism, and assisted the company in obtaining a number of major international market orders.

In 2020, facing the harsh international regulatory environment, the company’s legal and compliance management team actively planned and overcame various compliance difficulties to ensure the company’s acquisition of the German Vossloh locomotive business sector was successfully completed. This acquisition is the first time a Chinese enterprise has successfully acquired an overseas rail transit equipment complete vehicle company, and it is a milestone event for a Chinese enterprise to enter the European rail transit equipment manufacturing market.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

FULLSHARE HOLDINGS

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Bill Zhou
Chief Risk Officer

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Fullshare Holdings is a large investment group company listed in Hong Kong, and committed to global and diversified investments for many years, covers fields including new energy, health, large consumption and real estate. Its legal team is responsible for the company’s global legal matters from locations in Nanjing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

Fullshare’s headquarters is in Nanjing, and the legal team supports the company’s legal matters and risk control in transaction structure, due diligence, transaction negotiations and documents, financing, listing compliance, and post-investment management for cross-border M&A transactions.

Most team members are senior lawyers, with extensive experiences from top international law firms and large state-owned corporations, as well as domestic and overseas qualifications. The legal team takes the balance of legal risks and business requirements as core points to ensure and promote the rapid and stable strategic development of our enterprises to achieve globalisation and diversification.

Saint-Gobain (China) Investment

LEGAL DEPARTMENT, APAC REGION

Team Leader: Feng Xiaoju
General Counsel, Compliance Officer

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Qihu
General Counsel

UNITED ENERGY GROUP

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Leslie Zhang
General Counsel, Vice President

United-Energy-Group-in-house-counsel-team
United Energy Group (UEG) is a Hong Kong-listed international independent upstream company focused on exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. UEG’s legal team has a deep understanding of the company’s strategy, development goals and business model, and has participated in and completed the transaction structuring, due diligence, financing arrangement, negotiation and documentation of a number of M&A deals, and was fully involved in all post-closing integration and assets restructuring.

One landmark deal was the acquisition of Kuwait Energy Company (KEC) for a total of US$1 billion, the completion of which was a significant contribution to UEG’s transformation from a small oil and gas company with a single business asset to a medium-sized international independent oil and gas company with oil and gas assets, and operating in multiple regions. Shortly after the deal, the general counsel of UEG managed to complete the integration of the global legal teams within the group and established a comprehensive legal management and compliance system for the entire UEG group.

WINNER

NESTLE (CHINA)

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE FUNCTION

Team Leader: Bian Bianka
Executive Vice President, General Counsel – Legal, Compliance and JV Affairs, Nestle GCR

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Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is a leading worldwide food and beverage company, with 2020 sales reaching US$94.7 billion. China is Nestlé’s second-largest market.

Nestlé’s China legal and compliance function is a dynamic team with solid experience and a diverse background. Being the legal guardian of Nestlé’s businesses, assets, culture and values, we aim to help Nestlé’s businesses to grow faster and sustainably in the Greater China market with the pragmatic and rigorous management of legal and compliance risks and opportunities, and effective and value-adding Nestle-specific solutions.

Our service scope has expanded widely, covering core areas from legal advice to IP protection, corporate governance, litigation and arbitration, regulatory inquiries and investigations, compliance, corporate restructuring, new investments, M&A, legal and compliance training, legal advocacy, sustainability, etc. Lately, our function has also embarked on a journey to renovate and innovate, with new processes and digital tools to enable efficient and effective service provision.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

China Huarong International

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Anny Zheng
General Counsel

Fullshare Holdings

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Bill Zhou
Chief Risk Officer

Guangxi Investment Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Jinhai
General Manager, Legal and Compliance Department

CONTINENTAL HOLDING CHINA

CHINA LAW DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xie Limin
General Counsel, Greater China

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The China law department of Continental Group is responsible for providing all kinds of legal services to the respective business activities of the group in the Greater China region, and rendering assistance to improve business growth potential under the framework permitted by the law. In 2020, the group was facing the double challenges of a business transformation and the covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning, the team worked closely with other departments to safeguard the health and safety of employees and create more flexibility for business operations from a legal perspective. Some projects facing obstacles due to economic and pandemic pressures have obtained extensions thanks to the team’s support.

With its constant support for the business transformation, the team has successfully completed investment activities like the greenfield project in Changshu, and assisted business teams like Tire to explore new business concepts. In terms of restructuring, taking the example of the spinoff of the Powertrain business (Vitesco Technologies), the team has led numerous share and asset transactions to continually optimise the business structure of the group, and helped the spinoff business to set up its new legal team.

WINNER

CHINA GUANGFA BANK CREDIT CARD CENTRE

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Li Heng
Director, Legal and Compliance Department

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The in-house legal team of China Guangfa Bank Credit Card Centre provides professional legal advice and support to the bank on its credit card business. The team members have a professional knowledge of finance, asset management, compliance and so on, and the team has built a fully administered online contract management system, and online intellectual property management process.

