Event Details

Foreign businesses face important and complex compliance concerns in China. Increasingly, AmCham China members are concerned about how they can ensure their business operations comply with a complex web of rules and regulations. One objective of the recently released 13th Five-Year Plan is to continue advancing the rule of law and strengthen anti-corruption efforts. At the same time,inconsistent regulatory interpretation and unclear laws was the top business challenge for respondents in our 2016 Business Climate Survey Report.

Please join AmCham China’s Compliance Working Group for the release of our newest report in the Policy Spotlight Series: “Compliance in China: Ongoing Regulatory and Operational Challenges.” The event will feature a panel discussion concerning recent rule of law developments as well as challenges and opportunities regarding:
  • Corruption Compliance
  • Data Policy Compliance
  • Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) compliance.

Agenda

4 PM - 4:30 PM
Registration
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking and Free-flow Cocktails

Speakers

  • Ted Gizewski (Regional Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft)

    Ted Gizewski

    Regional Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft

    Ted Gizewski is a General Manager and Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft in Beijing. Mr. Gizewski serves as Microsoft’s chief compliance officer for China, managing a team of attorneys and overseeing Microsoft's ethics, privacy and compliance programs for the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

    Prior to his current responsibilities, Mr. Gizewski managed a Microsoft legal team supporting software, retail, and cloud services sales and licensing, IPR, and compliance program planning and implementation. He was responsible for structuring, drafting, and negotiating all aspects of Microsoft’s APac regional commercial transactions and joint ventures.

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  • Michael Hickman (Director, Integrity Risk Consulting of Control Risks)

    Michael Hickman

    Director, Integrity Risk Consulting of Control Risks

    Michael is a director in Control Risks’ Integrity Risk Consulting practice in for the Greater China and North Asia region. He is responsible for projects involving risk management, compliance and ethics, and training. A member of the bar in New York, and fluent in Chinese, Michael has been working in China and throughout Asia since the 1980s. His international law practice covered compliance matters, including anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters and regulatory investigations, complex cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and foreign direct investment, all involving full use of bilingual and bicultural skills. His experience includes advising:

     Several leading multinationals in connection with periodic compliance training for management and staff and employees
     A leading private equity house in connection with a range of compliance matters for several portfolio companies
     A major chemical manufacturer regarding compliance procedures and programmes for third party participants in the construction of a new production facility
     A leading multinational in connection with developing policies and procedures for handling unannounced regulatory investigations in China
     A major commercial air carrier in connection with various aspects of its employment relationships with China-based crew, including investigations regarding allegations of customs and quarantine violations and misuse of company credit cards in locations outside of China
     A multinational manufacturing corporation in connection with the restructuring of its China-based facilities, including the closure of a factory and the consolidation of regional management services in a new entity
     A major multinational financial institution in connection with an international investigation of its China operations and the creation of a remediation program
     Several multi-national corporations with significant operations in China in connection with FCPA and OFAC compliance, the development of specific policies relevant to Chinese operations and the creation of enhanced bilingual and bicultural training programs across a wide range of compliance and human resources matters
    Prior to joining Control Risks, Michael was a partner with several international law firms, including Cleary Gottlieb, Simmons & Simmons and Fried Frank, and also with Haiwen, a leading Chinese law firm. Michael has authored numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions and securities regulations in China appearing in the International Financial Law Review, Asia Law & Practice, China Law & Practice and others. He was co-author of the China Chapter, The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (ed. Mark Mendelsohn), Law Business Research, 2013, and co-author of the China Chapter, Corporate Governance, Global Legal Group (London), 2014 and 2015.

    Michael received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985 from University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature, also from the University of Washington, in 1978.

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  • Becky Koblitz (Special Counsel in the Corporate Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin)

    Becky Koblitz

    Special Counsel in the Corporate Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin

    Yasue (Becky) Nao Koblitz is a special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Beijing office. Ms. Koblitz's 30-plus years of legal experience spans three continents and broad areas of expertise. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and attended Stanford University and American University Law School in the United States. Ms. Koblitz began her legal career with the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, prosecuting retail gasoline price-fixing cases, from grand jury to trials as well as reviewing merger filings in the energy sector. She moved on to corporate law in Berlin, Germany, where she spent much of the last decade practicing real estate, finance and corporate law. Ms. Koblitz returned to her "antitrust roots" in Beijing where she manages and develops the antitrust, competition law and white-collar practices for Sheppard Mullin.

    Becky Koblitz wrote the book "The Practitioner's Guide to Antitrust in China" published by Kluwer Law International (September 2015).

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  • Randal Phillips (Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group and Vice-Chair of AmCham China's Board of Governors)

    Randal Phillips

    Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group and Vice-Chair of AmCham China's Board of Governors

    Randal Phillips is the Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group, and correspondingly manages the Mintz Group’s activities across Asia.

    Randy spent 28 years with the Central Intelligence Agency's National Clandestine Service, most recently serving as the Chief CIA representative in China. He has an extensive background in foreign field operations, policy and program management, and leadership development. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian.

    Randy has lived and traveled extensively throughout China and elsewhere in Asia for the U.S. Government. Additionally, he has managed worldwide and regional programs from Washington. Randy has extensive relationships with officials and business leaders throughout the continent.

    Randy has deep expertise on issues relative to Asia, with particular emphasis on China. This includes an intimate knowledge of the full range of political, economic, trade, investment and security issues involving China, from a bilateral as well as a multilateral perspective. Randy has extensive experience unraveling a variety of complex matters involving finance, trade and fraud.

    Randy has a B.A. in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University, and a Masters of International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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Tickets

Member Only
Employee of Member Company
Door Price RMB 350
Non-Member
Door Price RMB 600
Member Only Door Price
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 250