立足中国、面向世界,做一个善良的法律人——访北京市康达律师事务所高级合伙人、法学博士杨荣宽律师

立足中国、面向世界,做一个善良的法律人——访北京市康达律师事务所高级合伙人、法学博士杨荣宽律师(关注65311)

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所在地区: 北京市

所在机构:北京市康达律师事务所

立足中国、面向世界,做一个善良的法律人

——访北京市康达律师事务所高级合伙人、法学博士杨荣宽律师

 

编者按

进入21世纪以来,随着科学技术水平的不断进步和产业升级,经济全球化已成为世界经济发展的重要趋势。可以说,任何一个国家、一个企业要想发展壮大,就必须站在全球的高度,用世界的眼光来看世界、定战略,主动顺应经济全球化的潮流,唯如此才能适应新时代发展的需要,成为经济全球化大潮的“弄潮儿”,成为未来时代的引领者。当前,“市场经济即法治经济”已是业界共识,律师在社会经济健康有序发展中所起的作用也越来越大,这一群体已成为推动经济社会向前发展、维护社会稳定的不可或缺的重要组成部分。而随着我国“走出去”战略、“一带一路”建设的逐步深入推进,中国律师的身影不断出现在国际的舞台上,中国律师的声音在各种国际会议中亦越来越响亮……

2018年4月,由中国商网法治频道、中国商报法治周刊评选的“2017年度中国商事解决十大律师”揭晓,本文主人公——北京市康达律师事务所高级合伙人杨荣宽律师荣列其中。藉此,我们再次采访了这位专啃“硬骨头”案件的法学博士。

 

中国律师要坚守法治精神,依法维护外国企业在华合法权益

改革开放40年来,随着我国与世界各国合作、交流的日益扩大,大批外国企业进入我国开展经营活动,它们为我们带来了新技术、新理念、新经验,成为社会经济发展中不可忽视的一支重要力量。俗话说,公正是法治的生命线,没有公正也就没有法治。杨荣宽律师强调:“作为一个法律人、一名中国律师,要依法维护外国企业在华合法权益,要大力弘扬法治精神,彰显我国依法治国的决心和信心。”

据笔者调研,在杨荣宽律师的执业生涯中,就有诸多依法维护在华外国企业合法权益的经典之作,当事人合法权益得到了维护,一个大国的法治精神更得到了弘扬和彰显。

2000年,意大利EMC公司遭遇山西某市环保局行政处罚,处罚金额高达3000万元人民币,杨荣宽律师应EMC公司委托,在行政诉讼一审、二审中坚持原则、据理力争,最终法院撤销该行政处罚决定,外方当事人合法权益最终得到维护,其对中国的司法环境更有了信心。

毕马威(KPMG)是一家网络遍布全球的专门提供审计、税务和咨询专业服务的机构,而作为其中国公司多年的首席法律顾问,多年来,康达律师事务所杨荣宽律师团队无论在非诉讼法律服务领域,还是在客户遇有诉讼案件发生时皆得到外方当事人的高度认可和信赖。

2017年12月20日,由杨荣宽律师团队代理的毕马威国际(KPMG INTERNATIONAL )、毕马威中国的相关成员所及国家行政管理总局商标评审委员会商标异议、复审、诉讼等重大商标争议案,历时9年,最终委托人(毕马威国际)诉求获得全部支持,商评委复审决定被撤销。

杨荣宽律师非常自豪地道:“毕马威是经KPMG国际在财会、审计领域广泛使用的字号,具有较高知名度,且毕马威商号己经与KPMG国际建立了稳定的指向关系,具有在先商号权。被异议商标的注册侵害了KPMG国际在先商号权益,具有实事和法律依据。 所以,最终毕马威在本次诉讼中获得支持,也是我国司法公正的应有之义。”在毕马威与锦州港虚假陈述、达能娃哈哈“世纪大战”中皆有杨荣宽律师团队的辛勤深耕。

