Scott Kronick

Scott Kronick is currently President & CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations, Asia Pacific, covering 30 offices in 15 countries. Scott is passionate about cross cultural communications covering China/Asia, the United States and Europe.

He is also author of the Lighter Side of China, published by ACA Publishing, a collection of essays detailing the life of a westerner living in China for two decades.

Scott was voted to the PR Week Power List in 2014 and 2015.

Firm Overview:

Ogilvy is a New York City-based British advertising, marketing, and public relations agency. It was founded in 1850 by Edmund Mather as a London-based agency. In 1964, the firm became known as Ogilvy & Mather after merging with a New York City agency that was founded in 1948 by David Ogilvy.

Luming Chen

Luming Chen is based in the JunHe Shanghai office. Before that, Mr. Chen was a partner at Jones Day, and was associated with Debevoise & Plimpton and O’Melveny & Myers in the US.

Mr. Chen has broad experience in the resolution of complex international disputes through arbitration, litigation, mediation and negotiation. He has significant experience in project construction disputes, disputes arising under long-term purchase agreements, complex commercial, share and asset acquisition, and joint venture disputes, and disputes involving insurance and insolvency proceedings. In recent years, he has represented clients in a large number of disputes involving assets management contracts and PE investment contracts. Mr. Chen has helped foreign clients in the enforcement proceedings of foreign arbitral awards in Chinese courts under the New York Convention.

Mr. Chen has been on the CIETAC panel as an arbitrator since 1989. Over the years, he has heard a large number of disputes of a varied nature. He has represented clients in arbitration proceedings before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (KHIAC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); and is also on the panels of arbitrators for the two arbitration institutions.

Mr. Chen is familiar with US law and litigation rules, and was a member of the defense team involved in the criminal investigation by the US Ministry of Justice on illegal trading of US treasury bonds by an employee of Daiwa Bank. He participated in the whole proceedings of document production in response to a subpoena by the US Ministry of Justice, and in the criminal defense proceedings of the bank employee in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Chen also has extensive experience in representing multinational companies in their investment projects in China on such matters as the establishment of joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and strategic alliances; real estate, venture capital, private equity, and securities transactions; and intellectual property protection. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, IT, entertainment, technology, chemicals, construction, and transportation. Mr. Chen also has extensive experience in energy projects, including power plants, natural gas pipelines, and wastewater treatment facilities. Mr. Chen advises Chinese companies on outbound investment projects in foreign jurisdictions. He has represented a PRC private company in acquiring a bauxite in Jamaica.

Mr. Chen is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chamber’s Asia-Pacific (Arbitration) and Who’s Who Legal (Litigation). He was selected as one of the “Top 20 client most-favored Lawyers” by ALB.

Firm Overview:

JunHe, founded in Beijing in 1989, is one of the first private partnership law firms in China. Since its establishment, JunHe has grown to become one of the largest and most recognised Chinese law firms. The firm has 12 offices around the world and a team comprising more than 800 professionals – including over 240 partners and legal counsel, as well as over 560 associates and legal translators.

A solid foundation of delivering premier legal services

JunHe is committed to providing top-tier legal services in commercial transactions and litigation. Our firm is well known as a pioneer, an innovator and a leader in the re-establishment and development of the modern legal profession in China.

Just as each industry requires specialised knowledge, our attorneys are arranged into multidisciplinary practice groups so that they are equipped with deep expertise in market-tailored legal fields and industry sectors. To meet the specific requirements of each client and project, we form project teams across different practice groups to combine the strengths of lawyers with the requisite skills to offer bespoke legal advice. By consistently providing exceptional representation, we have earned our reputation for excellence.

Our network growth is achieved through prudence and independence

JunHe works towards its goals of independent development and strategic expansion. In addition to our head office in Beijing, the firm operates in offices throughout China – in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Haikou, Tianjin, Qingdao and Chengdu. Through our network of offices based in China’s political, economic and financial centres, as well as in the economic zones along the east and the south coasts, we serve our clients across the country.

In tandem with our domestic clients’ investments abroad, the firm has opened fully licensed offices in Hong Kong and New York – both international commercial centres – as well as in the high-tech mecca of Silicon Valley. By doing so, leaders in finance and technology have access to our cutting-edge representation in China and abroad.