The legal team maintains contractual and intellectual risk with technology such as robotic process automation (RPA) and natural language processing (NLP). As an innovative and composite legal team oriented by risk management, we have established a comprehensive management system to effectively prevent and control various legal compliance risks of enterprises. The team also ensures functional and well-serviced management supervision has been fully established, and plays a vital role in legal management and supervision.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beijing Capital

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Shao Li
Secretary of Board of Directors, General Legal Counsel

Guangxi Investment Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Jinhai
General Manager, Legal and Compliance Department

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WINNER

GUANGXI INVESTMENT GROUP

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Jinhai
General Manager, Legal and Compliance Department

HIGHLY COMMENDED

China Pacific Insurance

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yuan Ye
Department Manager

Qianhai Ark Asset Management

RISK AND REPUTATION GROUP

Team Leader: Leon Lam
General Counsel

SWISS REINSURANCE, BEIJING BRANCH

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Sun Nengwu
Senior Legal Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

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Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. The China market has always been of strategic importance to the group, and the legal and compliance team of Swiss Reinsurance Company’s, Beijing branch provides a full range of legal and compliance services for Swiss Re Group’s business operations in China.

The team lives by the group’s agility values and strives to manage legal and compliance risks in a proactive manner. By delivering quality advice to the business and management on the core reinsurance business, innovations, transactions and investments, the team has become an integral part of all material aspects of business initiatives.

In addition, the team takes a forward-looking approach in managing potential risks and enabling the business, by keeping abreast of trending topics in relevant areas such as (re)insurance supervision, data (privacy) protection, intellectual property, equity investment, dispute resolution and international trade control.

SDIC RE Asset Management

RISK CONTROL AND LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Fang Xing
Chief Risk Officer

Taikang Asset Management

COMPLIANCE AND LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Zhou Feng
Head of Compliance and Legal Department

ZHONGRONG INTERNATIONAL TRUST

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Jessie Wang
General Manager

The legal department of Zhongrong International Trust (ZRT) is responsible for the deal structure design, legal document review and legal risk control of all ZRT’s asset management products throughout the whole process from establishment to operation and exit. ZRT manages more than US$107.7 billion in assets, and its asset management products cover multiple areas such as: Real estate investment; infrastructure investment; industrial and commercial enterprise finance; capital markets; consumer finance; supply chain finance; and family trusts.

The legal department delves into the study of various laws and regulations, regulatory policies and judicial precedents, actively designs new products with innovative models, continually pays attention to detail, and strictly controls and prevents potential transaction risks. By promoting standardisation on legal document review, adopting sample contracts throughout ZRT, and establishing a scientific and sophisticated system of legal risk control, the legal department can always finish this work efficiently. Our highly effective and efficient legal team has made extraordinary contributions to ZRT’s legal risk control.

WINNER

BEIJING ELECTRIC VEHICLE

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE

Team Leader: Cheng Guochuan
Chief Compliance Officer, Legal Director

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Continental Holding China

CHINA LAW DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xie Limin
General Counsel, Greater China

Toyota Motor (China)

LEGAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DIVISION

Team Leader: Chen Ranxi
Director

Xpeng Motors

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Stuart Lin
Senior Legal Director

AUTOLIV

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Huang Yiyun
Legal Director

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Autoliv is the world’s leading automotive safety system supplier, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stockholm. Autoliv has a superior global presence and operates in 27 countries and regions, including China, by providing safety system solutions for mainstream automobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) all over the world.

Through multiple efforts made by our legal department in upgrading our IP protection strategy, enhancing customer risk management, and optimising supply chain control, the legal team made a unique contribution to Autoliv China’s satisfactory operational results for the past challenging year of 2020.

Members of Autoliv China’s legal department not only continually enhance their professional expertise, but also persistently deepen their understanding of the industry, and the business needs of the company. By always bearing in mind the provision of practical, targeted and timely legal support, the team is highly recognised by the company’s management team and business departments as an indispensable business partner.

WINNER

S.F. EXPRESS

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Brian Sun
Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beijing Public Transport Corporation

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Zhengxiang
Director, Legal Affairs Department

CHINA STATE SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Cui Ruijie
General Counsel, Director of Legal Affairs Department

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The policy and legal affairs department is a first-level functional department of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, and the legal team consists of 10 people. The department is responsible for the overall work of the construction of the rule of law, organising member units to develop legal risk management systems, and handling major disputes and cases. The legal team is also responsible for organising the development of rules and regulations on system construction, compliance management and risk management.

Major achievements in 2020:

1. Consolidated the foundation of the rule of law, and promoted significant improvements to legal risk prevention and control capabilities.

2. Successfully completed the domestic and foreign anti-monopoly application for the reorganisation and integration of the two major shipping groups.

3. Organised, guided and urged member units to advance the handling of major disputes and cases, avoiding or recovering economic losses of nearly RMB3 billion (US$461 million).