鉴于康达律师事务所杨荣宽律师团队在维护外资企业合法权益方面突出的业绩,德勤华永会计师事务所、法国国家人寿保险公司、吉野家、泰国红牛、法国卡思黛乐兄弟简化股份有限公司、阿斯利康投资(中国)有限公司等外资企业皆先后聘请杨荣宽律师团队担任其法律顾问,提供诉讼、非诉讼法律服务。

在此,我们还需要重点一提的是,在卡思黛乐兄弟简化股份公司(CASTEL FRERES SAS)与李道之、上海班提酒业有限公司的“卡斯特之战”中,赔偿金额由3373万元到50万元的大逆转,杨荣宽律师带领团队付出了多少心血,旁人是不能完全感同身受的。

据当时媒体报道,2016年1月,经最高人民法院判决,法国Castel(法国卡思黛乐兄弟简化股份有限公司)最终赔偿李道之、上海班提酒业有限公司50万元人民币,本次判决为终审判决。最高人民法院的终审判决终于为这起历时十年的“卡斯特之战”画上了圆满的句号。

媒体这样评价道:该案为葡萄酒行业迄今为止最大商标侵权案,法国卡思黛乐兄弟简化股份有限公司(即原卡斯特兄弟简化股份有限公司,CASTEL FRERES SAS)最终赔偿李道之、上海班提酒业有限公司50万元人民币。这一结果不得不说是一个“大逆转”!因为之前在温州中院、浙江高院的两次判决结果都是判定法国卡思黛乐兄弟简化股份有限公司赔偿李道之、上海班提酒业有限公司3373万元人民币。而本次最高人民法院的最终判决结果仅50万元的赔偿,与之前的判决金额相差甚远。从3373万元到现在的50万元的赔偿结果,法国卡思黛乐兄弟简化股份有限公司虽负犹胜,甚至从某种程度上来说可以算是取得了一场“大胜利”。而这一案件对整个知识产权界也是一个年度大事件,影响相当深远。而在这起备受关注的“卡斯特之战”中,代理该案在最高人民法院提起再审的主办律师杨荣宽更是功不可没。我们进一步了解到,当事人(法国卡思黛乐兄弟简化股份有限公司)在温州中院作出一审判决、浙江高院维持原判的情况下,其并未抱很大信心,当事人也认为这个案件几无翻案可能,但他的不自信反而激励了杨荣宽律师。“一定要啃啃这块硬骨头”,杨荣宽律师暗下决心。后经认真审查进出口单据、主体文件,终于发现案件突破口。当最高人民法院法官宣读终审判决,赔偿金额为50万元人民币,法国卡斯特代表听到这个数字时,其喜悦之情可谓是溢于言表。

 

无讼与和解才是法律人追求的理想境界

江苏某市引进了国际知名饮品品牌,外方投资数亿元,决定在消费大国大干一场,但中方股东依托地方势力,将外方资金脱壳至其控制的第三方公司,而双方的合资公司却走向了破产的边缘。外方起诉至法院,因标的额巨大,案件重大、证据复杂,地方保护盘根错节等因素,外方一审败诉,二审再败诉,维权之路步履维艰。

杨荣宽律师团队接受外方委托后,通过缜密分析杨荣宽律师道:“这个案件不用再诉讼了,”外方一听,惊愕之余不知如何是好。杨荣宽律师继续道:“这个案件我来负责与对方谈判。”然而,对方根本不把律师放在眼里,进过几轮交涉,双方才终于坐在了谈判桌上。谈判期间,杨荣宽律师就案件的经过以及对方涉嫌抽逃资金可能面临的法律风险、利弊关系合盘托出,律师的真诚和大度令对方非常钦佩。外方本计划能拿回投资本金的一半就已经很满足,而最终经过杨荣宽律师力争,为外方拿回投资的全部。杨荣宽律师将诉讼案件非诉化,终使双方冰释前嫌,握手言和,外方利益得以维护。

