Julia Coym leads Control Risks’ political and regulatory risk consulting team for Greater China and North Asia and is based in Shanghai. With 15 years’ experience in advising organisations on risk and corporate strategy, Julia specialises in responding to rising geopolitical risks, the politicisation of technology and data, industrial policy, and anti-competition, cyber security and other regulatory enforcement.
Before joining Control Risks, Julia worked as a Principal Political Risk Analyst for Maplecroft, a UK-based global risk and investment advisory firm, where she wrote and oversaw risk assessments on China and other Asian countries and focused on the manufacturing, extractive, transport, financial, retail and other sectors. She was also previously a contributor of political and economic analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Julia speaks Chinese, is a native German speaker, is fluent in French and has previous experience in Frankfurt, Washington, Paris, Beijing, London and Berlin.
Chiang is a seasoned intellectual property, data and cybersecurity lawyer. Her practice has focused on China data privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property and life sciences law since 1994. She has been in the forefront of the law, leading successful litigation involving patents, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, 3-D marks and well-known marks, as well as successfully pursuing criminal enforcement of IP infringement in China.
Chiang works closely with industry organizations lobbying for legal reforms, including those concerning patent linkage and data exclusivity, and has been appointed an arbitrator by CIETAC, HKIAC, ADNDRC, and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Chiang is author of China Executive Report: Intellectual Property, the China IP chapters of LexisNexis's Intellectual Property Rights, the "Anticounterfeiting and Enforcement" chapter in China's Participation in the WTO, and the China chapters in PLC Cross-border Life Sciences (2007-2012 editions), Trade Secrets Throughout the World Treatise, Patents Throughout the World, and Designs and Utility Models Throughout the World. She is also author of many articles on China IP and pharmaceutical law and practice.
Alex Roberts has been working in Shanghai with British-headquartered law firm, Linklaters LLP, since 2012 and previously studied and worked in Beijing (first in 2005). Alex has been involved with the Chamber almost since arriving in Shanghai and am proud to have seen its development over this time with a dedicated group of staff and members. Alex is passionate about continuing to drive British and international business opportunities in China through his legal expertise and network, helping to organise framework for knowledge-sharing events and improving the dialogue between the UK and China for the good of all stakeholders.
Yitian Xu is working as Lead Solution Architect in Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International. He has about 15 years’experience in digital transformation consulation, Cloud Computing, IT Enterprise Architecture, and DevOps area. Also Yitian has rich experience in Retail, Manfacturing, and Finance vertical industry. Currently he is focusing for helping large MNCs landing projects in China & APAC region.