Dr. Wilson L.K.Sung

Of Counsel

(T) + 852.3189.7220

In his 20-year career, Dr. Wilson Sung has gained extensive experience in dispute resolution. He has handled numerous disputes covering a wide range of areas, including joint ventures, finance, securities, intellectual property, labor relationships, fraud, and property development transactions. He has conducted arbitrations at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). He also has advised on the PRC law aspects of mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings involving PRC companies.

Wilson is a regular conference presenter and has spoken at conferences organized by the Hong Kong government on BOT projects in China and by the Hong Kong Securities Association on PRC securities law in Hong Kong. He is a visiting associate professor of law at Anhui University and an advisor to the M.B.A. program at Nanjing University.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Wilson worked as a judge in Anhui Province and was the manager of the law department of CITIC Securities in Tianjin. In addition, he has been a CIETAC arbitrator since 2004 and also an arbitrator of the Arbitration Center Across Straits (between Taiwan and Mainland China), as well as an independent director of China Auto Motor Financial Company.

Experience

Pharmaceutical company successfully defends charge of commercial bribery
A pharmaceutical company represented by Jones Day (in conjunction with local counsel) successfully challenged a charge of commercial bribery by a local branch of the Shanghai Administration of Industry and Commerce (AIC).

Holding company defends shareholders' disputes over highway projects
Jones Day represented a holding company in shareholders' disputes valued at about HKD 1.1 billion involving two highway projects in Hunan and Hubei provinces, respectively.

U.S. corporation brings multi-arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong against Chinese battery manufacturer
Jones Day represented a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of remote controls in complex multi-arbitration proceedings against a Chinese manufacturer of alkaline batteries for the loss and damage caused by defective products.

Subsidiary of Korean corporation seeks representation in High Court proceedings in Hong Kong and mainland China
Jones Day represented a Hong Kong subsidiary of Korean corporation, Taihan Global Holdings Limited, in multiple proceedings before the High Court of Hong Kong concerning claims against sales agents for fraud and misappropriation of millions of dollars of proceeds from the sale of copper rod into mainland China.

International development company seeks advice in business partner dispute involving potential criminal liability
Jones Day advised an international development company on its disputes with a business partner regarding PRC and Hong Kong criminal liability through the use of a dissolved Hong Kong company.

Global consumer goods company appeals PRC court award relating to economic loss from JV project in China
Jones Day advised a global consumer goods company in its appeal against a multi-million U.S. dollar compensation award by a PRC court in regards to economic loss arising from a JV project with a partner in Mainland China.

Global marketing communications agency seeks advice on business contracts
Jones Day provided PRC legal advice to a global marketing communications agency over business contracts.

Global marketing communications agency seeks advice on employment contracts in Mainland China
Jones Day provided PRC legal advice to a global marketing communications agency in regards to employment contracts in Mainland China.

Global marketing communications agency seeks lease advice for its Shanghai offices
Jones Day provided PRC legal advice to a global marketing communications agency in regards to the lease of its Shanghai offices.

U.S. based Fortune 1000 company seeks advice on infringed products in China
Jones Day provided PRC legal advice to a U.S. based Fortune 1000 company in regards to its infringed products and related factories in China.

European toy manufacturer defends against claim involving return of its products imported into China
Jones Day advised a European toy manufacturer in its claim for the return of its products that were imported into Mainland China after its business partner's factory was liquidated.

International pump manufacturer rattles counterfeit industry with raids on trade secret infringers in China and Australia
In spite of IP crimes having always been low on the priority list of the Chinese security forces despite many years of continuous lobbying, Jones Day successfully lobbied both the Australian and Chinese governments resulting in the Chinese security forces conducting raids against a large group of trade secret infringers (viz. seven factories and around 40 wholesalers and retailers) in China, seizing products, molds, drawings, computers and books and accounts, and incarcerating a major culprit, resulting in factory and shop closures, sending shock-waves throughout the counterfeit industry.

Fortune 100 company seeks consultation about employment termination dispute in China
Jones Day counseled a U.S. Fortune 100 retail company in a dispute with twenty terminated employees and related labor arbitration and court proceedings in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.

The Lamson & Sessions Company consults on Shanghai company tax issues
Jones Day counseled The Lamson & Sessions Co. regarding representative office in Shenzhen and consultant arrangement with a Shanghai company relating to tax issues.

Multinational manufacturer of plastics seeks advice involving criminal charges brought by Chinese Customs
Jones Day advised a multinational manufacturer of plastics in regards to criminal charges brought against it by Chinese Customs in Beijing.

Additional Publications

  • October 2016Asia-Pacific Labor & Employment News
  • August 2014Update on PRC Cross-Border Lending Transactions
  • December 2008Employment Strategy for Foreign Investors in China After the Publication of the Implementation Rules of the Labor Contract Law
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