再如某知名房地产企业因股东新老交替出现僵局,杨荣宽律师以引进战略投资者、管理层收购、股权内部转让、股权奖励四大法宝为筹码,给予了当事人信心,推进了公司改革,加速了问题的解决。在台湾实联、吉野家等重大争议解决中,不畏艰难,克服困难,历获佳绩。“每一涉外案件,均貝独特性,复杂性,每一次爭议解決,均是成长。”

杨荣宽律师的办法很多很独特,却往往产生奇效,很多也很简单,却往往常人想不到。他的方法多样,灵活,如同太极,变幻莫测,却也万变不离其宗。“办法总比困难多”是杨荣宽律师的口头禅,话虽简单,却充满自信和力量,让每一位当事人安心,也让每一位团队成员安心。

“法律不仅仅是工具,而应该成为我们内心的信仰。其实诉讼是很残酷的,我们最大的希望不是胜诉,而是没有诉讼才是我们法律人所追求的目标和理想!”杨荣宽律师感叹道。

 

为中国企业“走出去”保驾护航,是中国律师义不容辞的责任

中国企业“走出去”战略始于2001年《国民经济与社会发展第十个五年计划纲要》的颁布。多年来,为了更好地实施“走出去”战略,上至中央领导下至地方政府皆献智献策共谋发展之道,取得了显著的成就,也付出了沉重的代价,但要发展就不能停滞不前,就要不断融入全球市场经济体系。2013年,国家提出“一带一路”的倡议,为中国企业参与国际合作与竞争,为中国经济融入全球市场注入了新的活力。

2017年11月8日至10日,“2017年亚太经合组织(APEC)工商领导人峰会”在越南岘港隆重召开。中国、美国、澳大利亚、智利、马来西亚、新西兰、巴布亚新几内亚、秘鲁、菲律宾等APEC各成员经济体领导人及2000余跨境企业和越南800家企业代表出席会议。(注:APEC是亚太区域国家与地区加强多边经济联系、交流与合作的重要组织,成立于1989年,同时也是亚洲—太平洋地区级别最高、影响最大的区域性经济组织。)

越南国家主席陈大光在此次峰会开幕式上致辞,他表示:亚太地区工商界在新技术、能源、商务合作、新一代贸易与投资方式等方面都扮演着先锋者的角色。

秘鲁总统Pedro Pablo Kuczynski,香港特首林郑月娥(Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor),墨西哥总统培尼亚、新西兰总理Jacinda,澳大利亚总理Malcolm ,巴布亚新几内亚总理Peter,马来西亚总理纳吉布,分别参加商务领袖峰会对话。

美国总统特朗普发表了《建立在公正与对等基础上健康的贸易关系》主题演讲。

我国国家主席习近平发表题为《抓住世界经济转型机遇,谋求亚太更大发展》的主旨演讲,他强调:“世界正处在快速变化的历史进程之中,世界经济正在发生更深层次的变化。我们必须顺应大势,勇于担当,共同开辟亚太发展繁荣的光明未来。深入推进‘一带一路’建设,实行高水平的贸易和投资自由化便利化政策,推动构建面向全球的自由贸易区网络。这是以人民为中心、迈向美好生活的新征程。亚太的和平、稳定、繁荣属于全体亚太人民,亚太的未来要靠亚太人民携手创造。互信、包容、合作、共赢的伙伴关系,是亚太大家庭的精神纽带,是确保亚太合作处在正确轨道上的重要保障。让我们脚踏实地的推进合作,扎扎实实采取行动,共同建设亚太更加美好的明天!”

