Wu Wei

吴巍

Areas of practice

Ms. Wu Wei specializes in dispute resolution and compliance investigation, and has extensive practical experience in enterprise compliance risk assessments, risk prevention and response, construction of enterprise compliance systems, enterprise crisis management, corporate disputes, and retrial of civil, commercial, and administrative cases.

Ms. Wu advises enterprises in numerous industries, such as pharmaceuticals, automobiles, telecommunications, energy, human resource management, machine manufacturing, and engineering construction.

Some of her representative cases are as following: 

Advising a large state-owned enterprise in the clean energy industry on the identification and assessment of compliance risks, converting the assessment results into regulatory documents, specifying the bottom line and red line, and establishing an overall compliance system.

Advising an A-Share listed pharmaceutical enterprise on risk assessment and compliance system building.

Assisting a state-owned fund company in drafting regulatory documents in regard of accountability for violations of rules and regulations, and improving its compliance system.

Assisting a digital content provider, operator and service provider in the mobile internet industry in anti-commercial bribery investigation, regulatory compliance documents drafting, and compliance culture building.

Assisting a domestic listed enterprise, which specializes in the R&D, production, and sales of IVD products, in conducting risk assessment for its business model and giving optimization suggestions in terms of compliance.

Assisting a domestic pharmaceutical company in conducting Pre-IPO compliance risk assessment and improvement to help with its successful listing.
Assisting a large cross-border pharmaceutical company in fighting back FCPA investigations.

Conducting interior anti-commercial bribery investigation on a leading U.S. listed domestic human resource company upon commission.

Assisting a world leading pharmaceutical company in response to the anti-commercial bribery investigation of the State Administration for Market Regulation, and anti-commercial bribery report from employees, and organizing simulation drills for surprise investigations.

Assisting a power transmission and distribution R&D and production enterprise in dealing with sanctions imposed by the World Bank and in negotiating a settlement.

Assisting a large international economic and technical cooperation group in building a compliance and risk management system in accordance with the World Bank’s compliance regulations and its own conditions.

Ms. Wu was named a “Highly Recommended Lawyer” in the areas of corporate investigation/anti-corruption by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide(2018-2020), and was awarded the “Highly recommended lawyer/leading lawyer”  in the field of regulatory and compliance by Legal 500 (2014/2018), which is the world's leading legal rating guide. Since 2016, Ms. Wu has been selected as the “Leading Lawyer” in China by “Asialaw Profiles” for three consecutive years, and was selected as Outstanding Lawyer in Dispute Resolution in China by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014).

Ms. Wu is often invited as a guest speaker to various high-profile compliance forums at home and abroad, often publishes analytical articles on hot issues in the field of compliance. Ms. Wu authored a book entitled "China's Anti-Commercial Bribery Practice Guide" in 2014 and published its Japanese version in 2015. She participated in the compilation of the book "Medicines and Legal - China Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry Legal Services and Practice Guide", and in 2018 led the preparation of the "Enterprise Business Risk and Compliance Guidelines - 2018 China's Anti-Commercial Bribery Big Data and Typical Case Analysis", which was well-recognized by the industry.

Work experience

Ms. Wu Wei joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2003.

Ms. Wu worked in one of the top national judicial authority for over ten years. She handled large amounts of duty-related crime cases when she worked at the Anti-Corruption and Bribery agency. She has also dealt with a large number of civil and commercial appeal cases related to civil and administrative procurators, and raised counter appeals before the Supreme People's Court with respect to cases where there were actual mistakes and had the   first-instance judgement modified.

Ms. Wu graduated and received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in law, successively, from the Law School of Jilin University.

Ms. Wu's working languages are Chinese and English.


Location

Legal insights

Corporate executives may bear personal liability for absence of a compliance program.

24 November 2017

World Bank, enforce strict compliance procedures for their borrowers,enterprise should take an active role in proceedings.

23 May 2017

AIIB strictly polices misconduct such as fraud and corruption.Chinese enterprises should pay special attention to the cross-debarment policies.

16 May 2017

Chinese firms will need to meet high standards to avoid breaching compliance requirements.

15 May 2017

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