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Investigations & Enforcement in Asia-Pacific

December 3 - 5, 2023 Bugis Junction, Singapore
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The Forum‘s Steering Committee welcomes a personally selected group of 44 preeminent private practice lawyers, in-house counsel, and a select few forensic investigators, who deal with investigations and enforcement matters in the APAC region.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group identifies trends and developments in enforcement and investigations throughout APAC for meaningful dialogue on the most interesting and provocative issues of the day.

2023 Steering Committee

This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Members

  • Michelle Ya-Ling Gon Han Kun Law Offices Shanghai, China

    Michelle Gon

    Han Kun Law Offices


    Contact Information

    +86 21 6080 0559

    +86 138 1889 9299

    [email protected]



    Professional Experience

    • Michelle Gon is a senior attorney with more than three decades of experience in the Greater China markets. She helps multinational clients deal with knotty and challenging legal issues, having developed a highly-regarded practice focused on cross-border compliance and regulatory matters.
    • Michelle focuses her practice on representing clients in complicated and challenging compliance and regulatory matters, including anti-corruption, unfair competition, anti-monopoly, anti-fraud, export control and trade sanction areas. Well respected for her ability to provide clients with her personal devotion and offering practical advice on solving complex legal issues.
    • Most of Michelle’s clients are leading MNCs doing business in China, or large, China-based MNCs doing business globally, across a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, life sciences, healthcare, agriculture, food-related products, wine and spirits, hospitality, cruise lines, manufacturing, IT and high tech. Before joining Han Kun, Michelle held senior roles at other leading international law firms. She also formerly served as the Chief Legal Officer/Vice President of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”), and an International Attorney for McDonald’s Corporation, headquartered in Illinois.



    • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1985;
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MCL, 1982;
    • National Taiwan University, LL.B., 1976.


    Honors and Awards

    • Ranked as a leading lawyer for Corporate Investigation/Anti-Bribery in Greater China Region by Chambers in 2022-2023
    • Ranked as a recommended lawyer for Data Protection in China by Legal 500 in 2022
    • Ranked as a leading lawyer for Regulatory in China by Asialaw Profiles in 2021
    • Featured in the Spotlight Table of “Corporate Investigation/Anti-Corruption” Foreign Legal Consultants by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2018, 2019 and 2020
    • Inducted to the Society of Benchers in 2019 by her alma mater, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Ranked as a leading lawyer for “Corporate Investigation/Anti-bribery” in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
    • Ranked as a leading lawyer in the life sciences industry in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2012 to 2015
    • Named as one of the Top 30 Attorneys in China and one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the Asia-Pacific region, by Asian Legal Business in 2004
    • Member of the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association


    Social Responsibilities

    • Lecturer at the renowned Tsinghua University for its international EMBA programs of “Doing Business in China” and “Business and Commercial Laws” for several years.


    Practice Areas

    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • General corporate
    • Antitrust/competition
    • Corporate compliance
    • Life sciences and healthcare
    • Real estate and infrastructure



    • Member of the Illinois State Bar


    Working Languages

    • Chinese
    • English


  • Edward Y. Kim Krieger Kim & Lewin LLP New York, United States
  • Michael Lamson Linklaters Hong Kong, China
  • K. Lesli Ligorner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Beijing & Shanghai, China
  • Dennis Miralis Nyman Gibson Miralis Sydney, Australia
  • Alex Parker Assistant General Counsel, Head of APAC Investigations and Dispute Resolution GSK Singapore
  • Gagan Puri Alvarez & Marsal New Delhi, India
  • Robert Wyld Johnson Winter Slattery Sydney, Australia

Forum Directors

  • Shóna Fox Senior Forum Director Cambridge Forums Vancouver, Canada [email protected] M: +1 437 223 4354

    Shona graduated from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She has a background in medical, insurance and financial administration. In her spare time, Shona loves to travel and enjoys planning trips all around the world.

  • Kristina K. Govan Senior Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, Canada [email protected] M: +1 416 818 3724

    Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.

CONNECT. ENGAGE. EXCEL. This is a different event, unlike any you've attended

Built on meaningful interactions and genuine connections, the Forum is the premiere gathering for preeminent leaders who deal with enforcement matters in Asia-Pacific.


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