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We invite you to participate in our next legal webinar "Key Points of Successful Compliance Management for German Companies in China" with legal experts from CMS Beijing on August 25, 2020.

Foreign invested companies in China are facing a more and more volatile business environment and the complexity of local laws and regulations in China has increased over the last years. As a result, foreign enterprises are often struggling to catch up with the latest compliance developments in order to reduce potential liability risks for the company as well as for its management.

Due to a significant rise in awareness of the local authorities and therefore compliance inspections becoming increasingly stringent and frequent, especially managers of foreign-invested companies with operations in China are well advised to be up-to-date about the most important compliance rules and regulations to operate their businesses according to local standards.

Participants attending this online course will learn how to deal with the following questions:

1) Anti-Corruption

  • What is corruption by definition?
  • What says the Chinese law?
  • What do German companies have to consider?
  • What is the liability of the managers and company staff?
  • Recommended behavior vis-a-vis government officials?

2) IT Security

  • Which special systems have to be in place in China from a legal perspective?
  • User identification and storage requirements for use of IT networks?
  • Are VPN channels allowed in companies?
  • Are VPNs allowed on mobiles?
  • What to do / how to react, if officials visit you?

3) Anti-Trust

  • What is anti-trust by definition
  • Which contacts with competitors are allowed/forbidden?
  • Which contacts with suppliers and customers are allowed/forbidden?


13:45-14:00 Log-in and webinar set-up

14:00-15:00 Anti-Corruption (by Dr. Falk Lichtenstein)

15:00-16:00 IT Security (by Amanda Ge)

16:00-17:00 Anti-Trust (by Roxie Meng)

(each topic includes short Q&A session, presentation material will be shared by speakers on request after the webinar)

Language: English

Fee: GCC Member: 200 RMB | Non-Member: 400 RMB

Please note:

  • Please register before August 24, 12PM!
  • Registration and payment upfront is mandatory. Please register first and you will receive an e-mail including payment instructions within two days.
  • Paid participants will receive a confirmation mail including login link (zoom) and access information for the webinar after 12PM, August 24.
  • Electronic fapiao will be sent to your email within one week after the event.


  • Dr. Falk Lichtenstein (Partner & Lawyer at CMS Beijing Office)

    Dr. Falk Lichtenstein

    Partner & Lawyer at CMS Beijing Office


    Dr. Falk Lichtenstein has been based in China with CMS since 2007. He advises on China-related M&A transactions, corporate and commercial issues as well as dispute resolution. His projects regularly involve areas that are highly prone to compliance risks. His clients comprise foreign companies and their Chinese subsidiaries in the sectors automotive, consumer products, IT technology, chemical industry, lifesciences, machinery and equipment, textile and logistics Dr. Lichtenstein is the lawyer of confidence of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing. He regularly speaks on seminars and publishes articles on Chinese law-related topics.

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  • Ms. Amanda Ge (Senior Associate at CMS Beijing Office)

    Ms. Amanda Ge

    Senior Associate at CMS Beijing Office


    Amanda is a commercial lawyer specialising in the TMT sector. She has detailed knowledge of the regulatory regimes across the TMT industry under the PRC laws. During the past years, Amanda has been closely following the latest legal and policy developments in areas including cybersecurity, data protection, e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. She has rich experience in advising both multinational and domestic clients on compliance matters and complex commercial issues involved in their daily operation.

    Amanda has supported client in various commercial contract negotiations and assisted in drafting and reviewing the relevant legal documents. Amanda has also been involved in many FDI and outbound investment projects, and is experienced in the assisting clients in handling administrative approvals, entity establishment and IP transactions.

    Amanda speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and English.

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  • Ms. Roxie Meng (Associate at CMS Beijing Office)

    Ms. Roxie Meng

    Associate at CMS Beijing Office


    Roxie is an associate in CMS Beijing. She specialises in a range of commercial and compliance related matters, including anti-trust, anti-corruption, environment, production safety and other general regulatory matters. Roxie also advises clients in corporate, due diligence and employment matters, particularly in the life sciences, manufacturing and automobile sectors. Roxie received her BSc in Pharmaceutical Science and a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Intellectual Property from the China Pharmaceutical University and a Master of Laws degree from the China University of Political Science and Law. Roxie speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and English.

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