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China’s New Cybersecurity Law

Speaker(s): Manuel E. Maisog
Recorded on: Apr. 26, 2017
PLI Program #: 211762

Bing's practice focuses on sophisticated cross-border transactions involving Asia and especially China, with an emphasis on energy, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and personal information protection.

Bing Maisog is the Chief Representative of the firm’s office in Beijing. He is a member of the firm's Corporate practice team, and has also worked as a member of the Energy and Infrastructure team. Prior to the establishment of the Beijing office, he was resident in both Bangkok and Hong Kong, and worked on significant project finance and project acquisition transactions in many countries across Asia. In the past, he has also worked as a corporate finance lawyer, with experience in initial public offerings, private placements, and financial institution merger and acquisition transactions.

Since arriving in China in 2005, Bing has expanded his focus to include personal information protection matters in the Chinese and regional contexts, foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions. His broad range of international transactional experience and his U.S. lawyer’s perspective, coupled with his knowledge of China and the Chinese language, make him a China transactional advisor of exceptional background.

Relevant Experience

  • Represented a Chinese affiliate of a major Asian-based conglomerate in its negotiation, drafting and execution of a turnkey Design, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning Contract for a 10 MW waste flue gas-fired captive cogeneration facility in Shandong Province, China.
  • Represented a U.S.-based Internet platform developer in a complex local management buyout of the assets of its Chinese operating subsidiary.
  • Represented a China-based alternative energy development company in its acquisition of a Canada-based developer of alternative energy sources.
    Represented a multinational energy concern in a major energy acquisition transaction in China.
  • Represented a multinational energy concern in a complex international arbitration in China.
  • Advised a multinational payment processor in relation to data protection requirements in Hong Kong and China.
  • Represented a U.S.-based manufacturer in connection with its regional business arrangements in Asia, including assisting in the preparation of distribution agreements for markets in the region, and manufacturing outsourcing agreements.
  • Represented a major multinational energy concern in its successful acquisition of a holding company owning interests in two coal mining joint ventures in Shanxi Province having a total production capacity of 10 million tons per year.
  • Represented a major multinational energy concern in its successful acquisition of a significant portfolio of cooperative joint ventures and wholly foreign- owned enterprises which operate combined power and steam assets in Northeast China.
  • Represented a major U.S.-based chemicals manufacturer in the negotiation of a complex series of agreements for the establishment of a chemical joint venture in Shanghai.
  • Advised a major multinational retailer on regional personal information security law requirements in Asia, including in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1993
  • AM, Regional Studies - East Asia, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Grant, 1992
  • AB, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, magna cum laude, 1989
  • Inter-University Program (Stanford Center), Taipei, Taiwan, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Awards & Recognition

  • Best for Cross-Border Transactions – China & Energy Law Advisor of the Year – China, Acquisition International, AI Offshore Excellence Awards 2016
    Data Protection Law Firm of the Year in China, Global Law Experts, 2015
  • Data Protection Law Firm of the Year, China, Corporate INTL, 2012, 2013
  • Data Protection Law Firm of the Year, China, Global Law Experts, 2013