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Delivering Value as an In-House Counsel for a Multinational in China - Myra Gao, Danfoss China GC China Law Podcast

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Traditionally, in-house lawyers in China have not been viewed as a core component of business strategy, but this has changed massively in recent years, with in-house counsel increasingly looking to get involved in major decision-making. Myra Gao discusses her role at Danfoss China, the growing attention she pays to export control developments on both sides of the Pacific, the company’s quick and early response to COVID-19, as well as the rapid development of China’s environmental regulations.

Myra Gao is Head of Legal at Danfoss China and winner of the General Counsel of the Year International at our recent China Law and Practice Awards 2020.

The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, hosted by Vincent Chow. Get in touch at vchow@alm.com with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.

Episode outline


03:32 Export controls impact and securing tariff refunds and exemptions
06:32 Surviving environmental audits and ensuring partners do too
13:09 COVID-19 and handling force majeure claims
18:32 In-house counsel as business partners rather than just lawyers

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Traditionally, in-house lawyers in China have not been viewed as a core component of business strategy, but this has changed massively in recent years, with in-house counsel increasingly looking to get involved in major decision-making. Myra Gao discusses her role at Danfoss China, the growing attention she pays to export control developments on both sides of the Pacific, the company’s quick and early response to COVID-19, as well as the rapid development of China’s environmental regulations.

Myra Gao is Head of Legal at Danfoss China and winner of the General Counsel of the Year International at our recent China Law and Practice Awards 2020.

The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, hosted by Vincent Chow. Get in touch at vchow@alm.com with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.

Episode outline


03:32 Export controls impact and securing tariff refunds and exemptions
06:32 Surviving environmental audits and ensuring partners do too
13:09 COVID-19 and handling force majeure claims
18:32 In-house counsel as business partners rather than just lawyers

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China Law & Practice Announces Awards 2020 Winners 

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