Mark H. Chu

Associate, Beijing

Biography

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
Illinois
Hong Kong
Education
JD
University of Illinois College of Law
BA
History
University of Illinois
Languages
English
Mandarin

Experience

White Collar/Compliance/Investigations

  • Advised US multinational technology company in an investigation involving allegations of improper sales recognition.
  • 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.
  • Advised a global construction company in an investigation involving allegations of fraud brought by the Hong Kong ICAC.*
  • Advised an Australia-based logistics company in an internal investigation involving allegations of corruption in China.*

Dispute Resolution

  • Acted for Chinese manufacturer in US product liability and tort litigation.
  • Acted for a Chinese state-owned enterprise in arbitration proceedings seated in Hong Kong relating to an oil and gas dispute valued around US$1.5 billion.*
  • Advised a major Chinese insurer in HKIAC arbitration concerning a US$500 million escrow agreement dispute.*
  • Acted for a Chinese hi-tech manufacturing company in US trade secrets litigation filed by a US company.*
  • Acted for a Chinese office products manufacturer in Section 337 investigation filed by a US company.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

Economic Sanctions: Managing Risk in a Turbulent Time – Herbert Smith Freehills Breakfast Briefing, Hong Kong, June 2019

Publications

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)