eSeminar - CPT Bearing

China Data Security: Related Laws and Their Impact on Global Capital Markets


This eSeminar is a recorded session of the webinar that was held on 6 December 2021.

It gives a brief overview of recent legislations in the PRC with respect to data security and personal information protection. It puts the latest developments in the context of the procedural blocking statutes and substantive data rules with respect to cybersecurity and personal data. It then followed by an in-depth discussion of the impact of such rules on global capital markets.


By the end of this eSeminar, you will:
- Have an overview of the PRC recent legislations on data security and personal information protection.
- Know the latest developments of procedural blocking statutes and substantive data rules on cybersecurity and personal data
- Understand the impact of the PRC data securities rules on global capital markets.


1. Overview of PRC data law developments in recent years
- State Secret Law
- Cybersecurity Law
- Data Security Law
- Personal Information Protection Law
- Other blocking statutes/provisions
2. Impact on responding to regulatory inquiries from non-Chinese regulators and handling cross-border disputes
3. Impact to existing and future listings on the HKEX and US stock exchanges


Financial services practitioners from the corporates, banks, professional firms


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.


SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00