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Henry Chen

Senior Counsel


Phone:+86 21 6105 8558

Working language:English and Mandarin

Practice Description

Henry Chen is a senior counsel with more than 15 years’ experience in handling cross-border compliance matters.  As a US and PRC trained lawyer, he has advised many multinational corporations on compliance and risk management in a variety of areas, including anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-unfair competition, customs, data breach and cybersecurity, employee misconduct, financial crime, fraud, ESG, whistleblower allegations, and white-collar crime matters.

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.

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. 

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.

Awards and rankings

–   Future Leader (Investigations) – Who’s Who Legal (2022)

–   Next Generation Partner (Regulatory & Compliance, China) – Asia Pacific  Legal 500 (2022 and 2021)

–   40 under 40 (Leading Young Investigations Specialists from around the World) – Global Investigations Review (2020)

–   China Top 15 Rising Lawyer – Asian Legal Business (2020)

Educational background and qualifications

Mr. Chen earned his LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law (2010), where he was named a Dean’s Scholar and was awarded a Dean’s Graduate Award.  He also earned a Master and a Bachelor of Laws degrees from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics School of Law (2007/2004), where he was the valedictorian.  Mr. Chen is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, USA (2011).