作为与会嘉宾,康达律师事务所高级合伙人杨荣宽律师应邀出席了该高峰会议,并与相关方面建立了高层次、高广度、高范围的联系和沟通。据了解,杨荣宽律师团队已持续多年为诸多APEC跨境企业提供高效法律服务,其专业、严谨、信赖的法律服务深受业界赞誉。

2018年5月,杨荣宽律师随同李克强总理出访印尼,并受邀参加“中国—印尼工商峰会”,其他受邀参加的高级别国际会议及高峰会包括但不限于2017中国—萨尔瓦多贸易和投资论坛、第八届国际资本峰会及国际商事争端解决论坛、中葡企业商机论坛、第八届“一带一路”生态农业与食品安全论坛、第20届中国北京国际科技产业博览会主题报告会、第六届世界工商领袖(昆山)大会、中越经贸合作论坛、中蒙两国商务理事会成立大会、中菲经贸合作论坛等。

此外,杨荣宽律师还笔耕不缀,先后发表了《印尼跨境投资土地规制若干问题》、《国际商事仲裁透明度走向及保密性弱化——分析及应对》、《国际商事仲裁中第三方资助之法经济分析》、《国际商事仲裁保密性法律考量》《环境产品协定的价值考虑与跨境投资》、《保证责任之免除在疑难商事诉讼中的异化》、《对赌协议商事争议评述及司法实践研究》、《民法总则诉讼时效修订对商事诉讼影响分析》、《商事外观主义原则在疑难商事诉讼中的辩证与适用——股权的显名和隐名之司法实践》、《新加坡国际仲裁中心仲裁规则之考虑与借鉴》等多篇专业文章,在商事领域“拓展了崭新的影响力”、在国际商事争议解决中“颇具工匠精神的思维呈现”。

杨荣宽律师说:“为中国企业‘走出去’保驾护航,是中国律师义不容辞的责任,是新时代中国律师使命与担当”。

 

后记

英国法学家麦克莱说:“善良的心就是最好的法律”,善良的心可以打动人、感化人、温暖人、教育人,诚然,因为善良的法律人总会用心传递法律与司法的温度。杨荣宽律师的善良可以说是无处不在,他的团队成员说:“无论是待人接物,还是接陌生电话,乃至接到广告推销的电话,杨律师也始终面带微笑,从不呵斥他人。代理各类诉讼案件时,杨律师首先主张的是息诉止争,对于没有必要提起诉讼的案件,他会坦诚告知当事人该案不宜提起诉讼,因为那样得不偿失,既浪费金钱,又浪费时间,还会浪费司法资源。当然,他还会提出更佳的解决方案,尽最大努力在最短的时间内解决问题,因为没有提起诉讼,杨律师失去了一大笔律师费,但他却赢得了众多当事人的尊重和信赖”。6月份,夏日开始,在繁忙工作的间隙,杨荣宽律师还将负责康达律师事务所香港办公室的筹建工作,“任重道远,上下求索”。

是啊!善良的心就是最好的法律,作为新时代的中国律师,无论是立足中国,还是面向世界,善良的心就是那张最有效的通行证。

 

Based in China and oriented to the world-being a kind lawyer

An interview with Lawyer Yang Rongkuan, Senior Partner of Beijing Kangda Law Firm, Doctor of Laws

 

Editor’s note

Since the beginning of the 21st century, with the progress of science and technology, and the upgrading of industries, economic globalization has become a major trend of global economic development. It can be said that for any country or enterprise to develop in the new era, and become a future leader of economic development, it must see the world and formulate its strategy, and adapt to the trend of economic globalization with a global vision. Currently, “the market economy is the rule of law economy” is already a common understanding of the industry, and lawyers are playing an increasingly crucial role in healthy and orderly economic and social development. This group is essential to economic and social progress, and social stability. With the further implementation of China’s “going global” strategy, and “Belt and Road” initiative, Chinese lawyers are appearing on the global stage more frequently, and their voice at international conferences is increasingly loud……

In August 2018, the “2017 Top 10 Chinese Lawyers in Business Dispute Settlement” selected by www.zgswcn.com/legal and China Business Herald News Weekly were revealed, and the leading character of this article – Lawyer Yang Rongkuan, Senior Partner of Beijing Kangda Law Firm – was one of them. We have interviewed this doctor of laws who specializes in tackling tough cases again.

 

Chinese lawyers should stick to the rule of law spirit, and protect lawful rights and interests of foreign enterprises in China according to law.

