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Lian Lian
Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Shanghai
43rd Floor
HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui
288 Shimen Yi Road
Shanghai, 200041
People's Republic of China (PRC)
+86 21 3210 2182
Shanghai
43rd Floor
HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui
288 Shimen Yi Road
Shanghai, 200041
People's Republic of China (PRC)
+86 21 3210 2182

Lian Lian is the Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director of Kobre & Kim. She is responsible for the firm’s business development and strategy and its product development and operations within the APAC region. Based in Shanghai, she leads the APAC team in providing high-end legal services, including dispute resolution and governmental investigation response, for Chinese companies engaged in overseas investment or involved in cross-border legal and trade disputes.

As the former head of global legal affairs for Honeywell Technology Solutions, Ms. Lian is not only familiar with China’s business and legal environment, but she is also well-versed with international legal affairs. Well-connected in political and business circles around the world, she is particularly good at facilitating outbound investment and cooperation and strategizing for international markets on behalf of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and large public and private companies. She has extensive knowledge and experience in helping Chinese companies internationalize their business, develop forward-looking IP strategies and successfully managing cross-border litigation and crisis management response.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Lian worked at Honeywell for ten years. She served both as the Assistant General Counsel of Honeywell APAC Corporate and APAC General Counsel of Honeywell Performance Material and Technology Group, as well as becoming the Global General Counsel of Honeywell Technology Solutions. She was responsible for helping Honeywell enter high growth regions and engage in local joint ventures and other government cooperation projects. She played a critical role in successfully negotiating the joint venture between Honeywell and COMAC, the joint venture (JV) that produces wheels and brakes for the COMAC C919 passenger aircraft.

While assisting Honeywell in exceeding its growth targets, she developed and implemented strategic development plans and provided local knowledge for M&A projects in the Asia Pacific region, and played a leading role in resolving JV partners’ operational challenges and shareholder disputes. In particular, she supported Honeywell’s joint ventures with leading Chinese central enterprises and SOEs (e.g., Sinochem and Sinopec) in large-scale M&A, direct investment and cooperation with local governments.

Prior to her responsibilities at Honeywell, Ms. Lian was an attorney at Jones Day and other major international law firms, where she primarily focused on cross-border transactional matters and Chinese companies’ outbound investments and M&A.

Born and raised in Shanghai, Ms. Lian also lived for over ten years in the US, where she graduated from college and law school and later practiced law. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, JD
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, BA, magna cum laude
  • Fudan University, AA

Languages

  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese

 

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, “The China Syndrome” (The Smaller Business Association of New England, Burlington, April 2007)
  • Faculty, “Doing Business in China” (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, March 2007)
  • Co-author, “Chinese Laws for Lao Wai (Foreigners),” (Boston Bar Journal, January 2007)

Credentials

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, JD
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, BA, magna cum laude
  • Fudan University, AA

Languages

  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, “The China Syndrome” (The Smaller Business Association of New England, Burlington, April 2007)
  • Faculty, “Doing Business in China” (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, March 2007)
  • Co-author, “Chinese Laws for Lao Wai (Foreigners),” (Boston Bar Journal, January 2007)