4. Promoted the construction of rules and regulations with compliance management and risk management, and achieved good results.

WINNER

PING AN INSURANCE

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT (OVERSEAS)

Team Leader: Danny Kan
Chief Counsel (Overseas), Joint Company Secretary

The Ping An Group overseas legal team monitors a wide range of overseas legal and compliance matters, cementing Ping An Group’s top rankings in various league tables. The Ping An team is composed of senior lawyers with extensive experience from Magic Circle and other international law firms.

To manage its diverse and regulated businesses, the Ping An team advises on a broad range of financial regulatory matters in Hong Kong and Singapore. It also handles complex company secretarial and listing rules compliance matters involving multiple jurisdictions.

On the technology front, unlike conventional in-house teams, the Ping An team is at the forefront of designing and applying technology to manage legal affairs, leveraging the multi-disciplinary qualifications of its team members. It also manages an international proprietary intellectual property portfolio supporting the development of Ping An Group’s five ecosystems of financial services, healthcare, auto services, real estate services and smart city services.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

CCB International (China)

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DIVISION

Team Leader: Yu Shixuan
Responsible Officer of Legal and Compliance Division

China Development Bank

LAW AND COMPLIANCE DIVISION, STRATEGIC CLIENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Liao Wenbin
Director, Law and Compliance Division

China Guangfa Bank Credit Card Centre

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Li Heng
Director, Legal and Compliance Department

NANYANG COMMERCIAL BANK

OPERATIONAL RISK, LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DIVISION

Team Leader: Ng Siu Fun
Head of Operational Risk, Legal and Compliance Division

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Nanyang Commercial Bank (NCB) entrusts its operation risk, legal and compliance division (ORLC division) to provide professional legal and compliance advice to support the all-round operation of NCB as part of its enduring endeavour to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and the implementation of prudent practices in line with the banking industry.

NCB is well recognised for the diverse variety and high quality of banking services to customers around the world. The ORLC division is composed of professionals qualified in mainland China and Hong Kong, in areas such as law, accounting and finance, to provide full-fledged legal and compliance advice.

The division acts as a significant player in the second line of defence, under the “three lines of defence” policy adopted by NCB, with crucial obligations to assess and monitor the legal and compliance risks in the first line of defence, and is responsible for formulating and providing practical guidance.

ICBC International

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Khor Han Wai
General Counsel, Managing Director

Postal Savings Bank of China, Beijing Branch

LEGAL AFFAIRS AND CONSUMER RIGHTS PROTECTION TEAM

Team Leader: Ma Xiaoou
General Manager, Legal and Compliance Department

WINNER

POWERCHINA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT (COMPLIANCE) DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Peng Shenying
General Counsel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

China Construction First Group The Second Construction

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Xiaoliang
General Counsel

Guangxi Investment Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Jinhai
General Manager, Legal and Compliance Department

Shanghai Construction Group

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Haifeng
Deputy General Counsel

CHINA MACHINERY ENGINEERING CORPORATION

LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Duan Xiangwei
Deputy President, General Legal Counsel

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As the legal services department of a HKEX-listed company that is excelling in its role as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for energy and infrastructure projects, the legal and risk management department of China Machinery Engineering Corporation was founded in 1982, consists of 27 lawyers, and has more than 40 years of experience in providing legal services in the field of construction and infrastructure.

To maintain a sustainable and strong performance, and to protect the legal rights and interest of the company, the legal risks and management department gives legal advice and settles disputes for all the energy and infrastructure projects developed and constructed in more than 150 countries and territories during their full life circle. To reduce the potential legal risks of the company, the department regards compliance as its core competitiveness, highly values compliance and risk management, and has also issued a compliance guide to give legal guidance on business development.

WINNER

LUK FOOK HOLDINGS (INTERNATIONAL)

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Irene Cheung
Senior Legal Counsel

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The legal affairs department of Luk Fook Group is composed of legal teams from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan. The department is mainly engaged in assisting our group’s management in shaping commercial decisions by providing legal advice with respect to various laws and policies in relation to the group, to appropriately minimise legal risks, administer legal and transactional documentations, and manage global intellectual property affairs and anti-infringements, with the aim of protecting the interests of the group.

Given the large global sales network and development of the group, the legal affairs department performs different task groups including contracts and projects, intellectual property, shops and properties, and supplier management to deal with the corresponding tasks. Co-operation with other departments is an integral part of our teamwork and efforts to improve the overall efficiency of the group.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

S.C. Johnson

BRAND PROTECTION, GLOBAL LEGAL

Team Leader: Becky Wang
Senior Brand Protection Manager, APAC

WALMART (CHINA)

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Daniel Shi
Senior Vice President, General Counsel

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Walmart China’s legal team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and end-to-end service to support Walmart China’s transition from bricks-and-mortar to an omnichannel retailer. The legal team has been deeply involved in strategic projects like Walmart’s mini programme online launch, and the operation and risk control of Walmart’s startup incubation platform, Omega 8, and has been providing solution to aspects like IP, equity investment, etc.

