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US-China Law Enforcement Cooperation

  • 14 Apr 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • O’Melveny & Myers, 31/F AIA Central, 1 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong


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The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by O'Melveny & Myers.

Food and drinks will be provided. One CPD point accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

TOPIC:        US and China Law Enforcement Cooperation

Despite the lack of an extradition treaty and the very different legal and political systems, the US and China have taken steps to assist each other on criminal justice cases in recent years, forming a basis for further collaboration. The potential coordination and cooperation between US and China law enforcement could have a significant impact on anti-corruption investigations and prosecutions, especially when China has raised its anti-corruption efforts to an all-time high. This seminar will give an update on the two countries' law enforcement cooperation, and discuss its implications for multinational companies and financial institutions.

SPEAKER:    Ron Cheng, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers, Hong Kong & Los Angeles

Ron Cheng is one of very few Mandarin-speaking attorneys with experience in both US and Chinese criminal law enforcement. Ron has had more than 10 years of experience dealing with criminal enforcement matters in China and Asia. During his time as the US Resident Advisor in the US Embassy in Beijing as well as his subsequent work over the following seven years on corruption, money laundering, digital privacy, and other cases with the US Department of Justice, Ron has worked directly with Chinese central and provincial law enforcement, prosecution, anti-corruption, and justice officials.

He participated in the prosecution of United States v. Chao Fan Xu, a racketeering, money laundering, and immigration fraud trial against former Bank of China managers that resulted in convictions on all charges, and also, the investigation resulting in the US arrest of the former spouse of a fugitive Sinograin official.

Ron began his career in the early 1990s as an O'Melveny associate and then spent 20 years as a federal prosecutor, serving in a number of roles at the Department of Justice including: Chief of the Criminal Appeals Section of the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California; Resident Legal Advisor to the US Embassy in Beijing; and acting Chief and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. Most recently he has been a key member of the Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, where he has focused on criminal activity arising out of the Asia-Pacific region and handled significant multinational digital privacy cases. Ron was named among the "Most Influential Lawyers" in White Collar and Cybercrime by Los Angeles Business Journal in 2015.

VENUE: 31/F AIA Central, 1 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
DATE:   14 April 2016 (Thursday)
TIME Reception and Lunch: 12.30 - 13.00
Presentation: 13.00 - 14.00

RSVP:  Please register your attendance online no later than 8 April 2016. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.

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