Gary J Gao

partner and head of the compliance, Zhong Lun Law Firm
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Mr Gary J Gao is a partner and head of the compliance and regulatory department of Zhong Lun Law Firm. He achieved an LLM in the UK and his working languages are English and Chinese. He is an experienced lawyer who has practised for more than 25 years. Before joining the PRC Bar in 1995, he worked as a criminal judge in a district court in Shanghai since 1990. Mr Gao was consecutively recommended as the Leading Individual in Compliance and Regulatory by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020–2021 and in Corporate Investigation/Anti-bribery by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018–2021. Many years of work experience in compliance and international dispute resolution means Mr Gao has excellent understanding of the entire scope of operation of enterprises, and he is very familiar with international business and negotiations and has accumulated rich experience in company compliance. He has also assisted many multinational enterprises, institutions and large domestic enterprises in different industries to deal with compliance issues, including handling governmental investigations, the establishment of compliance systems, defending clients in criminal proceedings, conducting internal compliance investigations regarding management staff, criminal procedures and dealing with employment termination. Besides this, he is an experienced and skilled litigator capable of handling complex, cross-border litigation as well as sophisticated commercial disputes. He has rich experience in foreign arbitration, litigation, mediation and negotiation. He is familiar with the strategic planning of dispute resolution in multiple jurisdictions, the application of laws (especially those relating to common law), collection, screening and rules of proof of cross-border evidence.

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