Di Yao - Google
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
From a "surgeon saving lives" (external counsel) to a "family doctor who knows everything there needs to know about each member of the family" (in-house lawyer), Di Yao, Head of Legal for Google China speaks to the China Business Law Podcast about his journey from an external counsel to an in-house lawyer. In this episode, Di talks about what prompted him to move from a law firm to an in-house role, how he adds value to a technology company and also what technology companies should be thinking about in terms of their strategy taking into account the evolving regulatory requirements. Many would ..read more
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Career Paths for China-based Lawyers
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
Doreen Jaeger-Soong, Managing Director at Hughes-Castell, one of Asia’s leading executive search firms, discusses the paths for lawyers and the choices they must make as they progress through their career in China. We cover both in-house and law firms, international firms and PRC firms, and the pros and cons of switching between the two. Doreen has been an authority on the legal market in China for over 30 years, and she shares those decades of wisdom using real life hypotheticals on what she would recommend for different lawyers at different stages in their careers. You won’t want to miss thi ..read more
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Building Teams and Nurturing Talent as a General Counsel - with Craig Katerberg
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
We are thrilled to have Craig Katerberg, GC and Head of Corporate Affairs for Budweiser APAC, to discuss (1) how he manages a team of over 120+ people for Anheuser including keeping top talent happy and motivated (2) how his team works across functional units of the company (3) how lawyers can effectively communicate within a company (4) how understanding the company's strategy can make lawyers more effective Craig is a self-described "introvert", hard to believe at first - but after you listen to him speak, you can see its yourself in the thoughtful observations he makes throughout this episo ..read more
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Investigating Conflicts of Interest Pt. 2
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
In this two part interview, Boon Kim Fam talks with Kent Kedl and Tung Jung (TJ) Tan, Partners at Control Risks on have to identify and handle conflicts of interests among employees, vendors, and other business partners. Be prepared to listen to some fantastic stories on fraud and how its uncovered, especially using modern forensic accounting tools combined with years of experience of knowing where to look for problems. And on how services like this in the M&A context don’t usually kill deals but instead add value by creating better deals ..read more
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Investigating Conflicts of Interest Pt. 1
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
In this two part interview, Boon Kim Fam talks with Kent Kedl and Tung Jung (TJ) Tan, Partners at Control Risks on have to identify and handle conflicts of interests among employees, vendors, and other business partners. Be prepared to listen to some fantastic stories on fraud and how its uncovered, especially using modern forensic accounting tools combined with years of experience of knowing where to look for problems. And on how services like this in the M&A context don’t usually kill deals but instead add value by creating better deals ..read more
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How to Prepare for Litigation Pt. 2
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
In this two part interview, Art Dicker and guest host Iris Yuan talk with Mavis Tan and Jessica Pyman, Partners at Control Risks based in Hong Kong. On how to prepare for litigation including fit-to-sue analysis, securing evidence, use of experts, and finding pressure points that help lead to a favorable settlement. Mavis and Jessica explain how lawyers can work side-by-side with someone like Control Risks for a more comprehensive and often practical approach to building and implementing an effective litigation strategy ..read more
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How to Prepare for Litigation Pt. 1
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
In this two part interview, Art Dicker and guest host Iris Yuan talk with Mavis Tan and Jessica Pyman, Partners at Control Risks based in Hong Kong. On how to prepare for litigation including fit-to-sue analysis, securing evidence, use of experts, and finding pressure points that help lead to a favorable settlement. Mavis and Jessica explain how lawyers can work side-by-side with someone like Control Risks for a more comprehensive and often practical approach to building and implementing an effective litigation strategy ..read more
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Running a Global Compliance Program from Shanghai
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
Boon Kim Fam talks with Shirley Zhang, Global Compliance Director at Dover Fueling Solutions.  On running a global compliance program out of Shanghai for a multinational company.  On the challenges of “work-life integration” and time management during COVID-19.  And how Shirley and her team manage to stay on top of an ever increasing number of data privacy and other compliance regulations around the world ..read more
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S2E5 - The Xiaomi Playbook: A Successful Challenge to the U.S. Ban
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
2y ago
No matter your position on Chinese companies being put on a blacklist by the US government, you have to admire the due process these companies still get in court when a rule is challenged. Enter Xiaomi, which recently won a federal lawsuit to get off the black list banning US investors to buy and sell its stock. We talk with Tim O'Toole, Partner at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, who himself has appeared numerous times before the judge in this Xiaomi case. On whether this ruling opens up the floodgates for other Chinese companies to follow suit and challenge their bans ..read more
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S2E4 - The Birth of the VIE - How Chinese Internet Companies First Went IPO
China Business Law Podcast
by Art Dicker, Agnes Wang
3y ago
A joint episode with our sister show "Ganbei" with guest with Xiaohu Ma, Partner at Hui Zhong Law Firm and former partner at Morrison & Foerster. The Variable Interest Entity. Sounds like a boring term an accountant or lawyer might use. Well it is an accounting term, but it’s anything but boring when you know how its used in the real world. It’s the key to how all Chinese internet companies have been structured to go IPO outside of China for the last 20 years. Let’s just say it’s a bit of a clunky workaround to deal with restrictions on foreign investment in the internet space in China, an ..read more
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