In the past 40 years of reform and opening, as China expands cooperation and exchanges with foreign countries, a large number of foreign enterprises have entered China for business operations, bringing new technologies, concepts and experience, and becoming a non-negligible force in economic and social development. As the saying goes, justness is the lifeline of the rule of law. Lawyer Yang stresses, “As a Chinese lawyer, I should protect lawful rights and interests of foreign enterprises in China according to law, and carry forward the rule of law spirit to show China’s resolution and confidence of ruling by law.”

According to the author’s investigation, there have been many classical cases of protecting lawful rights and interests of foreign enterprises in China according to law in Lawyer Yang’s career, in which lawful rights and interests of clients were protected, and the rule of law spirit of a great power was carried forward.

In 2000, EMC Corporation in Italy was imposed an administrative penalty of RMB30 million by the environmental protection bureau of a city in Shanxi Province. Lawyer Yang was appointed by EMC Corporation to argue strongly on just grounds in the first and second trials of the administrative proceedings. The court finally revoked the administrative penalty decision, and the client became more confident in China’s judicial environment as its lawful rights and interests were finally protected.

KPMG is an agency specializing in auditing, taxation and consulting services with a global network. As the legal advisor to its Chinese branch, Lawyer Yang’s team from Beijing Kangda Law Firm has been highly recognized and trusted by the foreign client over these years whether in non-litigious or litigious legal services.

On December 20, 2017, in the major dispute over trademark opposition, review and litigation of the relevant members of KPMG International and KPMG China versus the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, State Administration for Industry and Commerce handled by Lawyer Yang’s team that had lasted nine years, all claims of the client (KPMG) were finally supported, and the review decision of the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board was revoked.

Lawyer Yang said proudly: “KPMG is the famous name used extensively by KPMG International in the finance and accounting area, and the KPMG trademark has a stable targeted connection with KPMG International and has a prior trademark right. The registration of the opposed trademark infringes on the prior trademark right of KPMG International with a factual and legal basis. Therefore, the support for KPMG in this lawsuit reflects China’s judicial justice.” Lawyer Yang’s team worked hard in the KPMG case, the misrepresentation case of Jinzhou Port, and the Danon vs. Wahaha acquisition conflict.

In view of the outstanding performance of Lawyer Yang’s team in protecting lawful rights and interests of foreign enterprises, foreign enterprises like Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP, CNP Assurances, Yoshinoya, RedBull Thailand, Castel Freres SAS in France, and AstraZeneca Investment (China) Co., Ltd. appoint Lawyer Yang’s team as their legal adviser to offer litigious and non-litigious legal services.

It is noteworthy that in the “Castel War” of Castel Freres SAS versus Li Daozhi and Panati Wine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., the amount of compensation dropped dramatically from RMB33.73 million to RMB500,000. Others cannot feel personally how much effort Lawyer Yang and his team paid.

According to a media report, the Supreme People’s Court judged in January 2016 that Castel (France) should finally pay RMB500,000 in compensation to Li Daozhi and Panati Wine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. This final judgment put a perfect end to the decade-long “Castel War”.

The press commented like this, “In this ever-largest trademark infringement case in the wine industry, Castel Freres SAS finally paid RMB500,000 in compensation to Li Daozhi and Panati Wine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. This result is absolutely surprising!” The two prior judgments made by the Wenzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court and the Zhejiang Provincial Higher People’s Court were that Castel Freres SAS should pay RMB33.73 million in compensation to Li Daozhi and Panati Wine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., while the final judgment of RMB500,000 only entered by the Supreme People’s Court differed significantly. Castel Freres SAS seemingly lost but actually won, and this in a sense could be considered as a great victory. This case was an annual event with far-reaching influence for the whole intellectual property community. In this remarkable “Castel War”, Lawyer Yang who brought this case to the Supreme People’s Court for retrial made an indelible contribution. We further learned that the client (Castel Freres SAS) had little confidence in this case when the first-instance judgment made by the Wenzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court was affirmed by the Zhejiang Provincial Higher People’s Court, and thought that it was almost impossible to reverse the verdict. Instead, its lack of confidence motivated Lawyer Yang to solve this hard nut. He finally found a breakthrough point in this case after checking the import and export documents carefully. When the Supreme People’s Court announced the final judgment with an amount of compensation of RMB500,000, Castel’s representative showed great joy when hearing that.

