Mark H. Chu
Mark Chu is an Associate in the Firm's Global White Collar Practice Group.
Mark focuses his practice on corporate compliance matters, China-related cross-border investigations as well as dispute resolution. He acts for multinational corporations and SOEs with operations in Greater China on internal investigations and enforcement actions, development of compliance policies and programs and pre-transaction due diligence.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mark worked at another international law firm in its Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Mark began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General – Illinois. He has litigation experience in US state and federal courts.
Mark's experience includes the following:
- Advised U.S. multinational technology company in an investigation involving allegations of improper sales recognition.
- Represented the special committee of a US listed China-based communication solution provider to conduct an internal investigation with respect to certain allegations regarding related party transactions and accounting irregularities.
- Represented the audit committee of a US listed China-based air mobility company to conduct an internal investigation with respect to certain allegations regarding related party transactions and accounting irregularities.
- Advised U.S. listed operator of data centers in China on pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence.
- Advised Japanese multinational technology company on anti-corruption aspects of its investment in Chinese video sharing company.
- Advised a development bank on FCPA risks involved in overseas financing transactions.
- Acted for Chinese conglomerate in U.S. litigation against institutional investment firm arising out of a master loan and pledge agreement.
- Acted for Chinese manufacturer in US product liability and tort litigation.
"FCPA enforcement - Risk and compliance for hiring a state-owned institution", LCOUNCIL (December 2020)
Economic Sanctions: Managing Risk in a Turbulent Time – Herbert Smith Freehills Breakfast Briefing, Hong Kong, June 2019
Smith v. Waukegan Park District: Tort Immunity No Longer Available for Governmental Entities in Defense of Certain Retaliatory Discharge Claims, IDC Quarterly – Vol. 19, No. 1 (2009)
Rising Star in China: Regulatory/Compliance: Foreign Firms, Asia Pacific Legal 500 2021