Sanctions and Investigations
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) advises Chinese companies on sanctions compliance and investigations globally, including anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, export controls, data compliance, anti-corruption compliance, and white-collar crimes.
We are familiar with the practices of government agencies and regulators around the world, particularly in the U.S., Hong Kong SAR, Europe, Australia and other regions where Chinese companies operate intensively. We have extensive experience in helping Chinese companies respond to investigations by foreign government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office. We are a reliable and professional partner for our clients in times of crises. We will actively communicate and coordinate with government agencies, media and PR companies immediately thereafter to protect the rights and interests of our clients.
With deep expertise in global sanctions and teams of experienced lawyers in key jurisdictions, KWM provides full-service, one-stop legal solutions for clients and their global operations.
KWM’s cross-border litigation team has extensive experience in litigation strategy development, investigation and evidence collection, procedural and substantive defence, and cross-border enforcement of judgments. The team has handled many civil and commercial, criminal and class actions, cross-border recovery of illicit property and administrative compliance investigations. The team has also advised and represented Chinese companies and government agencies in foreign-related disputes and litigation.
The fully integrated team is comprised of Chinese and foreign practitioners who specialise in cross-border dispute resolution. Backed by its global resources, KWM provides clients with comprehensive dispute resolution packages in judicial proceedings in different jurisdictions. Our lawyers are particularly adept at using appropriate legal techniques and working methods to effectively communicate with regulators, courts, counter parties, and their counsels to ensure that clients comply with Chinese and foreign laws while maximising the protection by the laws of both jurisdictions.