The legal team closely co-operates with the business development team by providing legal services in project investment and asset management, which helps the rapid expansion of Walmart’s high-end format Sam’s Clubs in China.

The team also actively participates in legislative research on collection and use of data, protection of individual information, etc. It closely monitors change and development on legislation, administration and judicial systems, and provides appropriate legal and compliance solutions and suggestions to Walmart China.

WINNER

BEIJING YUANLI EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

LEGAL YUAN

Team Leader: Jia Zheng
Legal Director

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The Yuanfudao employment and labour legal team includes professionals like former state-owned enterprise legal experts, former China National Intellectual Property Administration investigators, and patent agents with work areas covering employment and labour, contracts, IP, investment and financing, litigation and dispute resolution. The team provides legal opinions for various business departments to assist their corporate business.

The company’s employee numbers have increased more than 100 times in the past five years. With the support of the legal team, the company has maintained good labour and employment norms, and has avoided any major labour disputes.

The legal team has supported every round of investment, and every financing project of the company, which currently has an estimated value surpassing US$15.5 billion.

The contract review procedure is also managed by the legal team, with more than 10,000 contracts reviewed during a typical year. The team has also supported business departments with contract negotiations and fulfillment, and tackled any contract disputes. The legal team is in charge of IP work, and two entities in the group received the “Beijing Municipal IP Experimental Unit” award.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

DULWICH COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL

LEGAL TEAM

China Team Leader: Emilie Niu
Associate General Counsel

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Dulwich College International(“DCI”) was founded by Fraser White that offers international education to students age 2 to 18. The family includes schools located in in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Zhuhai, Seoul, Singapore and Yangon.

The legal team, led by Diana Gan, with five core values, professionalism, wisdom, trust, inspiration, and intuition. The team consist of 6 members, China team – Emilie Niu and Yuki Cheng, Singapore team – Theresa Tayabali and Siti Donachy and US member- Cynthia Maclean. Together, it supports DCI’s organic growth and Business Development – being the strategic growth advisor and achieve efficient deal structuring and effective negotiation for new business ventures, Corporate Governance and Compliance- ensuring that the wheels keep running in the areas of licence/regulatory/data protection; Intragroup Structuring and IP Protection- Enhancing value of the brand and group IP by monitoring brand/IP usage and enforcement. Division and Functional Support- providing value-add through contract management, practical advice and solutions, and sound dispute resolution.

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP

GROUP AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Guan Rui
General Manager, Group Affairs Department

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As a legal service, support and management department within the group, the legal department of the New Oriental Education and Technology group is committed to building and improving a legal support system and legal risk prevention and control system for the group’s decision-making and operation, so as to provide legal protection and legal support for the group’s development.

The legal team has 11 members, 70% of whom have Master’s degrees or above. It is an excellent professional legal team, and has been unanimously recognised by all departments and leaders within the group. The legal team has been rated as the company’s team of excellence for four consecutive years, from 2016 to 2019.

WINNER

XIAOMI CORPORATION

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Liu Zhen
General Manager

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The legal department of Xiaomi Corporation serves Xiaomi’s globalisation strategy, providing professional support including dispute resolution, commercial compliance, investment research, risk control and other accessible support. The department has participated in facilitating several major business co-operations. For example, it assisted the group to establish global strategic partnerships with Qualcomm and Microsoft, and it supported the group’s successful IPO in Hong Kong.

The department currently has more than 200 full-time employees, some working overseas and providing professional support for Xiaomi’s overseas market expansion. More than 80% of department staff have Master’s degrees or above in law, and many lawyers have working experience in Fortune 500 companies or well-known law firms.

The legal department of Xiaomi Corporation is committed to building a global legal team with perfect business acumen and high professionalism. By introducing the legal management system and the assistance of big data, the team can ensure efficient collaboration, and is dedicated to helping the continual development of the group’s entire business.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

BOE Technology Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Feng Liqiong
Chief Legal Officer

HAIER SMART HOME

GLOBAL LEGAL DEPARTMENT – IOT/IP SUPPORT TEAM

Team Leader: Liu Qun, James
General Counsel

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The IP/IoT support team of Haier Smart Home’s global legal department is headquartered in Qingdao, and has co-ordinated with IP legal teams from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia, among others, to integrate internal and external resources and formulate litigation strategies in a number of cross-border IP litigations in 2020, to safeguard the interests of Haier Smart Home.

At the same time, the team has further improved our comprehensive IP legal management system, based on “litigation and risk control, processes and assets, system and operations”, to monitor and prevent IP infringements in multiple approaches, and provide effective legal protection for Haier’s global business operations.

