20 April 2021

King & Wood Mallesons partner Wu Han named one of the 2021 ALB China Top 15 TMT Lawyers

In April 2021, Asian Legal Business (ALB) unveiled the 2021 ranking for ALB China Top 15 TMT Lawyers. KWM compliance partner Wu Han was included in the ranking for his frontier experience and wide client recognition in this field.

As one of the first lawyers in China to specialise in cybersecurity, data compliance and governance, Mr. Wu is adept at advising China branches of multinational corporations on cybersecurity and data compliance under PRC laws and regulations. He also counsels clients on the construction of relevant compliance systems. Meanwhile, keeping a close eye on overseas data governance developments, he works with KWM global teams to help Chinese enterprises ensure compliance in their "going global" endeavors. In addition, Mr. Wu also assists clients in developing corporate data integration mechanisms, data asset systems, and intelligent future structures.

Mr. Wu has advised leading enterprises in various sectors on cybersecurity, data compliance, and data governance, including banking, insurance, finance, mobile Internet, e-commerce, telecommunications, transportation, daily use chemicals, and traditional industries. In recent years, Mr. Wu has also assisted many well-known domestic and foreign companies in the formulation and revision of privacy policies, compliance schemes, and cross-border data transfer schemes. He worked together with lawyers across KWM global offices, to carry out data compliance projects involving the Cyber Security Law of the PRC, the EU General Data Protection Regulations ("GDPR"), the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), and regulations in other jurisdictions. In addition, he also assisted clients in comprehensively sorting out and setting up a compliance system for corporate data (including personal information protection) and rolling out a top-level design for global data flows. Some of his client work highlights include: advising a well-known large state-owned bank on the GDPR compliance for all business lines and multi-jurisdiction compliance assessment and research on the cross-border data flow involved in different business departments; assisting a world-renowned aviation information technology provider in conducting research and demonstration on multi-jurisdiction data compliance, equity, and assets; assisting a domestic well-known financial group in establishing a compliance system for data integration and sharing within the group; assisting well-known enterprises operating in the supply chain of the unmanned driving industry in developing a data sharing and distribution model and a compliance system; and assisting a healthcare group in building the Internet plus ecosystem and forming a data-driven integrated system.

"It's a great honor to receive this award!” said Mr. Wu, “Thanks to my peers and clients for their recognition, and thanks to my team members for their strong support. More importantly, thanks to KWM for providing us with opportunities and resources for innovation and cutting-edge exploration. To keep up with the trend of the constantly changing area, and meet client needs, we need to be equipped with not only solid expertise and experience, but also insight and desires for knowledge to bring innovative solutions. I will continue to learn from peers, and work closely with clients to help them further grow their business. "

This ranking was conducted by ALB on the basis of a professional evaluation on the strengths of the candidates in terms of their major achievements in the past year, key clients, awards received, etc. to recognize top TMT lawyers with profound expertise and in-depth commercial understanding.

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