Wu Wei


Areas of practice

Ms. Wu Wei specializes in litigation and arbitration. Her main practice areas include corporate disputes, corporate compliance and corporate crisis management services, and retrial of civil, commercial and administrative cases.

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. Ms. Wu has been involved in the structuring of compliance management systems for a number of domestic and foreign companies, and represented corporate clients in response to World Bank investigations and sanctions,  and US FCPA investigations, and in dealing with the compliance penalties by administration for market regulation, and she has also provided regular compliance advice and various compliance training. 

Ms. Wu was named a “Highly Recommended Lawyer” in the areas of corporate investigation/anti-corruption by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide(2018-2019), 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.


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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