Adhering to the principle of client-centred services, we are a true and genuine partnership law firm, with our domestic and overseas offices placed under common management and resources pooled and deployed in an integrated manner.

Our relentless power is sourced from attracting talented lawyers worldwide

At JunHe we are keenly aware that our core competitiveness lies in the strength of our collective intelligence. Our attorneys are primarily recruited from the world’s top law schools and law firms, and some have previously served as government officials, judges, accountants, tax analysts and scientists.

While most of our lawyers are licensed in China, many are qualified to practise law in multiple jurisdictions, such as the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Our attorneys are multilingual, with fluency in Chinese as well as English, German, Japanese and several other languages.

In addition to advising clients at JunHe, our lawyers often concurrently hold distinguished posts in international organisations, government agencies, trade associations and arbitration tribunals. They also devote their expertise to contributing to Chinese lawmaking, writing legal publications, organising academic research and seminars, and teaching as guest professors.

Our competitive edge is maintained through constant innovation

From the beginning, our firm has grown by virtue of innovation. At the forefront of great movements, JunHe continues to forge ahead of our peers and continuously innovate, whether by advising on unprecedented foreign investment projects during the initial period of China’s reform-and-open campaign; major transactions during the state-owned enterprise reform in the 1990s; comprehensive debt and equity operations, incorporating onshore and offshore capital markets in the new century; or the continuous development of novel services and products in the internet era.

JunHe is credited with many “firsts” in the Chinese market. Growing with our clients, we have not only been honoured with high praise, but have also achieved a leading position in the Chinese legal industry.

Our global strategy is devoted to collaborating with our peers

In the context of globalisation, we augment our strengths by collaborating with leading law firms in other jurisdictions. By building such alliances, we overcome cultural differences and knowledge gaps. In turn, our clients benefit from a combination of rich local experience, smooth communication, the full spectrum of practice areas, global coordination and seamless representation in cross-border transactions.

Due to our outstanding client service and excellent reputation, we are the only Chinese law firm to be accepted for membership in Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two leading associations of independent law firms around the world. We have also established “best friend” relationships with many other preeminent local law firms. Through such alliances, we are able to extend our premier legal services efficiently and consistently to every corner of the globe.

Dong (Eric) Liu

Eric Liu Dong started his practice in 1997 and joined Han Kun in February 2011.

Mr. Liu specializes in cross-border arbitration and litigation, especially cross-border transaction and commercial contract-related disputes; he also has extensive experience in assisting clients to develop and establish efficient legal risk management mechanism. He is knowledgeable of commercial environment in China and well recognized in solving problems for clients from various industries through contentious and non-contentious approaches.

Mr. Liu has represented many well-known multinational corporations in high profile arbitrations and litigations and has always gained favorable judgments/awards for his clients. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in representing clients in domestic and overseas arbitral institutions and has ample experience in representing clients before courts of various levels, including the Supreme Court of China. Mr. Liu has also assisted clients as Chinese law expert witness in various overseas arbitrations and litigations.

Mr. Liu was recognized as “Asialaw Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution” by Asialaw Profiles (2014-2015) and “Asialaw Leading Lawyer” by Asialaw Profiles (2016). In 2019, Mr. Liu was recognized as commercial and transactional “Dispute Resolution Star” by Benchmark Litigation, and was exclusively recommended as “Dispute Resolution Law Expert in China” by Who’s Who Adviser Handbook and many other international publications.

Education:

Mr. Liu graduated from Lanzhou University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics & Information Technology in 1994. He also studied in the United Kingdom and received an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Exeter in 2006.

Qualifications:

Member of the PRC Bar

Working Languages:

Mandarin Chinese (native) and English (fluent)

Dr. David Yu

David YU is a Chinese lawyer, CPA, Chartered Real Estate Appraisal. I am working with Crowe Horwath Capital Consultancy Group which is a part of Crowe International, a global accounting, tax, corporate finance and business advisory firm.

We provide accounting, tax, legal and payroll services in China.

My Specialties: Tax Planning, Business Service Outsourcing, Chinese Legal affairs, Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, Capital Raising. I earned my PhD majoring in Financial Law from China University of Political Science and Law.

