Emily J.L. Xiao

Emily Xiao is an associate of Yuanda based in Shanghai. She focuses her practice on data privacy and cybersecurity, regulatory compliance and internal investigations, and dispute resolution. She has particular experience working with clients in the telecommunications and internet, e-commerce, financial services, logistics, consumer goods and retail, manufacturing and automobile industries.

Earlier, Emily was seconded to a leading Chinese fintech group, where she provided legal analysis and practice recommendations to its privacy protection department and helped it implement privacy protection processes and controls in its daily operations.


Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

  • Advised a leading global third-party payment platform in its data procurement and app compliance.
  • Advised a large data processing and analysis company on personal information protection and in conducting risk assessments of data transmission.
  • Advised a leading global communications service provider regarding industry data protection compliance and monthly compliance reports on network security and data protection.
  • Advised a U.S. e-commerce platform regarding compliance on user agreements and privacy policies under Chinese law.
  • Advised a large domestic fintech group on privacy compliance for the group’s products and business processes.

Regulatory Compliance and Internal Investigation

  • Advised a leading Chinese courier company in developing compliance systems for a range of applications, including cybersecurity and data compliance, anti-bribery and anti-fraud, intellectual property and trade secrets protection, antitrust and anti-unfair competition, employment compliance, business partner management, overseas business compliance and government investigations cooperation.
  • Advised a Chinese digital solution leader on compliance matters regarding anti-bribery and anti-corruption, export controls and data privacy.
  • Advised a major U.S. gaming company on complying with Chinese regulations regarding partnership models, personal information and data protection.
  • Advised a leading multinational company on compliance matters regarding its distribution and agency model, cross-border e-commerce, and business agreements with e-commerce platforms in China.
  • Represented a U.S. publicly held company in negotiating the termination of employees of its Chinese subsidiary, and provided a compliance improvement plan for its employment policies.

Dispute Resolution

  • Represented a multinational cosmetics company as applicant in successful international commercial arbitration, including in pre-litigation investigations, applications for property preservation, initiation of arbitration proceedings and application for enforcement.
  • Represented a European multinational company as respondent in arbitration proceedings, including in collection of evidence, application for jurisdictional objection, conducting defense and initiating a suit to set aside the award.
  • Assisted a well-known Chinese tea company in obtaining a favorable settlement in labor arbitration and labor litigation.