The European GDPR and China – data and privacy in the EU/China relationship

On May 4, 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was published, and it became effective on EU member states on May 25, 2018. The GDPR was designed to reshape the approach to data protection across the EU and to protect the privacy of its citizens.

On June 1, 2017, the China Cyber Security Law (CSL) became in effect, and a number of affiliated regulations and implementation rules of the CSL were published shortly thereafter.

The GDPR affects IT and business practices of EU-based companies as well as their Chinese subsidiaries. Chinese subsidiaries of EU-based company are facing challenges under the CSL. How can companies navigate these fast paced changes in China and the EU? Can European companies duplicate their existing data practices under the GDPR in Chinese subsidiaries under the CSL? What are some of the recent developments and updates to both laws?

During this afternoon seminar, Roan Lamp from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Dan Xu from Da Wo Law Firm will discuss these subjects. The aim is to identify best practices and sustainable approaches regarding GDPR and CSL both in China and the EU.

PRICE: Participation Fee for this event is 250 RMB for Members and 400 RMB for Non-Members.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required to confirm a seat. You may register by replying to fbcs@fbcs.fi until Tuesday, April 9, 2019 or as long as there are seats available. Registration is binding and no-shows will be charged RMB 200 unless cancelled before the end-of-day of the final registration date.

ELIGIBILITY: All of the employees of FBCS member companies can participate at our events with Membership privileges (discounted price, access to member only events). Please do not hesitate to forward this event invitation to your colleagues.


4:30 PM - 5 PM
5 PM - 6 PM
Presentations and best practices
6 PM - 7 PM
Q&A and networking


  • Roan Lamp

    Roan Lamp

    Roan Lamp is a partner in De Brauw’s Enforcement & Investigations practice, and works from both the Amsterdam and Shanghai offices of De Brauw.

    Roan is a leading cross-border enforcement and investigations lawyer. He also represents companies during criminal investigations. Roan’s recent work has mainly focused on China, Brazil and the Netherlands.

    Roan is a Financial Criminal Law professor at the VU University in Amsterdam and is a regular contributor to leading law journals. He is also one of the editors of a leading treatise on financial and economic criminal law in the Netherlands.

    Legal 500 2016 states that De Brauw’s regulatory and criminal enforcement practice has “high quality people and deep insights into the market”, and recommends Roan Lamp for being “a terrific lawyer and trusted advisor”.

    According to Chambers 2017, Roan is “excellent” and offers “a wealth of specialised expertise in financial market regulation and corporate criminal law, including money-laundering and bribery cases”.

    Enforcement, Corporate Criminal Defence and Investigations, Financial Markets Regulation

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  • Dan Xu

    Dan Xu

    Dan Xu is a Lawyer in charge of Intellectual Property practice and Partner at De Wolf Law Firm Shanghai.

    She advises on matters in relation to trademark, copyright, patent, unfair competition as well as general IP strategy. She also focuses her practice on commercial law (Distribution and Franchise) and in particular technology law.

    Dan obtained her Bachelor degree from the Eastern China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai) in 2010 and her Master's degree from Leiden University (Netherlands) in 2011.

    She interned at the China Desk of a Dutch law firm in Rotterdam before successfully passing the Chinese Bar Examination in 2012 and joining De Wolf Law Firm during the same year.

    Dan is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She is also fluent in Shanghai dialect.

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Event Registration for Members

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Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 250
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Door Price RMB 400


The Sukhothai Shanghai

380 Weihai Road, near Shimen No.1 Road, 威海路380号, 近石门一路
Shanghai, China

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