I’m also a post-doctoral researcher in China University of Finance & Economy.

Firm Overview

Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm that combines deep industry and specialized expertise with innovation. By listening to our clients, we learn about their businesses and the challenges they face. Our dedicated teams strive to deliver exceptional client service while upholding our core values and strong professional standards. We invest in tomorrow because we know smart decisions build lasting value for our clients, people, and profession.

Founded in 1915 and ranked the eighth largest accounting network in the world, Crowe Global has over 200 independent accounting and advisory firms in more than 130 countries.

Crowes leaders work with governments, regulatory bodies and industry groups to shape the future of the profession worldwide. Their exceptional knowledge of business, local laws and customs provide lasting value to clients undertaking international projects.

Crowe provides global reach on a personal scale. Firms are focused on the future and the client experience, working with clients to build something valuable, substantial, and enduring. Close working relationships are at the heart of our effective service delivery.

At Crowe, our professionals all share one commitment, to deliver excellence.

Xu Ping

Ms. Xu Ping is a senior partner and the head of the cross-border M&A practice group of King & Wood Mallesons.

Ms. Xu has over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and financing. She has served as the leading counsel for a number of landmark cross-border M&A transactions and was instrumental in their structuring, negotiations and implementation. . Her experience covers a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, automobile, machinery, health care, energy, mining, infrastructure and financial services.

Awards:

In 2014 and 2016, Ms. Xu was awarded as the Dealmaker of the Year (China) by ALB. She is widely recognized as a leading Corporate /M&A lawyer in China by the legal community, her recent awards and recognition include: in 2017, she was awarded as “Top Ten M&A lawyer in China” by ALB, in 2015-2017, she is ranked as Band 1 Corporate / M&A lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific; she is also recognized as M&A leading lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific from 2012-2014;in 2015 enlisted in “ALB China Power List” by ALB; she is also recognized as M&A leading lawyer by IFLR from 2013-2017 andLegal 500 from 2013-2015.

Work Experience:

Ms. Xu joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. Before that she worked as a China legal counsel in the Shanghai and Beijing offices of a European law firm, and as an in-house counsel in a major state-owned import & export company.

Ms. Xu obtained her LLM degree from Stanford Law School, and her LLB degree from University of International Business and Economics. Ms. Xu qualifies as an attorney in the PRC and the State of New York.

About Us:

Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential. Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, we are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.

We take a partnership approach in working with clients, focusing not just on what they want, but how they want it. Always pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, we are reshaping the legal market and challenging our clients to think differently about what a law firm can be.

Lucy (Qiong) Lu

Lucy (Qiong) Lu’s practice focuses on a broad range of PRC-related corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity, corporate structuring and restructuring and general corporate matters. Ms. Lu also has extensive experiences in PRC real estate, employment and regulatory issues.

Ms. Lu regularly represents multinational corporations and global investment and commercial banking firms with cross-border transactions involving Chinese entities and assets. She has advised on some high-profile IPOs involving overseas listings for PRC companies and has recently represented a number of Chinese companies in their overseas investments and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Lu worked at a few other top-tier international law firms (mainly Hong Kong offices) for over ten years. She started her practice with one of the largest domestic law firms in Beijing.

Education:

– Peking University, LL.B., 1996
– Peking University, LL.M., 1999
– Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2001

Admissions:

– New York
– Hong Kong

Languages:

– Mandarin
– Cantonese
– English

Law Firm:

We deliver deep legal expertise and practical commercial judgment for high-stakes matters in sectors with the greatest complexities, intricacies and regulatory demands.

Dechert is organized by practice area, not geography. Our 27 offices around the globe are seamlessly integrated.

This approach allows us to deliver a team responsive to unique project requirements and provide the resources needed to complete work with speed-to-market execution. Our lawyers understand the current marketplace, as well as rapidly evolving commercial and regulatory challenges, making us a preeminent full-service advisor.

We are a global, mobile workforce of diverse skills and areas of expertise. We use a project management approach to our workflow, enabling us to quickly adapt to changing client needs, maximize technology, drive efficiency and deliver value to our clients.

Our work is widely recognized within the legal industry, including top global-wide rankings for corporate investigations, international arbitration, investment funds and life sciences (Chambers Global, 2017).