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Based on research conducted by China Business Law Journal, the following are the winners and highly commended in-house counsel of CBLJ In-house Counsel Awards 2019. The awards are split into individual and team awards, and then into practice area and industry categories.

Click here to read the editorial report that accompanies the awards.

Detailed biographies and contact information, where provided, were written by the in-house counsels themselves and have not been independently verified.

Winner

Sibyl Yang

Global General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
Haier Smart Home

Highly commended

awardsCathy Duan

General Counsel

Sino-Ocean Capital

awardsHope Hang

General Counsel

JuneYao Group

awardsHe Yinsheng

General Manager
Legal Compliance Department

Hongyi Investment Management (Tianjin)

awardsAdam Hornung

General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer

Hillhouse Capital

awardsSu Yanan

General Manager, Compliance and
Risk Management Department

China Life Capital

awardsPeter Su

General Counsel

Tsinghua Tongfang

awardsKaren Wang

Vice General Manager
Secretary of the Board of Directors

Shanghai Tofflon Science & Technology

awardsJohn Zeng

Managing Director
General Counsel-China

GLP Investment (Shanghai)

Song Zhe

General Counsel

Meituan Dianping

Winner

awardsWu Ming

Chief Legal Counselor
Shanghai Electric Power

Highly commended

awardsChen Hong

Director of Cooperation and
Legal Affairs Department

SAIC Anji Logistics

awardsRosita Chen

Legal Affairs Vice President

Air Liquide (China)

awardsHe Yinsheng

General Manager
Legal Compliance Department

Hongyi Investment Management (Tianjin)

awardsSu Yanan

General Manager, Compliance and
Risk Management Department

China Life Capital

awardsWang Zheng

General Legal Counsel

China Literature

awardsLisa Yang

Deputy CRO

Fantasia Group (China)

awardsYuan Ye

General Manager

Legal and Compliance Department
China Pacific Insurance

awardsWinston Zhao

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC)

Meng Juan

General Manager, Legal and Compliance Department

Bank of Communications International Trust

Winner

awardsSu Wang

Vice President
Head of the Legal and IP Group
JD.COM

Highly commended

awardsSunny Yi

VP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

adidas Sports (China)

awardsChen Yan

Vice President

KE.com (Beijing) Technology

Wang Ge

General Counsel

Bluefocus Communication Group

Song Zhe

General Counsel

Meituan Dianping

Winner

Tony Shang

General Manager, Legal Department
Agile Group

Highly commended

 

awardsRosita Chen

Legal Affairs Vice President

Air Liquide (China)

awardsDong Jianjun

General Manager, Legal Affairs Department

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

awardsJia Hongyi

Vice President, Legal Department

Beijing Kuaishou Technology

awardsShao Li

Secretary of Board of Directors
General Legal Counsel

Beijing Capital Group

awardsWang Qianqian

Legal Counsel

Doublestar Group

awardsWu Ming

Chief Legal Counselor

Shanghai Electric Power

awardsYuan Ye

General Manager

Legal and Compliance Department

China Pacific Insurance

awardsWang Zheng

General Legal Counsel

China Literature

Wang Ge

General Counsel

Bluefocus Communication Group

Winner

awardsLu Yuping

Legal Director
TOTO

Highly commended

awardsJia Hongyi

Vice President, Legal Department

Beijing Kuaishou Technology

awardsLi Yan

Legal Director

Shanghai Dong Fang Newspaper

awardsMa Yihan

Vice President, General Counsel

Perfect World Investment & Holding Group

awardsAlice Wang

IP Director

BitMain

awardsWang Zheng

General Legal Counsel

China Literature

awardsYuan Ye

General Manager
Legal and Compliance Department

China Pacific Insurance

Winner

awardsPeter Su

General Counsel
Tsinghua Tongfang

Su Yunpeng, the General Counsel of Tsinghua Tongfang, is fully responsible for the group’s legal affairs, compliance and intellectual property affairs. He has rich experience in investment and mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, intellectual property, corporate compliance and other business areas.

Su has built a learning legal team. He set up the “Tsinghua Tongfang Law + Lecture” and the WeChat public account “Tongfang Law Review” with the chairman’s support. So far this year, his team has organized multiple in-house training sessions as well as communication activities, and has published dozens of professional articles in scores of organizations.

