When to Speak Up?

Maggie Jia

Maggie Jia is a partner and heads the firm’s Employment & Compliance practice. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai (China) and a master’s degree in Economic Law from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, in Germany. She passed the China Bar examination in 2012. Prior to joining DaWo Law Firm, she worked in Shanghai and gained experience at a well-known Chinese law firm and at De Wolf Law Firm Shanghai.

On April 1st, our partner Maggie Jia spoke alongside Dr. Tim Klatte from Grant Thornton about why and how a whistleblower, perhaps counterintuitively, might benefit a company. This was a follow up of our RRR breakfast meeting of February 26 regarding the same subject. The presentations illustrated how to build an effective whistleblower system through case studies.

Following Tim’s presentation, a panel consisting of four professionals from different fields discussed the topic in further detail.

Maggie Jia, DaWo’s partner and head of Compliance and Employment discussed her take on pushing a local employee’s buttons in order to encourage them to speak up, from a cultural perspective. Drawing fom her previous experience in dealing with compliance matters, she suggested that her concept of an excellent whistleblower can be broken down into three words: proactive, procedure, and protection.

Further to our successful RRR breakfast meeting dated Nov 27th of last year, our partner Xing HU and Jonathan CHAPON Abacare will again speak at our offices about personal liability of foreign executives in China on April 23rd. This subject is surely a hot topic so this is your opportunity to learn more, if you missed out last time. 

Use the QR code on the flyer to register. 

If you have any questions about the above topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.