Date(s) - 17 Mar 2016
All Day

Grand Hyatt Beijing

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With focused panel discussion groups and practice area workshops, In-House Congress Beijing 2017 will elucidate the key issues affecting in-house legal practice in China and throughout the region today.

For details on how to attend this invite only event, free to corporate counsel and senior management, contact Wendy Chan by email at

For sponsorship enquiries email Patrick Dransfield at

In-House Congress Beijing 2016
17 March 2016 – Review

Now in its fifteenth year, the In-House Congress Beijing hosted by InHouse Community brought together near 220 senior counsel, Directors and CEOs to analyse and discuss issues such as: Hot Topics from Competitive M&A Situations; Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Practical Guidance on how to Protect Your Company; In-depth Knowledge of Enforcement of Anti-Trust Laws by Three Anti-Trust Agencies in China: Latest Changes and Trends; Practical Issues and Challenges; and Tips and Advice 深入理解中国三家反垄断执法机构的执法实践; Capital-Raising Options: Latest Trends in US and HK Capital Markets; One Belt – One Road: Enforcement of Contractual Rights in Cross Border Transactions; IP Litigation and Environment Public Interest Litigation in 2015 IP争议热点分析及2015年环境公益诉讼分析; How is Investigative Due Diligence Different from Legal and Financial Due Diligence and What are the Values of Investigative Due Diligence? 法律和财务尽职调查同商业背景尽职调查的分别及尽职调查的价值; Structuring Investments in China – Developments and Challenges; Recent Updates on Outbound and Inbound M&A – Case Study and Listed Company Compliance Issues in M&A – with Particular Focus on HK Compliance; and Managing Information and Data Risks in the Digital Age – Cyber Security, Data Protection, and Financial Technology.

Our fifteenth annual Beijing In-House Congress event, hosted at the Grand Hyatt Beijing on March 17, 2016, brought together over 240 of our community members and co-hosts for a day of practice area workshops, networking and discussion.

The day began with “In-House Lawyering: uncovering the relationship between Quality, Cost and Value”, a discussion led by Evangelos Apostolou, Principal, DA Partners (a law practice and member firm of EY global network); involving thoughts from Fengwen Jiang, Senior Vice President-General Counsel and Head of Legal & Integrity China ABB (China) Limited; Edoardo Agamennone, Senior Legal Advisor, EDF; and Ma Jun, VP Legal & Compliance, Volvo (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

This was followed by “Hot topics in Dispute Resolution”, which featured Dr Chen Fuyong, Deputy Secretary-General, Beijing Arbitration Commission; Hang Tao, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons; Violet Ho, Senior Managing Director, Investigations & Disputes, Kroll; and was moderated by Patrick Dransfield, Publishing Director, ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL.

Subsequently, delegates attended workshops on chosen topics, which included, to name a few examples, M&As, anti-corruption, anti-trust, IP litigation and data risks. As well as all those who attended and supported the event, we would like to thank co-hosts Anjie Law Firm; Beijing Arbitration Commission; Clyde & Co; Davis Polk; Debevoise & Plimpton; JunHe Law Offices; King & Wood Mallesons; Kroll; Latham & Watkins; Reed Smith; and Simmons & Simmons, as well as sponsors Hughes-Castell and Taylor Root.

“Hot topics and great speakers”
– In-House Congress Beijing delegate

Our special thanks go to:

AnJie Law Firm
Clyde & Co
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Debevoise & Plimpton
King & Wood Mallesons
Latham & Watkins
Reed Smith LLP
Simmons & Simmons

Hughes-Castell (Beijing) Limited
Taylor Root – Legal & Compliance Recruitment