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Lanier Saperstein represents Chinese financial institutions and corporations in U.S. litigation and regulatory matters. He has been recognized by leading legal publications for his work in international banking and for his in-depth knowledge of the Chinese financial market.

Lanier has experience in an array of matters impacting Chinese banks and other foreign financial institutions, including federal and state banking regulations, the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, federal securities laws, and the clawback provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. He also has experience with the enforcement of judgments that implicate foreign bank confidentiality laws. Lanier was, for example, the first lawyer in the United States to require a litigant to use the Hague Evidence Convention when requesting confidential bank records from China.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Lanier successfully defended a global Chinese bank in a high-profile lawsuit alleging terrorist financing; won an arbitration award in China for a Fortune 500 company; obtained a precedent-setting decision in the United States for three large Chinese banks, halting an attempt to seize PRC assets in China; won a dismissal for a global bank on an issue of first impression regarding international fund transfers; and achieved dismissal of a fraudulent conveyance claim against the New York branch of a Chinese bank.

Lanier has written extensively on matters affecting foreign financial institutions, and his writings have been cited in dozens of prominent law journals. He is a member of the NYCBA Compliance Committee and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where he teaches banking-related courses.

Speaking Engagements

  • July 30, 2020
    The Hong Kong Autonomy Act, China General Chamber of Commerce--USA Webinar
  • June 9, 2020
    Lending Disputes In The Covid Era: Issues For Chinese Cross-Border Lenders In The Current Environment / 新冠时代因借贷引起的争议:当前环境下中国跨境贷方面临的问题, Jones Day Webinar
  • June 2, 2020
    Going Private in the U.S. and The Listing Process in Hong Kong, Jones Day Webinar
  • May 6, 2020
    What the Recent Lawsuits and Congressional Initiatives Against the PRC Mean for Chinese Enterprises Operating in the U.S., China General Chamber of Commerce--USA Webinar
  • April 29, 2020
    Is the Tsunami is Coming? How Lenders Can Mitigate the Potential Litigation and Regulatory Risks from the COVID Loan Programs, New York City Bar Association
  • April 2, 2020
    Dealing with U.S. Subpoenas and Document Requests, Jones Day Webinar
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