More and more Chinese companies are invested abroad. With increased investment, however, comes the increased likelihood of commercial disputes and the litigation that oftentimes follow. These disputes have captured headlines, and against the backdrop of economic deceleration and trade friction, represent a significant source of uncertainty for Chinese businesses.

In this program, professionals from Greenberg Traurig and Alvarez & Marsal will discuss recent trends in cross-border litigation involving Chinese companies, provide insights regarding frequently litigated issues, offer practical tips to Chinese business who face litigation in the U.S. and U.K., as well as discuss the important and unique role that Chinese counsel play in cross-border litigation.

About Greenberg Traurig

Having more than 2,100 attorneys and 41 locations in America, Asia and Europe, Greenberg Traurig is an international firm with capabilities to guide clients through every stage of international business. 

About Alvarez & Marsal

A&M delivers performance improvement, turnaround management, restructuring and disputes & investigations services to help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action.


9 AM - 9:30 AM
Check-in and Networking
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12 PM
Q&A and Networking


  • Dawn (Dan) Zhang (Co-Managing Shareholder, Shanghai, China at Greenberg Traurig)

    Dawn (Dan) Zhang

    Co-Managing Shareholder, Shanghai, China at Greenberg Traurig

    Mergers & Acquisitions | Disputes Settlement | FCPA & Compliance

    Dawn Zhang is the co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Shanghai office. She has broad experience advising clients on venture capital, China-related cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Dawn practiced in other international law firms for many years and served as the PRC legal counsel for a multinational corporation, where she handled a wide variety of corporate matters for public and emerging growth companies. Dawn passed the national PRC judicial qualification examination in 1998 and is admitted to practice in New York.

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  • Calvin Ding (Shareholder, Shanghai, China at Greenberg Traurig)

    Calvin Ding

    Shareholder, Shanghai, China at Greenberg Traurig

    Corporate | Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation | Hospitality | International Trade Commission's Section 337 Litigation | Intellectual Property & Technology

    Calvin Ding has deep experience in international anti-corruption advisory and investigation, cross-border litigation and electronic discovery, as well as compliance with Chinese anti-trust, anti-bribery, and privacy laws. In the anti-corruption space, Calvin frequently advises companies on comprehensive compliance programs, risk assessments, pre-transaction compliance diligence, government policies, and trainings. As a secondee, Calvin formerly worked to establish the Greater China anti-corruption compliance function of a Fortune 500 company with over 150 properties situated in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. In addition, Calvin has served as a member of the compliance monitor expert team in evaluating an international medical device manufacturer’s anti-corruption compliance programs and submitting recommendations to the company and an international financial institution regarding the adequacy of those programs.

    Calvin has a deep understanding of the cultural and legal issues that Chinese companies face when undertaking litigation and dispute resolution proceedings in the United States and leverages this understanding to assist clients in matters involving intellectual property, trade secret misappropriation, antitrust, business tort, and contract claims. Calvin maintains considerable relationships with Chinese counsel and is able to effectively coordinate litigation and arbitration proceedings in China.

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  • C. Mark Stratton (Shareholder, Austin / Houston, U.S. at Greenberg Traurig)

    C. Mark Stratton

    Shareholder, Austin / Houston, U.S. at Greenberg Traurig

    Commercial Litigation | Energy & Natural Resources

    C. Mark Stratton has broad experience in the areas of commercial, oil and gas, transportation, securities, construction, products liability, professional liability and personal injury litigation. Mark is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has tried more than 50 cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, including some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country. He has also argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 14th Courts of Appeals in Texas. Mark provides transactional advice to his oil and gas clients, and his trial work in this area gives him a unique perspective on transactional issues.

