Compliance and Investigations

Practice Areas Compliance and Investigations

Business introduction

Compliance has become an important area of focus for Chinese companies and multinational companies operating in China.  The continuous promulgation of laws, the improvement of the legal system, the strengthening of law enforcement, and the ever-changing international environment are all likely to bring compliance risks and challenges.  It is widely recognized that monitoring, prevention, and mitigation of risks often results in better, more sensible, and productive outcomes.


Outstanding Team

Han Kun's corporate compliance practice comprises about 40 legal professionals, all of whom graduated with a law degree from top Chinese or international universities, have excellent language skills, and can work proficiently in foreign languages (such as English and German).  The senior partners have expertise covering nearly all aspects of compliance services, and have practiced law for many years in prestigious domestic and international law firms.  They have extensive practice experience and have advised numerous Chinese and international clients.  Through years of practice, they have accumulated in-depth understanding of business practices in China, especially of multinationals'  investments and operations.  Han Kun's corporate compliance team has deep knowledge of specialty practice fields and strives to provide practical compliance solutions that can serve business needs based on the uniqueness of each enterprise with an industry-specific focus.


Han Kun's corporate compliance practice has extensive experience in dealing with government-initiated administrative or criminal enforcement and other crises.  In addition, the team also has experience in large-scale investigations, especially internal and external investigations of multinational companies.  We are familiar with compliance department workflows in multinational companies and have cooperations with well-known foreign legal consultants and accounting firm audit teams.  We are familiar with commonly used compliance investigation tools, such as Relativity and Brainspace.


Han Kun has offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, which enables us to quickly conduct onsite investigations and interviews.  We can organize professionals for large projects on short notice.  We can assemble various teams to take actions simultaneously in different cities to prevent leaking of information and to achieve the most efficient and strategic outcomes.  We coordinate closely with the Han Kun IP team and litigation team (covers labor disputes) and are ready to handle litigation matters at any time to safeguard the interests of our clients.


Core Areas of Practice

We offer a broad range of corporate compliance services with a 360-degree perspective, which includes the following:

  • Anti-corruption / Anti-bribery

  • Anti-trust and unfair competition

  • Data and cyber security compliance

  • Export controls and sanctions

  • Company compliance systems development and risk assessment

  • Internal company compliance and white-collar crime investigations

  • Responding to government investigations in China or abroad

  • Employee compliance trainings and briefings to board members and senior management teams

  • Due diligence in transactions with a specific focus (anti-corruption, anti-Trust, ESG)

  • Anti-sexual harassment

  • Anti-money laundering

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