Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy. The firm is committed to helping clients build organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient in an age of ever-changing risk and connectivity.
Responsible risk taking is at the core of their clients’ success. Control Risks has unparalleled experience in helping clients solve the challenges and crises that arise in any ambitious organisation seeking to convert risk into opportunity globally. The insight and depth of experience they have gained over more than forty years proves invaluable in giving their clients the intelligence they need to grasp opportunities with greater certainty.
Control Risks clients include national and multinational businesses in all sectors, law firms, government departments from many parts of the world and an increasing number of non-governmental organisations.
With offices in every region and time zone, Control Risks is positioned to helping you wherever and whenever required.
Ropes & Gray is a renowned international law firm, with a global team of 1,400 professionals, whose top-notch skills, varied backgrounds and unique perspectives can help our clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and reach their goals. An international presence, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.
Many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions are longtime clients. We also serve many organizations (and investors and individuals) at all stages of the business life cycle, from start-ups to establishment as industry leaders. They come back to us year after year to handle their most important matters. They do so, they say, because we understand their businesses, we are easy to work with and we get results.
The firm is built on a foundation of delivering a premier, value-added service at a reasonable cost. Because our clients have unique business needs, including in some cases a preference to work on the basis of alternative fee arrangements, we are flexible and creative in designing custom-tailored pricing plans where appropriate.
Ropes & Gray has always focused on providing clients with the highest quality advice on their most critical legal and business needs. We are a thoroughly contemporary firm that can bring 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, networked, 24/7 environment. Our collaborative approach means that our clients have ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.
Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun is one of the largest law firms capable of providing a complete spectrum of legal services in China, with over 290 partners and more than 1900 professionals working in sixteen offices strategically located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Zhong Lun’s outstanding work has achieved broad recognition and its practice groups and lawyers are frequently cited and recommended in their respective markets by distinguished legal media groups such as Chambers & Partners, Asia Law & Practice, Asian Legal Business, International Financial Law Review and others.
Kent is a Senior Partner in Control Risks, Greater China and North Asia. He is responsible for Control Risks’ practices across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the Koreas and Mongolia. He has worked in Asia since the early 1980s.
Kent has consulted with multi-national and Asian corporations on a range of risk and strategy issues; such as M&A and organic growth strategy, crisis management and operational business controls, and strategic and organizational development programs. Kent has particular expertise in the Asia-Pacific healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer products sectors.
Kent has a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in East Asian studies from the University of Minnesota. He also completed graduate studies in journalism and mass communication at the China Times Centre for Mass Media and Social Studies.
Mimi Yang is a partner of Ropes & Gray LLP. Mimi has extensive experience in private securities litigation, U.S. DOJ and SEC enforcement matters, and internal investigations. In this context, she has represented companies, board committees, and individual officers and directors, and has conducted numerous internal corporate investigations and due diligence matters involving complex accounting and disclosure issues, whistleblower claims, trade secrets issues, and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws. Mimi regularly writes on topics involving trade secrets, presents on the topics involving trade secrets to companies in various industries, and is uniquely positioned to help Chinese and US companies navigate the new enforcement landscape (typified by the U.S. regulators’ recently announced China Initiative) given her background in criminal enforcement matters, civil litigation, and her native bilingual skills.
Mr. Gary Gao is the Partner and the Head of Compliance Team of Beijing Zhong Lun Law Firm. So far, Mr. Gao has practiced law for about 24 years, which makes him an experienced lawyer. Mr. Gary Gao was consecutively recommended in Corporate Investigation/Anti-bribery by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018. Besides, Mr. Gary Gao was honored as the 2019 “Band 1 Lawyer of Compliance” by LegalBand, the 2017 “Regulatory & Compliance Lawyer of the Year” by China Law & Practice and the 2016 “Client Choice Top 20 Lawyer” by ALB.