Post Event Update | KWM Update on China’s Cybersecurity Law: Key Takeaways for Foreign Firms

The new Cybersecurity Law of China took effect on June 1, 2017, and follow-up assessment measures in relation to cross boarder data transmission and security review of network products and services have been released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) recently; however, many companies are still unclear about the specific provisions of the regulations.  Given the anticipated uncertain nature of the measures to be issued by regulatory authorities and the potentially high cost of non-compliance, companies should keep track of the new Cybersecurity Law and relevant implementation measures and closely monitor related developments to ensure their businesses are well prepared for cybersecurity and data compliance.

In order to inform members about how these changes in the regulations may affect them, King and Wood Mallesons and AustCham Beijing hosted an update on China’s Cybersecurity Laws, especially focusing on how the changes may affect foreign firms.

The KWM Update on China’s Cybersecurity Laws: Key Takeaways for Foreign Firms was held on Tuesday 25 July and covered:

  • Overview of the amendments
  • Key implications of the decision
  • Benefits of the amendments and how to make use of them

The event featured a 30 minute presentation hosted by Susan Ning and her team, followed by a 20 minuted Q & A session with the audience.


4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Arrival and Registration

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Presentation

5:30 PM – 5:50 PM: Q & A

5:50 PM – 6:00 PM: Tea, Coffee and Networking

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, July 25th
Time: 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Cost: Free (Members) 50RMB (Non Members)
Venue: AustCham Beijing Office / 中国澳大利亚商会北京办公室
Address: Room 1003, Tower A, U-Town Office Building, 1 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang Dist/ 北京市朝阳区三丰北里,悠唐写字楼A座1003室



Susan Ning

Susan joined King & Wood Mallesons in 1995. She is a senior partner and the head of the Commercial and Regulatory Group. She is one of the first legal practitioners in China to practice antitrust and competition law, and also one of the pioneers engaged in the cybersecurity and data compliance practice. Under her guidance, KWM became one of the first firms to set up a competition specialist division and data compliance team in China.

Susan is a leading lawyer in the Chinese antitrust and competition field. For six consecutive years (2010-2015), Susan has been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Competition Since 2003, Susan, together with her team, has undertaken many high-profile antitrust merger control filings on behalf of clients, and assisted a number of well-known clients on antitrust investigations. Susan has acted for Qihoo in relation to the landmark antitrust litigation with Tencent where the customer information/data was discussed as market power at the first time in China.

Susan also practices in the areas of cyber security and data compliance, with publications in a number of journals such as the Journal of Cyber Affairs. Her publications include New Trends of the US Personal Data Protection – Key Points of the New FCC Rules, Big Data: Success Comes Down to Solid Compliance, China’s Step Forward to Personal Information Protection, Does Your Data Need a “VISA” to Travel Abroad?, and A Brief Analysis on the Impact of Data on Competition in the Big Data Era. Susan’s practice areas cover self-assessment of network security, responding to network security check initiated by authorities, data compliance training, due diligence of data transaction or exchange, compliance of cross border data transmission, etc. Susan has assisted top companies in sectors such as IT, transportation and online payment in dealing with network security and data compliance issues.

Susan and her team have been highly acclaimed for years and recognized and awarded by different reputed legal ranking institutions and well-known legal magazines on many occasions. In 2016 alone, Susan was recognized as one of the Top Female Lawyers in China and selected as a leading lawyer by many professional institutions, such as Chambers, Legal 500 and ALB.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Laws from Peking University and a Master in Law from McGill University. Susan was admitted as a Chinese lawyer in 1988.

Company Profile:

Mallesons Stephen Jaques’ China practice group is based across our offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Australia and has more than 50 dedicated team members, almost all of whom are able to speak fluent Mandarin and read and write Chinese.

Their lawyers have more than 20 years of legal experience advising multinational companies doing business in China. Their experience in China has given us a solid understanding of China’s business culture and its legal environment. This experience also enables us to assist our clients to successfully navigate the various layers of government approval processes and systems that are part and parcel of doing business in China.