Establishing an effective compliance programme in China

21 July 2015

2.00pm - 5.30pm

Bird & Bird, Shanghai office, 36/F Bund Center, 222 Yan An Dong Road, Shanghai 200002

The very significant fines imposed by Chinese authorities for violations of the antitrust or anti-bribery rules have highlighted the importance for companies operating in China to have a robust compliance programme in place. GlaxoSmithKline China recently was fined over RMB 3 billion for violations of PRC anti-bribery laws, while Qualcomm was ordered to pay more than RMB 6 billion for violating the PRC antitrust rules.

Building on our successful compliance seminar in Beijing in June, this seminar will:

  • Provide an update on recent developments in the enforcement of the PRC antitrust and anti-bribery rules and discuss how they affect companies' compliance needs;
  • Present benchmarks and key success factors for a credible and effective compliance programme; and
  • Explore - in the form of a panel discussion - the particular challenges of managing compliance in China in view of Chinese business culture and the highly competitive environment.

This seminar is designed for general counsel and senior in-house counsel.

The seminar will be presented by Bird & Bird partners with significant experience of advising companies on antitrust and anti-bribery issues and compliance management in China. The panel discussion will bring together experienced compliance professionals with responsibility for China.


  • Anne Federle, Partner, Competition Law, Bird & Bird, Brussels
  • Sven-Michael Werner, Partner, Corporate & Compliance, Bird & Bird, Shanghai
  • Zhaofeng Zhou, Partner, Competition Law, Bird & Bird, Beijing

Panel members will include:

  • Stefanie Wiegard, Compliance Counsel China and Asia Pacific, Johnson Controls
  • Nicholas Cranfield, Corporate Counsel ECT Asia, Johnson Matthey

Would you like to attend?

The programme


  • Registration


  • Update on recent developments in antitrust enforcement in China


  • Update on recent developments in anti-bribery enforcement in China


  • Is your compliance programme up to speed? Benchmarks and key success factors


  • Refreshments


  • Panel discussion: The challenges of managing compliance in China


  • Q & A


  • Seminar ends