Foreign-bound legal eagle takes team to SGLA
Xu Guojian, Managing Partner at Boss & Young Attorneys at Law, has joined law firm SGLA as a senior partner with his team.
The firm also appointed team members Yuan Ying as senior partner, and Hu Nan and Hu Feng as partners.
Xu is a foreign-related practice expert with over 30 years of experience in international commercial dispute resolution, cross-border investment and mergers and acquisitions, motor vehicle law, art law, corporate compliance and data protection.
With his fluency in German, English and Chinese, he has advised many international companies, especially those from German-speaking regions, on doing business in China.
The Chinese State Council has repeatedly appointed him delegate to the negotiations at the diplomatic session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. He participated in the final agreement on the 2019 Hague Convention, which governed a worldwide recognition of judgments in civil and commercial matters from other jurisdictions.
Xu is also vice president of the Chinese Society of Private International Law, executive director of the Chinese Society of International Law, and a member of the Shanghai Government Administrative Review Committee. He is also an arbitrator of many different arbitral institutions.
His team has paid more attention to increasing business in recent years, including smart automotive, corporate compliance and data protection, and art law.
His colleague Yuan, a former international affairs manager at Boss & Young, has provided legal services to Nike, the world’s largest transmission system company AVL, Schindler Group, Ricardo PLC, Michelin Group and Amazon, etc.
Hu Nan specializes in the automotive industry, having acted as an advisor for automotive manufacturing projects involving parts assembly and technology licensing, inbound and outbound investment as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Hu Feng focuses on data protection, cybersecurity and e-commerce. In addition to advising businesses, he drafted Shanghai’s official guidelines on how to protect personal data.