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  • Gregory J. Casas (Shareholder, Austin / Houston, U.S. at Greenberg Traurig)

    Gregory J. Casas

    Shareholder, Austin / Houston, U.S. at Greenberg Traurig

    Litigation | Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation | International Arbitration & Litigation | Latin America Practice | Infrastructure | Class Action Litigation | Retail | Trial Practice

    Gregory J. Casas is the Administrative Shareholder for the Austin office and focuses his practice on antitrust, complex business litigation, and energy and natural resources law. Greg's antitrust and complex business litigation practices are international in scope. His antitrust practice includes litigating price-fixing, bid-rigging, and market allocation claims, and providing counseling for DOJ/FTC investigations, joint venture formation, mergers and acquisitions, pricing plans, and other contractual relationships. Greg's complex business litigation experience includes class action defense, commercial disputes, and international dispute resolution in Latin America, Europe, and Africa. His energy experience includes litigating power plant construction disputes, oil and gas leases and joint operating agreement disputes. Greg has litigated cases in federal and state courts in Texas, California, Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. He has handled appeals in Texas, Georgia, The Fifth Circuit, the Second Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit.

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  • L. Scott Oliver (Shareholder, Silicon Valley, U.S. at Greenberg Traurig)

    L. Scott Oliver

    Shareholder, Silicon Valley, U.S. at Greenberg Traurig

    Intellectual Property | Patent Litigation | Trade Secret Litigation

    Scott Oliver handles patent, trade secret and copyright matters, blending creative legal strategies with comprehensive, digestible explanations of complex technology. He designs and implements individualized legal strategies depending on each client’s unique business objectives.
    An experienced and highly technical litigator, Scott has handled more than 150 matters and a dozen trials before both the International Trade Commission (ITC) and juries. He has more than 25 years of experience defending and advising companies across an array of industries, including wireless, software, semiconductor, and digital distribution.

    In addition to his litigation experience, Scott advises clients on strategically growing and managing their intellectual property portfolios, guiding young companies through patent strategy, and consulting handset manufacturers and patent pools on the licensing of 802.11, 4G, 3G and LTE patents.

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  • Gillian Sproul (Shareholder, London at Greenberg Traurig)

    Gillian Sproul

    Shareholder, London at Greenberg Traurig

    Litigation | EU and UK Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation | Government Investigations | Infrastructure | Energy and Natural Resources| Retail | Mergers and Acquisitions | White Collar Defense & Special Investigations

    Gillian Sproul focuses her practice on advising international clients on the impact of EU and UK competition law on their transactions, operations and business strategy and in antitrust litigation. Gill has acted for clients in cartel and abuse of dominance cases and market inquiries before the EU and UK regulators and courts and on appeal, defended clients in antitrust damages litigation and counselled clients on the antitrust aspects of complex M&A and joint venture transactions, representing them in EU and UK phase 1 and phase 2 proceedings and negotiating with EU, UK and other national regulators to obtain clearances. Her practice also extends to advising clients on competitor co-operation and information exchange, distribution and licensing and compliance.
    Sectors in which Gill has particular experience include business services, construction, engineering, energy and utilities, infrastructure, insurance, manufacturing, media/publishing, oil and gas, pharma, real estate and technology.

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  • Davin Teo (Managing Director, Hong Kong of Alvarez & Marsal)

    Davin Teo

    Managing Director, Hong Kong of Alvarez & Marsal

    Davin Teo is a Managing Director and leads the Forensic Technology team within Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations across Asia, based in Hong Kong. Mr. Teo specialises in digital investigations and electronic discovery matters. His primary areas of expertise are fraud investigations, electronic discovery in Disputes, misconduct investigations, intellectual property theft investigations, dispute matters and data recovery requests. With more than 20 years of forensic technology experience and three years prior in accountancy, Mr. Teo has provided consultancy services in the field of forensic technology, electronic discovery and IT audit to numerous national and international corporations, government bodies and regulators.

    In the litigation sphere, Mr. Teo is experienced in handling end-to-end electronic discovery matters in U.S., UK and international litigation. He has managed multiple U.S. Section 337 actions raised in the U.S. for clients in China for Multinational companies and State-Owned Enterprises.

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