MIDEA GROUP

GROUP LEGAL GREATER COMPLIANCE CENTRE

Team Leader: Li Junwei, Sean
Head of Greater Compliance

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The Midea group legal compliance centre led by Li Junwei has 13 team members and consists of a compliance group, foreign contract group, and an investment, financing and corporate governance group. The compliance team covers data compliance, export control, anti-monopoly and other fields, while the foreign contract group covers eight major product business units/platforms, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business and other foreign-related business. The investment, financing and corporate governance group aims to provide legal support to the group’s investment and financing projects, and is responsible for corporate governance.

The group legal compliance centre understands that legal risk prevention and control need to be embedded in the important processes of the group’s business, while promoting the business also remains important. For this, it is necessary to deepen the business units’ understanding of risk, trust in the legal department, and enhance the group’s awareness of legal risk prevention.

PANASONIC CORPORATION OF CHINA

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE CENTRE

Team Leader: Liu Qiang
Director

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The legal and compliance centre of Panasonic China & Northeast Asia Company is a professional legal team that works closely with business divisions to fully support the independent management of Panasonic China’s business from the legal and compliance perspectives, and build a legal risk management platform.

As China’s business environment changes, Panasonic continues to take on challenges in new business activities and establish new business models in China. Through establishing close and trusted relationships with the business divisions, Panasonic’s legal team are assigned as team members of new projects at an early stage, and we provide appropriate and prompt support for changing business needs and effectively managing corporate risks.

At the same time, to strengthen risk management and improve compliance operational levels at business sites, the legal team has constructed, and continues to update,an efficient compliance programme using IT, as well as establishing a compliance culture.

WINNER

CHINA NATIONAL OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Zhang Yu
Vice President

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As a professional company mainly in charge of CNPC’s overseas oil and gas business, CNODC is the leading force in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and its internationalisation strategy.

CNODC has an international legal team proficient in foreign languages, as well as in contract negotiations and project management. Adhering to the requirements of compliance and corporate governance in applicable legal regimes, the legal team of CNODC is dedicated to the construction of a comprehensive and whole process legal risk prevention and control system, enhancing its strategic value in CNODC’s central business and effectively preventing all kinds of major overseas legal risks.

Meanwhile, the legal team of CNODC strives to build its compliance system and promote the modernisation of CNODC’s corporate governance system, aiming to contribute legal assistance to CNPC’s business in core resource countries worldwide, and playing an important role in ensuring China’s national energy security.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Zhang Xiangnan
General Counsel, Director of Legal and Compliance Department

China Petrochemical Corporation

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Du Jiangbo
Director of Legal Department

POWERCHINA International Group

LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT (COMPLIANCE) DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Peng Shenying
General Counsel

Shanghai Electric Group

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Tong Liping
Chief Legal Officer

Shanghai Electric Power

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE, LEGAL SERVICE SHARED CENTRE

Team Leader: Wu Ming
General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs and Compliance Department

Yunnan Provincial Energy Investment Group

LEGAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wang Qingyan
General Counsel

WINNER

YUM CHINA

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Joseph Chan
Chief Legal Officer

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Yum China’s legal team delivers services to strategically enable our business partners to achieve their objectives, and we are organised along several functions.

The reporting team oversaw all our disclosures as a dually listed public company on the NYSE and HKEX, and served the board secretariat function. The team also consummated our Hong Kong secondary listing.

The IP team overhauled our IPR strategy, entailing both defensive and offensive features, to buttress the protection of our critical innovation.

The marketing team enabled the brand teams to deploy an agile marketing strategy in response to a dynamically evolving pandemic. The focus on digital marketing accentuated the importance of cybersecurity and privacy compliance. The team stayed at the forefront of regulatory developments, and proactively educated the business teams. As digital promotion collaboration was expanded, the team tackled complex data sharing issues.

The back of house (BOH) team supported critical functions including supply chain, HR, franchise development, and public affairs.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

COCA-COLA BEVERAGES (SHANGHAI)

LEGAL DEPARTMENT, GREATER CHINA AND MONGOLIA

Team Leader: Su Yan
General Counsel of Coca-Cola, Greater China and Mongolia

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Coca-Cola Greater China & Mongolia’s legal team is responsible for providing legal support in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions, and in Mongolia. Our headquarters is located in Shanghai. The team is assigned based on function expertise and business lines, ranging from investment, M&A, dispute resolution, IP, compliance, production, daily operational support and contract management, etc. Most team members are senior lawyers with extensive working experience from international corporations and top law firms.

The team adheres to the working concept of “full support”, proactively engaging in a project from when it is just an idea, and escorting it through the whole process, even until after it ends.

The team proactively participates in industry activities and follows up on all hot topics. It is also putting its passion into emerging stronger, from both professional and business perspectives, to enable the team to be coherent with constant business evolution, and to provide outstanding legal support.

