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WBG Delegation Visits JunHe and Announces Closer Cooperation in Helping Chinese Enterprises Establish Sound Integrity Compliance Policies in Accordance with International Standards


A delegation from the World Bank Group (“WBG”) visited JunHe on September 22, 2017. The delegation consisted of Ms. Pascale Helene Dubois, Vice President of the World Bank Group, Ms. Merly M. Khouw, Chief Investigation Officer of the Integrity Vice Presidency, Ms. Lisa K. Miller, Chief Integrity Compliance Officer of the Integrity Vice Presidency, and Ms. Alexandra M. Habershon, an Officer of the Integrity Vice Presidency. The delegation consulted on JunHe’s practice on helping Chinese enterprises to establish compliance risk management systems and discussed ways to develop a better exchange and cooperation mechanism in this field. Mr. Xiao Wei, Chairman of JunHe’s Executive Board, together with JunHe’s partners including Ms. Kang Yi, Mr. Zou Weining and Mr. Zhou Xianfeng, attended the meeting with the WBG delegation.               

WBG’s delegation introduced their new approaches regarding anticorruption, integrity compliance and other field and shared their new strategies as well as some typical cases in reducing sanction risk and its consequences with JunHe. Mr. Xiao Wei introduced the current status regarding anticorruption in China, as well as the new environment, topics and issues that China-invested enterprises will experience with respect to overseas compliance and anticorruption as guided by the Belt and Road initiative. The meeting was very successful and Ms. Dubois, Vice President of WBG, noted that the meeting was “very productive”. WBG and JunHe agreed to closer cooperation in anticorruption investigations and compliance, and will make a joint effort to help Chinese enterprises to establish sound integrity compliance policies in accordance with both Chinese laws and international standards.

Mr. Xiao Wei is one of JunHe’s founding partners. He has led JunHe to grow into a top law firm providing general legal service in China through 28 years of development. In recent years, Mr. Xiao has not only led JunHe to improve its legal service, but also has gradually launched digitalization and management reform within the company. Through the “JunHe China Friends Circle” platform, JunHe has developed better cooperation and exchange with lawyers from across the country. Mr. Xiao was awarded the “Managing Partner of the Year” for 2017, 2016, 2013 and 2009 by Asian Legal Business, a leading law magazine in China. Chambers Asia-pacific also named Mr. Xiao in the 'Ranked Lawyers - Senior Statesmen" list in both M&A and Securities for 2016 and 2017.

Ms. Christine Kang practices at JunHe’s Beijing office.  She is on the Expert Panel of Overseas Legal Risk Prevention of SASAC Bureau of Policies, Laws and Regulations, and is a listed arbitrator on the panels of many major international arbitration institutions including CIETAC, AAA-ICDR, ICC and HKIAC.  Her practice focuses on international commercial dispute resolution.  She represents foreign and Chinese clients in their arbitration cases before major international arbitration institutions, assists Chinese enterprises and multinationals with their compliance issues and anti-commercial bribery investigations, and has considerable experience in assisting in tackling compliance investigations and sanctions commenced by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). Ms. Kang also has experience in structuring corporate compliance policies to meet international standards and in the early lifting of MDB sanctions.  She was recently listed with Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration in their list of “Future Leaders 2017” and Who’s Who Legal, Asset Recovery 2016.

Mr. Zou Weining focuses on cross-border dispute resolution.  He has successfully represented many leading Chinese and foreign companies in their lawsuits and arbitration cases before the courts and arbitration institutions of China with respect to complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, product liability and international trade.  Cases that he has handled have been listed in the “Top 10 Foreign-Related IP Cases of Recent Years” as selected by the No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing and in the “Top 50 IP Cases of China 2010” as selected by the Supreme People’s Court of China.  For his exceptional legal expertise and service, Mr. Zou was named by Who’s Who Legal as the world’s leading commercial litigation lawyer of 2015, and in 2016, he was listed with Asialaw Profiles in its list of “Asia-Pacific’s best lawyers”.

Mr. Zhou Xianfeng has significant experience on a broad range of engineering and legal issues, including risk management, EPC, claims and counterclaims, project insurance and performance bond and dispute resolution in domestic and international large energy and infrastructure projects.  Mr. Zhou adheres to the principle of offering clients legal service at an international service level, with Chinese characteristics.  He was ranked among leading lawyers for Project and Infrastructure and Construction Projects in Chambers and Partners, and was recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner for construction projects.

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.