 

Non-litigation and reconciliation is the ideal state pursued by lawyers.

A world-famous drink brand was introduced into a city in Jiangsu Province. The foreign side invested hundreds of millions of RMB to do something great in this consuming country, while the Chinese shareholder transferred the foreign capital to a third party company controlled by it, and their joint venture was on the verge of bankruptcy. The foreign side brought a suit, but lost in the first and second trials because the subject amount was tremendous, the evidence was complex, and the Chinese side had strong local forces.

After Lawyer Yang’s team was appointed by the foreign side, Lawyer Yang said after a rigorous analysis, “Litigation is no longer necessary for this case.” The foreign side was shocked at this. Lawyer Yang went on, “I will negotiate on your behalf.” However, the other side was unwilling to negotiate with him until several rounds of bargaining. During the negotiations, Lawyer Yang stated the course of the case, and the potential legal risks, pros and cons of the other side’s suspected capital withdrawal. His sincerity and generosity impressed the other side. The foreign side planned to settle for taking back half of the investment, but it finally took back the full investment through Lawyer Yang’s struggle. Lawyer Yang made this case non-litigious to reach a compromise between both sides, and the foreign side’s interests were protected.

For another example, a well-known real estate enterprise went into a deadlock in shareholder replacement, Lawyer Yang made the client confident, drove corporate reform and accelerated problem solving with the four measures of strategic investor introduction, acquisition by the management, internal equity transfer and equity reward. Lawyer Yang overcame difficulties and got good results in settling major disputes of Taiwan Shihlien, Yoshinoya, etc. “Every foreign-related case is unique and complex, and the settlement of each dispute is growth for me.”

Lawyer Yang has many unexpected, unique, flexible yet simple ways that often proved surprisingly effective. He always acts changefully but on the same principle. His catch phrase is “There are always more solutions than difficulties.” This simple sentence shows his strong confidence and power, and reassures every client and team member.

“The law is not only a tool, but also our inner faith. In fact, litigation is very cruel. As lawyers, our greatest hope and ultimate goal is not winning lawsuits but eliminating litigation,” exclaimed Lawyer Yang.

 

Protecting outgoing Chinese enterprises is an imperative obligation of Chinese lawyers.

The “going global” strategy of Chinese enterprises began with the promulgation of the Outline of the Tenth Five-year National Economic and Social Development Plan in 2001. Over these years, the central leadership and local governments have been seeking paths of development in order to implement this strategy more effectively. In this process, remarkable achievements have been made at heavy costs. However, we must be integrated into the global market economy system to go further. In 2013, the state proposed the “Belt and Road” initiative, inspiring Chinese enterprises to participate in international cooperation and competition, and the Chinese economy to be integrated into the global market.

During November 8-10, 2017, the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting was held in Danang, Vietnam. Economic leaders from APEC member economies, including China, the U.S., Australia, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru and the Philippines, and delegates of over 2,000 transnational corporations and 800 Vietnamese enterprises were present. (Note: Founded in 1989, the APEC is a an important organization through which Asian-Pacific countries and regions seek to strengthen multilateral economic connections, exchanges and cooperation, and also the highest-level and most influential regional economic organization in the Asia-Pacific region.)

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of this summit, saying that the Asian-Pacific business community played a pioneering role in new technologies, energy, business cooperation, and new-generation trade and investment modes.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Mexican President Pena, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda, Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib attended the business leaders’ summit dialogue.

U.S. President Trump gave the keynote speech “Healthy Trade Relations Based on Fairness and Equity”.