Ferrero Trading (Shanghai)

CHINA LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Stella Zhou
China Legal Counsel

Nestle (China)

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE FUNCTION

Team Leader: Bian Bianka
Executive Vice President, General Counsel – Legal, Compliance and JV Affairs, Nestle GCR

PepsiCo

LEGAL DEPARTMENT, GREATER CHINA

Team Leader: Jeffrey Wang
Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel, Greater China Region

WINNER

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM CHINA

TOTAL CHINESE MARKET LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Sandy Yao
Vice President of Legal

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Abbott

GREATER CHINA LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Aaron Shao
Head of Legal, Greater China

I-Mab

OVERSEAS LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Alex Cao
Principal Legal Counsel

BGI GENOMICS

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Qian
General Counsel

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There are eight team members in the legal department at BGI Genomics, covering sectors including legal affairs, compliance and intellectual property. The team members come from well-known domestic and international law schools. They are familiar with the life sciences industry, and have extensive experience in domestic and foreign compliance, intellectual property protection, and dispute resolution, and efficiently support the global business development of BGI Genomics.

LILLY CHINA

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Li Yongyi
Vice President, General Counsel

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Lilly China legal provides full-spectrum legal support to three large business units – namely diabetes, biomed and oncology – and plays an instrumental role in all aspects of business operations. Lilly China legal is a team of experienced legal professionals. Based on our in-depth understanding of the laws and regulations, as well as our insights on the rapidly changing external environment, the team focuses on providing prudent, ethical, solution-oriented and landscape-aware counselling to assist our company to develop its business.

We deeply understand Lilly’s businesses and strategies, and work to develop legal solutions that assist our business partners in successfully implementing those strategies. We develop a company-wide understanding of the risks inherent in our businesses, especially those with enterprise-level implications, and we work to assure that decisions made involving risks to the company are both prudent ones and ones made at a level appropriate in the company, given the magnitude of the risk.

Lonza China

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Olive Yu
General Counsel, Greater China and SEA

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Ye Peili
Legal Manager

WINNER

APP-CHINA

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Xu Xinlin
Chief Legal Counsel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Air Liquide (China)

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Rosita Chen
Legal Affairs Vice President

Corning

LAW DEPARTMENT, GREATER CHINA

Team Leader: David Huang
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

FESTO (CHINA)

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Tony Dong
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer of Business, Greater China

OTIS Elevator Management

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Lu Yi
General Counsel, Vice President – Legal, Compliance and Government Relations

Saint-Gobain (China) Investment

LEGAL DEPARTMENT, APAC REGION

Team Leader: Feng Xiaoju
General Counsel, Compliance Officer, APAC Region

TOTO (China)

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Lu Yuping
Legal Director

WINNER

KE HOLDINGS

GROUP LEGAL CENTRE

Team Leader: Chen Yan
Vice President, General Counsel, Head of Group Legal Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED

SINA Corporation

LITIGATION TEAM

Team Leader: Amy Zhang
Litigation Director of Sina Litigation Team

ANKER TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS COOPERATION

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Cheng Gang
General Counsel
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Anker Innovations’ Legal Department is responsible for the company’s global legal affairs, and the team is divided into functions of intellectual property and legal compliance. The core members have many years of legal management and practical experience in multinational enterprises, and have abilities in legal management and in the field of corporate legal risk control.

Through the innovative use of a variety of dispute response strategies, we have core expertise in both active defence and passive responses to disputes. In 2020, we won a series of successful litigations in patent disputes, general labour civil and commercial litigations, administrative (penalty) litigations, and trademark litigations.

Anker’s legal team has guaranteed the IPO of the company, the rapid development of the company’s business, and has greatly improved the company’s ability to respond to cases and create value for internal and external customers. We have also maintained a judicial remedy protection line to safeguard the company’s operations, escorted the company through various obstacles and competition, and have made bold progress as a legal team in the internet e-commerce industry.

BEIJING CHUKONG TECHNOLOGY

GROUP LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Jiang Zhihan
Group Legal Director

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The legal team of ChuKong was established in 2016, including its leader, Jiang Zhihan, and members Chen Dexin, Li Xuemei, Feng Yingbo, and Yao Nan. Responsibilities of the legal department include contract review, intellectual property, litigation, investment and acquisitions, business compliance, etc.

The team has improved the company’s compliance system, established the company’s overall property knowledge system, independently handled domestic and foreign investment and financing projects, and made outstanding contributions to the company’s phased development.

PING AN MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Jenny Zeng
Vice-General Manager of Legal and Compliance Department

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The legal and compliance department of Ping An Medical and Healthcare Management has grown from a team of three to more than 40 members. The core members are from first-tier domestic and international companies, law firms, accounting firms and government departments, with solid professional skills, broad industry perspectives, diverse backgrounds and rich practice experience.

The department has responsibilities including, but not limited to, business supervision, investment and financing and M&A, intellectual property protection, compliance system construction, compliance review, prospective research, and technology application, which all cover various business sectors such as information technology, medical insurance cost control, hospital management, medical services, business insurance empowerment and financial leasing.

With regard to legal affairs, the team has achieved efficient co-ordination of systematic construction and ad hoc support, and promoted close integration of streamlined processes with key risk management and control. In terms of compliance construction, the team established a “three-line defence” mechanism to identify and mitigate risks. The internal compliance management and audit inspection are organically integrated to realise a mode of “two-wheel drive”.

