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Henry Chen

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Henry Chen is a partner with more than 14 years’ experience in handling cross-border compliance matters.  As a US and PRC trained lawyer, he has assisted many multinational corporations in complying with anticorruption and fraud-prevention laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and PRC anti-bribery laws.

Prior to joining the Firm, Henry acted as the Asia Pacific Director for Investigations at a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company and led its regional compliance investigations.  Besides Shanghai, he had also worked in Washington DC, Hong Kong and Beijing as a compliance professional.

Practice Focus

Henry has conducted numerous complex, multi-jurisdictional investigation projects for companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing and technology. He also assists MNCs in designing and implementing compliance programs, conducting risk assessments and compliance due diligence in M&A transactions, providing compliance and ethics training to senior executives and third-party intermediaries, and advising on responding to government investigations and dawn raids.

As an expert in forensic e-discovery and machine learning tools, he regularly provides practical, innovative solutions to managing and discharging large-scale data review utilizing the Firm’s e-discovery and data analytics resources.

Henry also frequently advises on dispute resolution matters. He has worked on a number of complex disputes arising from cross-border transactions involving arbitration, litigation, and mediation. He provides on-the-ground support for US securities class actions and fraud investigations, and is experienced in evidence gathering in China for the purpose of complying with US jurisdiction legislation.

Representative Legal Matters

Investigations

  • Leading a nationwide internal investigation in China on behalf of a global food producer and securing material evidence to substantiate serious allegations against its local management involving taking personal kickbacks of a significant amount from distributors and vendors.
  • Representing a major US medical device company in response to dawn raids and anti-bribery investigations by the Market Supervision Bureau in Shanghai and assisting in reaching a favorable settlement with the regulator.
  • Representing a major US sports apparel and equipment company in internal anticorruption investigations in China and self-reporting to the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.
  • Representing a Finnish company in response to a World Bank investigation request on several alleged sanctionable practices identified in its China projects and preparing defense briefs to the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency.
  • Assisting a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company with internal investigations into travel and entertainment expenses, including assisting the company’s first-ever computer imaging and forensic data review in multiple locations in China.
  • Advising a US healthcare provider in its internal investigations into alleged corrupt practices and financial fraud conducted by a local joint venture formed in China.

Compliance Programs

  • Assisting a leading US medical device manufacturer in reviewing its global compliance program and developing China-specific policies and procedures, including its distributors’ compliance and internal control systems, procurement and expense reimbursement processes, and whistle-blowing program.
  • Assisting a Japanese pharmaceutical company in a targeted internal review of the marketing and distribution activities by its China subsidiary and providing risk assessment and compliance enhancement recommendations.

Professional Honors

  • 40 Under 40 (Leading Young Investigations Specialists from around the World ) - Global Investigations Review (2020)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • New York~United States (2011)

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. (Dean's Graduate Award)) (2010)
  • Shanghai University of International Business & Economics School of Law (Master of Laws) (2007)
  • Shanghai University of International Business & Economics School of Law (LL.B.) (2004)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese