GBA/China Series

[Webinar] China Data Security: Related Laws and Their Impact



This seminar will look into the latest development of China data security related laws with respect to procedural blocking statutes, cybersecurity, data security and personal information protection and how companies in the Mainland China and overseas countries cope with them.

It will also highlight the impact of such laws on cross-border litigation and investigations as well as global capital markets activities.


1. Overview of the latest development of the laws on China data security
- Restrictions found in State Secret Law, Cybersecurity Law, Data Security Law, and Personal Information Protection Law
- Procedural blocking statutes/provisions
- Upcoming new rules and regulations
2. Impact on responding to regulatory inquiries from non-Chinese regulators and handling cross-border disputes
3. Impact on listings on the HKEX and US stock exchanges

Who should attend

Directors and senior management of listed companies, manager-in-charge, risk and compliance officers and legal personnel

Speaker/Course Instructor

Martin is a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell in Litigation practice and also serves as Chair of Asia practice. Martin is regarded as one of Asia’s leading litigation, financial services regulatory and corporate governance lawyers, with over 30 years of experience in the region. He is the chair of Asia practice and also the head of Asia litigation team. His practice includes complex litigation, dispute resolution, regulatory, white collar defense and fintech/regtech matters, with extensive experience advising leading corporates, the financial services industry and government bodies.

Martin has a strong relationship with the regulators in Hong Kong and substantial experience with securities and banking regulators in China, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

He is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the foremost legal directories, including Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In 2021, Asian Legal Business included Martin on its inaugural list of “Asia’s Top 15 Litigators.”
Yuan is a counsel in Litigation practice of Davis Polk & Wardwell, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. Yuan has been advising companies on data breaches and compliance with data privacy law. She also advises multinational corporations, banks and Asia-based companies in regulatory and internal investigations of alleged FCPA violations and breaches of securities, anti-money laundering and sanctions laws. She also represents clients in securities litigations and transactional due diligence, and advises fintech firms in relation to regulatory compliance.

Earlier in her career, Yuan spent two years in the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations headquarters and four years at the International Court of Justice in The Hague working on interstate disputes on various international law subjects.
Kevin is a counsel in our Corporate practice, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He focuses on both capital markets and M&A transactions in China and the United States. Kevin has substantial experience in complex capital markets transactions, representing both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and all the major investment banks in IPOs and high-yield debt offerings. He also advises a broad range of corporate and financial investor clients on strategic mergers, pre-IPO investments, PIPE investments and joint ventures. In addition, Kevin advises U.S. public companies on SEC reporting and corporate governance matters.


Date & Time
Wednesday, 15 Mar 2023 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Regulatory Compliance
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00