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Hongquan (Samuel) Yang leads AnJie Law Firm’s technology, data protection and cybersecurity practice. He has worked as in-house counsel and external lawyer in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sectors for nearly 20 years and is regarded as a true expert in these areas in China. He advises clients on a wide range of regulatory, commercial and corporate matters, especially in the areas of telecommunications, cybersecurity, data protection, the internet, social networking, online games, hardware and software, technology procurement, transfer, outsourcing, distribution and licensing, and other technology-related matters. He also advises clients on compliance and competition matters.
Samuel has been recognised as a Global Leader: Data (Who’s Who Legal 2021), a Leading Individual: TMT (The Legal 500 2020, 2021), a Leading Individual: Data (The Legal 500 2021), a Band 1 Cyber Security and Data Protection Lawyer (LEGALBAND 2019, 2020), a Recommended TMT Lawyer (Chambers and Partners 2021) and one of the Top 15 Cyber Security and Data Protection Lawyers in China (LEGALBAND 2020). The Legal 500 commented that Samuel ‘is probably one of the leading authorities on data protection’ and ‘is a respected expert in telecoms regulations’. Chambers and Partners commented that Samuel ‘is a very effective lawyer’ and he ‘responds rapidly and is very client-oriented’.
Samuel mainly serves Fortune 500 companies, large state-owned enterprises and leading Chinese internet companies. Samuel is a regular contributor to many legal journals and his publications regarding Chinese data protection and cybersecurity laws are well-received and widely reproduced.
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