Su is also the practical tutor of master of laws students in Renmin University of China. He provided assistance in establishment of the research center of lawyers in government and in-house lawyers in that university, and served as editor in chief of the first White Paper on the Development of Chinese In-House Lawyers.

Su was listed in the Chambers GC influencers list 2020 and Thomson Reuters ALB GC Profiles of 2019, The Legal 500 GC Powerlist 2019 and won the China Intellectual Property’s award of the 2018 China Outstanding Intellectual Property Manager. He also led the team to win the Thomson Reuters ALB 2018 China Top 15 In-House Teams award and nominated in the China Law Awards of 2019.

Highly commended

awardsDavid Cheng

General Counsel

China Resources Enterprise

awardsAdam Hornung

General Counsel
Chief Compliance Officer

Hillhouse Capital

awardsTony Shang

General Manager, Legal Department

Agile Group

awardsShao Li

Secretary of Board of Directors
General Legal Counsel

Beijing Capital Group

awardsWang Qianqian

Legal Counsel

Doublestar Group

awardsWu Ming

Chief Legal Counselor

Shanghai Electric Power

awardsBetty Xiang

PE General Counsel
Ping An Trust

Sibyl Yang

Global General Counsel
Chief Compliance Officer

Haier Smart Home

Song Zhe

General Counsel

Meituan Dianping

Winner

awardsXu Xiaobin

Legal Director
JA Solar

Highly commended

awardsChen Yan

Vice President

KE.com (Beijing) Technology

awardsDavid Cheng

General Counsel

China Resources Enterprise

Winner

Meng Juan

General Manager, Legal and Compliance Department

Bank of Communications International Trust

Highly commended

awardsBetty Xiang

PE General Counsel

Ping An Trust

Geng Yaqing

General Manager
Risk and Compliance Legal Department

Greatwall Wealth A.M.C.

Winner

awardsJohn Zeng

Managing Director, General Counsel – China
GLP Investment (Shanghai)

Highly commended

awardsChen Hong

Director, Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department

SAIC Anji Logistics

awardsHope Hang

General Counsel

JuneYao Group

Winner

awards

Shao Li

Secretary of Board of Directors
General Legal Counsel

Beijing Capital Group

Highly commended

awardsCathy Duan

General Counsel

Sino-Ocean Capital

awardsFu Shoufeng

Associate Director, Legal Affairs

Greentown Shandong Investment and Real Estate

Lisa Yang

Deputy CRO

Fantasia Group (China)

awardsXu Xinlin

General Manager, Legal Department

APP-China

Xu Xinlin previously served as associate professor at Fudan University School of Law (focusing on civil and commercial law), Master’s tutor, adjunct researcher of Japanese Studies Center for Fudan University. Xu has also been the General Manager of the Legal Department of APP China headquarters of Sinar Mas Group since 2000, and is responsible for the leadership and management of Sinar Mas Group-APP’s investment in China and overseas, and is in charge of various corporate legal affairs.

In 2017, Xu was nominated as ALB China’s best general counsel, and in 2018, he was nominated as the Star of Outstanding Style by the committee of the First Oriental Legal Stars.

Winner

awardsDavid Cheng

General Counsel
China Resources Enterprise

Highly commended

awardsSu Yan

Asia-Pacific General Counsel

Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai)

awardsPhoebe Tang

General Counsel Legal and SRA

Danone Greater China

awardsCarrie Yu

Head of Legal Greater China

H&M

awardsSunny Yi

VP, General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer

adidas Sports (China)

Sunny Yi obtained an LLB from Fudan University and an EMBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Yi is admitted to the PRC bar.

Having over 20 years experience in private practice and corporate law, Yi held various positions in law firms and MNCs including partner, HR director, general counsel and compliance officer.

Yi was awarded the Top 15 General Counsels Prize of China in 2018 and 2019.

Winner

awardsXu Xiaobin

Legal Director
JA Solar

Highly commended

awardsQiao Yang

Party Committee Member, General Counsel

Datang International Power Generation

awardsTong Liping

Chief Legal Officer

Shanghai Electric Group

awardsWu Ming

Chief Legal Counselor

Shanghai Electric Power

Li Zhaohui

General Counsel

The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)

Winner

awardsDong Jianjun

General Manager, Legal Affairs Department
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Highly commended

awardsAdam Hornung

General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer

Hillhouse Capital

awardsLin Feng

Senior Counsel

International Finance Corporation

Meng Juan

General Manager
Legal and Compliance Department

Bank of Communications
International Trust

awardsBetty Xiang

PE General Counsel

Ping An Trust

Betty Xiang Yaqi has been working for PE legal service of Ping An for nearly 10 years. She is mainly responsible for PE investment project and fund formation, providing all-round legal supports throughout the investment life cycle, such as transaction structure design, risk control, and business negotiation.

