Calvin Ding

Calvin Ding

Shareholder

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.

Calvin is a native Mandarin speaker. Prior to attending law school, Calvin worked as a research analyst at a leading Washington, D.C.-based think tank and interned for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • 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.
  • Advise one of the world’s largest retailers on FCPA and Chinese anti-bribery law compliance program roll out and implementation over the course of several years, including performing annual risk assessments.
  • 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.
  • Advised leading e-commerce company on the implementation of anti-corruption policies and procedures, including the diligence and clearance of third party intermediaries and business partners.
  • Advised a leading industrial manufacturer in an internal investigation stemming from allegations of commercial bribery involving certain India-based personnel.
  • Conducted pre-transaction diligence for a leading international conglomerate involving businesses in multiple jurisdictions, and advised the company on pre-closing and post-closing actions relating to FCPA and Chinese anti-bribery laws.
  • Conducted pre-transaction diligence and advised a leading investment firm on FCPA and Chinese anti-bribery law risks relating to various portfolio investments in China.
  • Represented the audit committee of a New York-listed China-based company in an internal investigation with respect to conflict of interest, breach of fiduciary duty, and FCPA issues arising out of whistleblower allegations.
  • Conducted a complex corporate internal investigation for New York-listed China-based company in response to media reports alleging conflicts of interest and breach of fiduciary duties in the spin-off of certain assets.
  • Represent a leading Chinese steel manufacturer in responding to allegations of trade secret theft and anti-trust violations in Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1002. Achieved full case dismissal on behalf of the client.
  • Advise Chinese printed circuit board company in lawsuit in Southern District of Florida involving claims of breach of contract.
  • Advise Chinese autonomous vehicle developer in U.S. litigation in Northern District of California involving claims of trade secret misappropriation, tortious business interference, breach of fiduciary duty and loyalty, other claims.
  • Advise a Chinese consumer electronics company in Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices and Components Thereof Such as Spare Parts, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1057.
  • Advised Chinese shareholder in U.S. litigation in North Carolina Business Court.
  • Coordinate Chinese litigation and enforcement on behalf of a foreign parent company to recover control of its subsidiaries located in Shandong, Shaanxi, and Anhui provinces.
  • Assisted several publicly traded Chinese companies in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations conducted by the PRC Ministry of Commerce.
  • Assisted a German-based auto parts manufacturer in its proposed formation of free trade zone in the U.S.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Ding prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in its approximately $1.8 billion acquisition of a leading scented-candle maker which owns and operates more than 560 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and sells its products in over 35,000 retail locations.
  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in its US $521 million acquisition of a Hong Kong publicly listed company’s China-based electronics manufacturing subsidiaries.
  • Assisted both U.S. and European publicly listed companies in obtaining merger review approval under the PRC Anti-monopoly Law.
  • Assisted a U.S. law firm in disposing its China, Hong Kong and Singapore assets.
  • Assisted U.S. principals in selling their shares in a Hong Kong holding company, through which they owned a China-based consulting firm, to a leading U.S. consulting firm.
  • Assisted a U.S. venture capital fund in its proposed Series A investment in a Chinese pharmaceutical company.
  • Assisted investors in the structuring and documentation of proposed US $150 million Chinese motion picture investment fund.
  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in its tax driven restructuring of Asian operations.
  • Assisted UK-based petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products company in its purchase and subscription of shares in an U.S. biofuels company.
  • Assisted a U.S. audio equipment maker in its purchase of substantially all the assets of a Chinese joint venture partner.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, "Insolvency Deal of the Year – Middle Markets," for the Chapter 11 restructuring of ShengdaTech, Inc., 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, U.S. China Business Council
  • Member, Cornell Alumni Association of Shanghai
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, University of Minnesota Alumni Association of Shanghai

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., Economics, Government, Cornell University
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Indiana
Admitted in Indiana. Has not taken the Chinese national PRC judicial qualification examination.
Languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Fluido
  • Inglés, Fluido