Feng Xiaopeng


Areas of practice 

Mr. Feng specializes in trade compliance and customs matters. 

Mr.Feng  joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Feng had been working as a major officer of a direct customs in Southern China for almost 20 years and has gained abundant practical experience. He is very familiar with not only the laws and regulations of Customs, but also legislative trends in customs business.

Mr. Feng has undertaken a number of influential customs and trade compliance cases/projects for industries including the Internet, finance, clothing, transportation, machinery, and light industry. Mr. Feng has extensive professional knowledge and practical experience in customs and foreign exchange compliance, import and export customs planning, customs inspection, customs valuation, case investigation, defense for the crime of smuggling, dispute resolution of classification, foreign investment, cross-border e-commerce, border protection of intellectual property and other areas. 

Cross-border E-commerce & Customs Legislation

In 2013, Mr. Feng served on the Cross-border E-Commerce Legislation Group in the General Administration of Customs, in charge of the section on customs duties. He and his team prepared the first draft of the cross-border e-commerce section in the E-commerce Law for the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress. In addition, Mr. Feng also directly participated in the drafting and legal framework design of other laws, regulations and administrative measures, including Customs Intellectual Property Protection Regulation, Regulation on the Implementation of Customs Administrative Penalties, Anti-Smuggling Comprehensive Regulation, Customs Measures on the Supervision and Control of Postal Items, FedEx Asia-Pacific Hub Customs Clearance Rules, etc.

E-commerce Law & Cross-border E-commerce Legal Services

Mr. Feng has in-depth expertise and rich experience in E-commerce Law, especially cross-border e-commerce. He serves as a long-term legal counsel for many well-known cross-border e-commerce enterprises and logistics companies and advises various multi-national corporations, large central SOEs and public companies on a wide range of e-commerce matters, customs compliance review and customs planning, compliance issues for platform structuring, data compliance analysis, e-commerce business model design, etc. and provides cross-border e-commerce compliance training and other legal services as well. His clients include Vip.com, Xiaohongshu, Ant Financial, PICC Financial Service Company Limited, Shenzhen Airlines, CNOOC, OneTouch, SHEIN, Shenzhen Magellan, Shenzhen Luhsiho, Xiu.com, DFS Group Limited, Boots, Bioderma, etc.

In addition, Mr. Feng is constantly invited to present on e-commerce law for various seminars hosted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Alibaba Group, and Everlaw, and actively promotes the development of e-commerce compliance practice. Mr. Feng was also interviewed by CCTV, the Legal Daily, and many other media on the hot topics related to the promulgation of E-commerce Law. Mr. Feng has authored a number of publications and articles on e-commerce law and cross-border e-commerce issues which have been widely published by mainstream legal and news platforms such as Wolters Kluwer, INTELLIGEAST and SOHU.

Mr.Feng had published many articles about E-commerce Law,Such as:

1. The First Year of E-commerce Law: the Most Comprehensive Compliance Guidance for Cross-border E-commerce Platforms
2. In-depth Interpretation: 2019 New Regulations and New Compliance Requirements for Cross-border E-commerce
3. Issues of Compliance under the E-commerce Law 
4. The Impact of the United States Withdrawing from UPU and Coping Strategies for Chinese Cross-border E-commerce Business Operators
5. Payment-related Concerns in E-commerce Export: Payment Collection Compliance Overview for E-commerce Export
6. Tax Evasion: Why the Online Shopping Agent got a 10-year Sentence?
7. Hainan Pilot Zone: Upcoming New Rules on Drug Importation 
8. 6.18 Annual Sales Event: Top 10 Compliance Issues to Watch Out for Cross-border E-commerce Businesses
9. As if the Spring Breeze Had Come Back Overnight: What benefits does First Global Cross-border E-commerce conference bring?
10. Hit on the Cross-border E-commerce: How Can Intellectual Property Rights Clear the Customs Smoothly?
11. Smuggling? Cross-border E-commerce Business Operators should not Ignore These Legal Risks

Customs Legal Services

Mr. Feng’s representative cases / projects include: assisted  a well-known Japanese automobile enterprise with customs valuation; assisted a renowned French manufacturer of automobile parts with responses to customs valuation; advised a famous Brazil aerospace industrial company on royalties; advised a famous IT company in Zhuhai on customs IPR protection compliance issues; defended a noted Shenzhen cross-border e-commerce platform and a large chemical company in Guangdong in criminal cases involving contraband for smuggling; and served as an expert witness to give opinions on, among other issues, offshore oil service vessels and place of origin before Hong Kong courts and the international arbitration tribunal of Singapore. 

Work Experience

Mr. Feng graduated from the Law School of Jilin University with a bachelor degree in International Economic Law and a master degree in Criminal law .

Mr. Feng is currently a fellow at the Research Institute of Customs and Foreign Exchange Law of Renmin University, and graduate advisor at the Law School (School of Intellectual Property) of South China University of Technology.

Mr.Feng  working language is Chinese and English.


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