WINNER

IQIYI

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wang Yan
Vice President, Legal Department

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Established in 2010, the iQIYI legal department has devoted itself to supporting the company’s business in equity investment, financing M&A, global dispute resolution, contract reviewing, patent protection, etc. With the concerted efforts of the legal department, iQIYI has won a large number of classic cases and been granted numerous awards, such as Beijing Intellectual Property Court’s Annual Top 10 Innovative Cases award, and Shanghai Intellectual Property Academy (SHIPA)’s Annual Top 10 Cases with the most Research Value award.

The team completely protects the company’s sustainable innovative business model and enhances its reputation in the online video industry. In order to boost the technological innovation and development of the company, the legal department also provides comprehensive legal services on data compliance, patent development, etc.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

HUAYI BROTHERS MEDIA

CORPORATION LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Li Jingjue
Legal Director

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Huayi Brothers Media Corporation’s legal department has developed core expertise across the spectrum of media and entertainment matters including film, television, music, theme parks, MCN, short-video, entertainer agency and others. As in-house counsel, we have provided qualified legal services to the company on all types of transactions and practice, and have come up with prospective and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the company in its ever-changing market practice.

We also pay great attention to talent cultivation. Our team is comprised of both PRC and international practising legal experts, with rich experience in all areas of regulatory compliance, intellectual property, employment and security issues. What’s more, beyond merely navigating the various legal issues in regular practice, we are also keen participants in social events, including the discussion on amendments to the Copyright Act and all kinds of seminars conducted by professional associations.

JOYY

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Simon Qi
General Counsel

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The legal department of JOYY Group provides comprehensive legal support for the rapid development, global expansion and continual innovation of the group’s business. Its expertise covers many new economy fields, including pan-entertainment live-streaming, game live-streaming, e-commerce live-streaming, online education, online games, consumer finance, blockchain and so on.

The legal department greatly contributed to JOYY and Huya’s listing in the US, and actively participated in Bigo Live, IMO and other significant acquisition deals, as well as tens of billions of dollars’ worth of strategic and financial investments.

The team is in charge of the group’s global compliance and dispute management, which involves dozens of jurisdictions around the world. It identifies and mitigates legal risks, and builds up legal compliance capacity in each of the jurisdictions. It also manages the group’s IP affairs, and has evolved a sophisticated and integrated IP right management system covering patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names.

Mango Excellent Media

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Zou Xuzi
Legal Director

SINA Corporation

LITIGATION TEAM

Team Leader: Amy Zhang
Litigation Director of Sina Litigation Team

Suning.com

PP SPORTS LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Tonell Liu
Legal Director

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

LEGAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Qihu
General Counsel

WINNER

PERFECT WORLD

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Ma Yihan
General Counsel, Vice President

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The legal department of the Perfect World Group provides high-quality and efficient legal services for the fast-growing and innovative video game business, while also covering the entire life cycle of the business, from development of game products and the introduction of IP authorisation to product launch and promotion, and product offline services.

For example, the legal department provided comprehensive legal support for the successful development and operation of popular games such as Zhu Xian, Perfect World, New Swords Man, Condor Heroes, and Forsaken World. This included quickly identifying core risk points and resolving bottleneck issues during negotiations in relation to various issues, including IP authorisation and crossover, and fast-paced projects such as game promotion.

The legal department also provided professional risk assessment opinions and legal documents, utilised big data to empower legal work, and improved the efficiency of contract review by using its self-developed online contract review system and digital system tools.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

37 Interactive Entertainment

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Lai Qiqi
Vice President

Besttone Holding

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Chen Yadu
Deputy Director, Legal Department

IDREAMSKY TECHNOLOGY

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Jasmine Liu
Senior Vice President

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Dream legal is a professional and diligent team showing a high sense of responsibility, execution and creativity, and it has been awarded repeatedly for its outstanding competence in the legal profession, and teamwork inside and outside of the company.

The team devotes itself to compliance supervision after company listing, investment arrangement and post-investment management, business contract drafting and review, risk control, dispute resolution, and intellectual property management, providing extensive legal support for the company’s operations.

Riot Games

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Emi Zhao
Head of Legal, China and SEA

WINNER

QIANHAI ARK ASSET MANAGEMENT

RISK AND REPUTATION GROUP

Team Leader: Leon Lam
General Counsel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

BAIDU VENTURES

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Zhang Mingzhen
General Counsel

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The legal team of Baidu Venture is in charge of the institution’s compliance, investment structural design, legal support, collaboration of post-investment management, etc. Each member of Baidu Venture’s legal team has working experience in leading law firms and PE-VC institutions.

Along with solid professional backgrounds, the legal team members have a comprehensive awareness of the institution’s investment strategy, commercial logic and risk preference, so that the risk control function can integrate successfully into each section of the institution’s operation, and the smooth operation of the institution can be guaranteed.

