What are the key differences between the rapidly developing Chinese cybersecurity and export controls regime and the American approach? How will those differences impact compliance professionals in China?

Two leading US regulatory experts will update the US view and discuss with a panel of local compliance officers. This promises to be a dynamic event where practical issues facing compliance officers in China are highlighted and solutions suggested.

  • There are suggestions that the US and China will work well together in some areas, such as the Xi-Obama “agreement” on economic espionage, and other suggestions that China and the US are heading in different directions, for example the failure of the UN process on cyber norms. What does the future hold for Sino-US cross-border cyber security? How will US firms based in China be impacted when the two regimes diverge and what are the risks?

Export Control:
  • The US has a robust and comprehensive export control regime. China has begun to prepare an Export Control Law, which although at an early stage of drafting has many of the features of the US regime. What are the early indications regarding the Chinese regime and what will the likely challenges be for US companies in China who are required to implement both the US and the Chinese regimes?


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Registration and Networking
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Welcome and Introduction
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Cybersecurity: Challenges and Opportunities Navigating the US and Chinese Cyber Regimes
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Export Control: Recent Developments in China's Export Control Law and Implications for US Businesses Operating in China
5:20 PM - 5:45 PM
Moderated Panel Discussion
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Audience Question and Answer
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Professional Networking with Wine


  • Brian Egan (Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

    Brian Egan

    Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

    Brian Egan is a distinguished international lawyer who advises on a range of complex legal issues that affect his US and foreign clients. He partners with clients to address US and multilateral economic sanctions, export control, anti-money laundering programs, national security investment reviews and other national security matters, cross-border disputes, international cybersecurity and data privacy matters, and issues of public international law.

    As a former senior legal official with the White House, the National Security Council, and the Department of State and Department of the Treasury under the Obama Administration, he has keen insight into domestic and international legal matters that influence US government national security and foreign relations policies and programs. Brian’s clients benefit from his tremendous understanding of the inner workings of international regulations and interests.

    As legal adviser at the Department of State, Mr. Egan led the office responsible for advising on all legal issues that impact US foreign relations, including the US government’s international law portfolio. He counseled the secretary of state and other senior US government officials on a wide range of pressing domestic and international legal issues, including foreign sovereign immunities, economic sanctions, resolution of investment disputes, treaty negotiation and interpretation, cybersecurity, and cyber hacking. He also oversaw litigation against the US government before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals.
    Mr. Egan has also held prestigious roles at the White House, providing legal advice on a broad range of domestic and international law matters relating to national and homeland security, interacting extensively with senior counsel at every major US government department and agency engaged in national security work, including the departments of Defense, Justice, Homeland Security, Commerce, and Energy; the Central Intelligence Agency; the Office of the US Trade Representative; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; the US Agency for International Development; and the US Mission to the United Nations.

    Mr. Egan regularly appears in public fora to speak on international legal issues, including testifying before Congress, public speaking engagements, and panel presentations.

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  • Edward J. Krauland (Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

    Edward J. Krauland

    Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

    Edward J. Krauland is a partner in Steptoe's Washington office where he leads the firm's International Regulation & Compliance Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Krauland served with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the area of nuclear export transactions.

    International Regulatory Compliance
    Mr. Krauland's experience in the international trade area includes representing clients on matters involving US and multilateral economic sanctions, dual use, defense and nuclear export controls, payment abroad of commissions and other marketing funds, anti-money laundering compliance, anti-boycott and FCPA compliance and enforcement, review of foreign investments in the United States, and government procurement regulations in the cross-border context. His practice spans all aspects of these laws, including counseling, compliance work, transactional advice, licensing and opinion work, internal reviews, disclosures, and enforcement actions. He has represented both companies and individuals in various de-listing and sanctions relief procedures, including under OFAC's SDN designations and State Department administered sanctions programs. He has extensive experience dealing with the principal US agencies, including the Commerce Department, State Department, Treasury Department, Defense Security Service, and Justice Department. He has served as co-chair of the International Trade Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and Practice. He is former Chairman of an ABA-wide Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation (anti-money laundering compliance), and senior adviser to the ABA Section of International Law and Practice’s anti-money laundering committee.

    Mr. Krauland practices in the area of administrative litigation (for US and foreign clients involving import relief trade litigation under US antidumping and countervailing duty statutes) and international arbitration and dispute settlements before arbitral tribunals (such as the US-Iran Claims Tribunal, the UN Claims Commission, and ad hoc arbitrations involving UNCITRAL arbitration rules and procedures). His experience includes complex investor-sovereign investment disputes, contract terminations and non-performance claims, and disputes arising from emerging economy restructurings (such as privatizations in the former Soviet Union).

    International Government Procurement

    Mr. Krauland has assisted clients in Buy America Act and Trade Agreements Act compliance, handled disputes over US-origin content requirements under the Buy American Act, and spoken on the elements of US-origin content requirements under these statutes. He has served as chairman and vice chairman of the International Procurement Committee of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law, and has also advised public interest and bar association groups on public procurement regimes for the emerging economies of the former Soviet Union. Mr. Krauland also assists in the creation and supervision of the International Law Guides, a web-accessible compliance tool designed to provide corporate subscribers and their employees with detailed information on local anti-corruption laws around the globe.

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    Ardell Li

    Regional Director, Ethics & Compliance, Asia of Terex (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

  • Susan Munro (Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP Beijing Representative Office)

    Susan Munro

    Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP Beijing Representative Office

    Susan Munro is a Partner in the International Department of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, based in Beijing. She has lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for 30 years and has acquired extensive knowledge and experience of Asian business and legal environments. Ms. Munro earned a degree in Chinese from the University of London and pursued postgraduate studies at Fudan University in Shanghai before undertaking legal studies in the U.K. and Hong Kong. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinesee and works in Chinese on a daily basis.

    Ms. Munro is part of Steptoe’s multi-office and cross-disciplinary team that works together to provide clients with comprehensive advice on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act and related anti-corruption laws around the world. She has advised investment banks, insurance companies, IT companies, cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment companies on compliance with anti-bribery laws. She regularly assists clients with the development and implementation of compliance policies tailored for China and conducts training for clients in Chinese. Over the past 15 years, she has conducted more than 25 internal investigations involving anti-bribery and books and records issues and related accounting and disclosure requirements for companies operating throughout Asia. She also regularly works on earnings management investigations for U.S. listed companies operating in Asia.

    In related practices, Ms. Munro advises clients on China and Hong Kong employment, cyber security and data privacy issues. She has been active in Hong Kong and China based arbitrations for more than 15 years and has advised clients in relation to disputes before the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the ICC, the HKIAC, and the LCIA. She also regularly advises clients on cross-border litigation involving the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and China.

    Ms. Munro qualified as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law, London before being called to the Bar of England & Wales and to the Bar of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Subsequently, she qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales. She is recommended in the Dispute Resolution and Anti-Corruption categories Chambers Asia 2012 and 2013.

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