Chinese President Xi Jinping made the keynote speech “Seizing the Opportunity of a Global Economy in Transition and Accelerating Development of the Asia-Pacific”, stressing that, “We live in a fast changing world, and the global economy is undergoing more profound changes. We must advance with the trend of times, live up to our responsibility and work together to deliver a bright future of development and prosperity for the Asia-Pacific. We will promote the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, adopt policies to promote high-standard liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment, and establish a global network of free trade areas. This is a new journey toward a better life for the people. All of our people in the Asia-Pacific deserve peace, stability and prosperity; and all of us in the region should jointly deliver a bright future for the Asia-Pacific. Partnerships based on mutual trust, inclusiveness, cooperation and mutual benefit: This is what keeps our big Asia-Pacific family together and ensures the success of Asia-Pacific cooperation. Let us take solid steps to promote cooperation and usher in an even brighter future for the Asia-Pacific!”

Lawyer Yang was invited to attend the summit as a guest, and established high-level and extensive connections with the parties concerned. It is learned that Lawyer Yang’s team has provided efficient, professional, rigorous and trustworthy legal services to numerous APEC transnational corporations for many years, and won extensive praises in the industry.

In May 2018, Lawyer Yang visited Indonesia, and was invited to attend the China-Indonesia Business Summit. Other high-level international conferences and summits that he was invited to attend include without limitation the 2017 China-Salvador Trade and Investment Forum, 8th International Capital Conference and International Business Dispute Resolution Forum, China-Portugal Business Opportunity Forum for Enterprises, 8th “Belt and Road” Eco-Agriculture and Food Safety Forum, Keynote Session of the 20th China Beijing International High-tech Expo, 6th World Business Leaders (Kunshan) Conference, China-Vietnam Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum, inaugural meeting of the China-Mongolia Business Council, and China-Philippines Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum.

In addition, Lawyer Yang has kept writing, and published a number of professional articles, such as Some Land Regulation Issues in Cross-Border Investment in Indonesia, Transparency Trend and Confidentiality Weakening in International Commercial Arbitration—Analysis and Response, Economic Analysis of Third Party Funding in International Commercial Arbitration, Legal Considerations of Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration, Value Consideration and Cross-border Investment of Environmental Product Protocols, Dissimilation of the Exemption of the Guarantee Liability in Difficult Commercial Litigation, Review of Commercial Disputes in and Study on the Judicial Practice of Valuation Adjustment Mechanisms, Analysis of the Impact of the Amendment of Limitation of Action on Commercial Litigation in the General Principles of the Civil Law, Dialectics and Application of Exterior Right Theory in Difficult Commercial Litigation—Judicial Practice of Equity Dominance and Recessiveness, Consideration and Reference of the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, generating new influence in the commercial field, and presenting thoughts ingeniously in the settlement of international commercial disputes.

Lawyer Yang said: “Protecting outgoing Chinese enterprises is an imperative obligation of Chinese lawyers.”

 

Postscript

British jurist McLean said: “The good heart is the best law.” A good heart can touch, warm and educate others, because a good lawyer would always deliver the warmth of laws and justice with his/her heart. Lawyer Yang’s goodness is everywhere. His team members said, “When dealing with people or matters, or even answering strange calls, Lawyer Yang always smiles, and never reproaches others. When handling lawsuits, Lawyer Yang wants to settle disputes first. For any cause that is not necessarily brought to court, he would tell the client frankly that a lawsuit not only consumes money and time, but also wastes judicial resources. Of course, he would offer a better solution to solve the problem as soon as possible at his best. When no suit is brought, Lawyer Yang loses a considerable attorney fee, but wins the respect and trust of the client” In this June, Lawyer Yang will also be responsible for the establishment of the Hong Kong office of Beijing Kangda Law Firm. He never stops working.

Right! The good heart is the best law. For Chinese lawyers of the new era, the good heart is the most effective pass whether in China or the world.

 

赵伟主编采访康达律师事务所高级合伙人杨荣宽律师