Yuanda offers a team of accomplished lawyers with a strong pedigree representing prominent Chinese and Fortune 500 companies in regulatory enforcement defense and investigation matters in China, ranging from domestic white collar matters to multi-jurisdictional FCPA investigations.

Recognizing its outstanding performance, Chambers & Partners has been ranking the team as a top-tier practice in China for Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption since 2017. In addition to our prominent work in China, Winston’s worldwide strengths in white collar defense and government investigations further ensures our clients are well represented in matters that extend beyond China and involve cross-border challenges.

Anti-Corruption/FCPA
Our lawyers work closely with leading multinational corporations, many of which are Fortune 500 companies, to effectively manage anti-corruption and FCPA risks through a comprehensive range of legal services, including compliance training and audits, due diligence and business partner reviews, internal and external investigations, as well as response to regulatory inquiries and investigations. We provide Chinese and international corporations in various industries with practical solutions and consider their unique legal and business concerns. Bringing together a team of former prosecutors, general counsels, and auditors, we offer a thorough understanding and firsthand experience of anti-corruption laws and enforcement practices, both in China and globally.

Internal Investigations
Yuanda regularly assists clients in conducting confidential internal investigations to assess the nature and extent of any suspected wrongdoing, noncompliance, or impropriety. As legal counsel, we take a preemptive approach to investigations, advising clients on how to prevent or minimize criminal liability through implementing effective compliance programs and, if problems arise, benefit from voluntary disclosure and cooperation programs. We have substantial experience guiding clients through highly sensitive situations, helping them assess the implications of the alleged misconduct and respond to it in a timely and effective manner to safeguard our clients from potential liabilities, business disruptions, and reputational damages.

Government Investigations
We represent global corporations, financial institutions, boards of directors, and senior executives facing sensitive government investigations and inquiries, having acted in numerous matters that progressed to courts and administrative agencies in China. Our lawyers have substantial experience dealing directly with officials at every level, which gives us a practical understanding of the regulatory concerns and requirements of national and local government authorities. In many cases, we also represent clients in corporate internal investigations and parallel proceedings in multiple forums. A number of our lawyers have served previously as judicial and prosecutorial officials in China; as a result, we understand where the concerns of businesses, executives and law enforcement agencies differ and where they overlap, and we are able to bridge the gaps and effectively negotiate solutions with these agencies.