Wu Wei


Areas of practice

Ms. Wu Wei is a partner at King & Wood Mallesons, and specializes in litigation and arbitration practice. Her main areas of practice include corporate disputes, corporate compliance and corporate crisis management services, and retrial of civil, commercial and administrative cases.

Ms. Wu is proficient in handling comprehensive cases, and skilled in resolving major, difficult and complicated legal disputes. She is particularly experienced in comprehensive cases in crisis management. She has provided crisis management services for various large state-owned enterprises, and delivered effective litigation services for large enterprises. She has represented various renowned domestic and foreign enterprises in protecting clients' legal rights and interests through retrial procedures.

Ms. Wu acted in various cases where corporate bodies were suspected of crimes and where both civil law and criminal law were involved. She has rich experience in handling commercial bribery cases and in-depth knowledge in corporate compliance activities. She has provided legal compliance services for many multinational and reputable domestic enterprises, especially for pharmaceutical enterprises to establish their risk control and compliance system. She is often invited as a VIP speaker to exchange activities in relation to countering commercial bribery.

Ms. Wu was ranked as a leading lawyer in dispute resoltuon (PRC) by LEGAL 500 ASIA PACIFIC 2014. She was also ranked as a leading lawyer by Asialaw Profiles in 2015. KWM’s regulatory and compliance team, led by Ms. Wu, was named Regulatory and Compliance PRC Firm of the Year by China Law & Practice in 2014 and Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year by Asia Legal Business in 2015.

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 writing of the book "Medicines and Legal - China Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry Legal Services and Practice Guide", which was well-received by the industry.

Work experience

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

Ms. Wu worked in one of the top national legal departments for over ten years. She handled large amounts of duty crime cases when she worked at the Anti-Corruption and Bribery agency, and she also dealt with a large number of civil and commercial appeal cases while working in the office that was related to civil and administrative procurators, and raised counter appeals before the Supreme People's Court with respect to some of the cases where there were actual mistakes and caused the original sentences to be changed.

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

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


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