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Yaling (Michelle) Gon

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Han Kun Law Offices

Mainland China
    Local Time: Thursday 13:52

Practice Expertise

  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Data Protection
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Data Protection
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

Profile

Michelle Gon is a senior attorney with more than three decades of experience in the Greater Chinamarkets. She helps multinational clients deal with knotty and challenging legal issues, havingdeveloped a highly-regarded practice focused on cross-border compliance and regulatorymatters. Michelle focuses her practice on representing clients in complicated and challenging complianceand regulatory matters, including anti-corruption, unfair competition, anti-monopoly, anti-fraud,export control and trade sanction areas. Well respected for her ability to provide clients withherpersonal devotion and offering practical advice on solving complex legal issues. Most of Michelle’s clients are leading MNCs doing business in China, or large, China-basedMNCsdoing business globally, across a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices,life sciences, healthcare, agriculture, food-related products, wine and spirits, hospitality, cruiselines,manufacturing, IT and high tech. Before joining Han Kun, Michelle held senior roles at otherleading international law firms. She also formerly served as the Chief Legal Officer/VicePresident of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”), andanInternational Attorney for McDonald’s Corporation, headquartered in Illinois. Michelle was appointed by China’s Intellectual Property Office (“SIPO”) to complete abookletadvising Chinese companies on how to protect and utilize intellectual property rights whentheydobusiness abroad.

Bar Admissions
Member of the Illinois State Bar

Education
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1985; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MCL, 1982;National Taiwan University, LL.B., 1976.

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Data Protection
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

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