In part 1 of this 3 part series, Sun Hong, Shanghai Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright discusses the pertinent issues relating to gifts and hospitality in the context of anti-bribery and corruption compliance in China.
Topics covered include:
- China’s anti-corruption regime
- Laws and regulations governing gift giving and hospitality
- Common practices and potential pitfalls
- Practical steps to mitigate risk and avoid liability
Sun Hong is a corporate lawyer based in Shanghai. Sun focuses on corporate matters, covering foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate transactions involving PRC assets or entities. Sun has had great experience in advising clients on regulatory and compliance matters/projects.
Sun has in-depth insight into the legal system of China and the compliance and regulatory risks encountered by multinationals doing business in China, which makes her well positioned to advise clients on practical solutions to address compliance risks and to deal with difficult regulatory issues when arisen.
Sun is very familiar with the regulatory regime of China through her post qualification legal practice in both government bodies and domestic and international law firms.
She qualified in China in 1999 and had worked for four years in the legal affairs office of a local government and five years with PRC local law firms (practising litigation and corporate matters) before she joined the practice in 2006. Sun received training on English law and legal practice under the Lord Chancellor Training Scheme for Young Chinese Lawyers in the UK and HK in 2003 and 2004.