She assists the group in implementing major strategic investment projects, participates in M&A, post-investment management and capital operation. She advises on investments across multiple industries such as resources, healthcare and consumption, involving both domestic and overseas targets. In addition, she leads product design to launch a variety of products including domestic and overseas funds, trust plans, etc.

Winner

awardsAaron Shao

Head of Legal, Greater China
Abbott

Highly commended

awardsNian Qing

Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and APAC

BeiGene

awardsPeter Su

General Counsel

Tsinghua Tongfang

Winner

Sibyl Yang

Global General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer
Haier Smart Home

Highly commended

awardsRosita Chen

Legal Affairs Vice President

Air Liquide (China)

awardsKaren Wang

Vice General Manager and Secretary of the Board of Directors

Shanghai Tofflon Science & Technology

awardsLu Yuping

Legal Director

TOTO

Sean Chen

Vice President and Chief Counsel Asia Pacific

Eaton (China)

Winner

Song Zhe

General Counsel
Meituan Dianping

Highly commended

awardsPeter Su

General Counsel

Tsinghua Tongfang

awardsWang Zheng

General Legal Counsel

China Literature

awardsLi Ying

Person in Charge of Litigation and Legal Research

Alibaba Group YOUKU

awardsChen Yan

Vice President

KE.com (Beijing) Technology

Chen Yan, the vice president and general counsel of KE.com, was a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer prior to joining KE.com. He focuses on corporate, investment, financing and capital market. He is experienced in overseas listings as well as equity and debt financing and also has excelled at compliance, private equity and M&A transactions.

Chen graduated from Renmin University of China and Cornell University. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern Law School of Lewis and Clark University and was awarded as a scholar receiving Dean’s list. Chen was ranked one of the best Chinese lawyers in 2017 by Asian Legal Business, one of China’s Elite 50 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) in 2018 by China Business Law Journal and a highly recommended lawyer in the capital market, corporate business, M&A and private equity investment in 2018 by Legal 500.

Winner

awardsMa Yihan

Vice President, General Counsel

Perfect World Investment and Holding Group

Highly commended

awardsLai Qiqi

Vice President, General Counsel

37 Interactive Entertainment

Lai Qiqi is the vice president and general counsel of 37 Interactive Entertainment. Lai graduated from National University of Singapore and East China University of Political Science and Law. He has been committed to leading the legal department for gaming enterprises listed in China and the US for over 10 years, with rich experience across a wide range of legal practice areas, such as corporate governance, IP, cross-border law, M&A, dispute resolution and other fields. In recent years, he was also involved in investment in some strategic emerging industries and cross-border IP cooperation.

awardsLi Yan

Legal Director

Shanghai Dong Fang Newspaper

Winner

awardsTony Shang

General Manager, Legal Department
Agile Group

Highly commended

awardsJiang Yong

General Manager
Legal Department

RiseSun Real Estate

awardsSu Yanan

General Manager, Compliance and
Risk Management Department

China Life Capital

awardsLisa Yang

Deputy CRO

Fantasia Group (China)

awardsJohn Zeng

Managing Director, General Counsel – China
GLP Investment (Shanghai)

Winner

awardsJason Shi

Senior Legal Counsel
Qualcomm (China)

Highly commended

awardsPeter Zhang

General Counsel, Board Secretary

Sony Mobile China

awardsWinston Zhao

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC)

awardsYu Qian

Legal Counsel

Baidu

awardsZhang Xiaojuan

Deputy General Manager, Legal Department

Beijing Capital Group

awardsWang Qianqian

Legal Counsel

Doublestar Group

awardsLiu Jian

Senior Legal Director

Meituan Dianping

awardsBetty Xiang

PE General Counsel

Ping An Trust

awardsZhou Bo

Division Head

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

awardsJason Shi

Senior Legal Counsel

Qualcomm (China)

Fu Shoufeng

Associate Director of Legal Affairs

Greentown Shandong Investment
and Real Estate

Hong Bin

Corporate Counsel

Xiamen Airlines

Wang Ge

General Counsel

Bluefocus Communication Group