In the meantime, considering our role as an investor shareholder of early-stage startup companies, our legal team also provides timely professional legal support to the portfolio companies. We aim to help portfolio companies with their difficulties, together with our other departments, in order to achieve the mutual benefit and progress of both investor and portfolio companies.

CITIC CAPITAL

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wong Yong Kai
Head of Special Projects, Co-General Counsel

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The legal and compliance department of CITIC Capital Holdings comprises three teams responsible for onshore and offshore legal, compliance and company secretarial work, respectively. These teams ensure the efficient and stable operation of the company and its strict compliance with laws and regulations.

The legal team is committed to providing comprehensive and efficient legal services on the onshore and offshore private funds of the company. The team actively participates in every step of fund investment, is heavily involved in the company’s proprietary investment, and fields a high volume of daily legal support to the company.

With the proliferation of proposed laws, regulations and policies targeting the investment industry, the legal team has been engaging in in-depth study and policy analysis with the intent of guiding members of the business and deal teams through this rapidly evolving landscape.

The legal team strives to maximise the interests of the company and its investors. Due to its diligence and dedication, along with its efficient and pragmatic work style, the legal team is widely recognised, and has won a good reputation in the private fund industry.

WINNER

AGILE GROUP

LEGAL CENTRE

Team Leader: Shang Dongning
General manager of the Group Legal Centre General Manager of Legal Contract Centre of Real Estate Group

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Agile Group’s legal centre team has 102 staff. Its headquarters vertically manage the legal centres of four industrial groups and nine regional legal departments. All its members have worked in well-known enterprises and law firms, and their work covers nine areas, including real estate, A-living, environmental protection, education, Agile city, agent construction, capital, commerce and urban renewal. In 2018, the legal team was awarded as a National Top 10 Legal Department by China Chief Legal Officer Research Institute.

In 2019, the team was the winner in the real estate and construction category, and highly commended in the securitisation category of the China Business Law Journal In-House Counsel Awards. In 2020, the team was involved in overseas investment projects with equity exceeding RMB100 billion, assisted in handling financing projects worth more than RMB10 billion. The self-acting agency rate was up to 94% during the year, and the team completed the registration of trademark rights in more than 100 cases. The official WeChat public account of our legal system, which operates in our centre, has also had a great influence on lawyers and the legal profession.

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Fullshare Holdings

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Bill Zhou
Chief Risk Officer

Logan Group

LEGAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Yang Xiaolan
General Manager

SDP Investment

LEGAL TEAM

Team Leader: Matthew Wang
General Counsel, Vice President

Yango Group

LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Wang Yiqun
Vice General Manager

WINNER

ACCENTURE

LEGAL DEPARTMENT, GREATER CHINA

Team Leader: Allen Gao
Legal Lead, Greater China

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Accenture Greater China’s legal department has more than 100 members, and is an important part of the more than 2,000-strong Accenture global legal team, serving and supporting domestic and international business.

The legal department’s services cover all aspects, and the team fully supports the company’s business, covering almost all industries and the needs of various corporate functions. All members participate in technology quotient training and use artificial intelligence (AI) and other legal technologies in their work to actively adapt to new and complex business models.

Meanwhile, the legal department focuses on timely communicating and sharing the latest achievements of legal technology with its domestic counterparts, and advocates and actively participates in building a good legal technology ecosystem. In the process of establishing a co-operative ecosystem with Chinese companies, and helping them expand their overseas business, the legal department uses its global legal resources and its own unique advantages to assist clients in their global business deployment.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ericsson (China) Communication

PATENT UNIT, CHINA

Team Leader: Li Yanhua
Director of Patent Unit, China

Foxconn Industrial Internet

LEGAL, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ANTI-CONRRUPTION DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Eric Xie
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

NET263

LEGAL AND SECURITIES DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Li Bo
Secretary of the Board, Director of Legal and Securities Department

COGNEX

LEGAL SERVICES, ASIA

Team Leader: Mary Yang
Head of Legal Services, Asia

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The Cognex Asia legal team is responsible for a wide range of legal and compliance affairs in Greater China, South Korea and ASEAN countries – including sales support, IP, compliance, anti-corruption, employment, M&A, and distributor management – to fully support rapid growth of Cognex Asia markets, which has occupied one-third of the company’s global business.

The legal team pays particular attention to the ever-changing and complex business environment in China and other Asian countries, and by its prompt response, efficient movement and leadership, helps Cognex safely and smoothly navigate changes and uncertainties, while simultaneously quickly grabbing opportunities that arise.

The team values self-improvement, and we think highly of those qualities that enable us to work hard, play hard and move fast. All three things together make us a success in completing comprehensive and complex legal work with such a small team.

Tsinghua Tongfang

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE TEAM

Team Leader: Su Yunpeng
President Assistant, General Counsel

XTC Technology

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Team Leader: Leo Chen
Chief Legal Officer