AmCham Shanghai's Legal Committee and Financial Services Committee (FSC) will host a joint in-person event on technology and the financial system.

Recent events surrounding Signature Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic Bank have triggered existential questions on the future of the technology startup ecosystem and the broader stability of the US financial system, including:

· Do bailouts on customer deposits foster moral hazard?

· What are the legal implications for creditors, investors, depositors, the community, and other stakeholders in a bank liquidation?

· Are Bitcoin and crypto-currencies now validated as serious alternatives to fiat currencies?

· Where will future start-ups find financing?

· Will financial contagion in the US spread to China?

The event will explore these questions and more. No matter your experience level, you're guaranteed to come out better informed about the above topics.

The event will start with a primer by Han Lin (NYU Shanghai, The Asia Group) on the basics of banking. We will then be joined by a deeply experienced panel of technology, academic and legal experts — Ms. Nan Li (Antai College), Ms. Yin Ge (Han Kun Law Offices) and Mr. Oak Ma, Managing Director, China Chief of Staff at CBC Group -who will share their insights on the issues at the nexus of technology and financing.

Lunch will be provided.


12:00 PM Registration and Networking

12:05 PM Welcome and Event Overview

12:10 PM Presentation: Banking Basics : Han Lin, Assistant Professor of Finance, NYU Shanghai & Senior Advisor, The Asia Group

12:25 PM Panel Session

- Ms. Nan Li, Associate Professor of Finance, Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

- Ms. Yin Ge, Partner, Head of the Cross-Border Investment Practice, Han Kun Law Offices

- Mr. Oak Ma, Managing Director, China Chief of Staff at CBC Group

1:25 PM Wrap Up


The Legal Committee's purpose is to keep AmCham Shanghai and its members (private practice, in-house, and government attorneys) informed of current legal issues and new regulatory developments. It provides a forum for sharing information among members, advocates for favorable legal and regulatory changes, holds regular seminars, and invites relevant speakers to present at meetings. Under the broader committee group sits the In-House Counsel forum, the Managing Partner's quarterly dinner, and the Ethics and Compliance Sub-Committee.

The Financial Services Committee (FSC) is the Chamber's committee for members interested in and involved with the financial services space. It provides an off-the-record forum for discussion of relevant topics spanning banking, securities, insurance, asset management, venture capital/private equity, corporate finance, and fintech.


  • Han Lin (Assistant Professor of Practice in Finance at NYU Shanghai, and Senior Advisor at The Asia Group (TAG))

    Han Lin

    Assistant Professor of Practice in Finance at NYU Shanghai, and Senior Advisor at The Asia Group (TAG)

    Han Lin is an Assistant Professor of Finance at NYU Shanghai. In addition, Han is the China Senior Advisor to The Asia Group (TAG) drawing upon nearly 20 years of in-country experience in China’s financial markets and corporate strategy.

    Prior to his current positions, Han was the Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, China, where he served as Interim Country Manager and a member of the Management Control Committee, which oversaw the bank’s China governance and risk management. Han also led the China Corporate Banking business, which advised Wells Fargo MNC clients on their U.S.-China cross-border strategic financing and trade needs. Earlier bank roles included Asia Financial Institutions Payments Product Sales Manager; Senior Coverage Banker in the China Financial Institutions Group (FIG); and corporate strategic projects analyst.

    Han holds advanced degrees, including an MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, an MS in Global Finance from HKUST-NYU Stern, and an LLM in China Civil and Commercial Law from Fudan University Law School. He completed his undergraduate degree in business (BBA) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    Han is active in the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, having served on the Board of Governors and as a former Chair of the Chamber’s Financial Services Committee. He previously served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and Peace Corps (RCPV Ukraine). Han lives in Shanghai with his wife and two daughters.

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  • Nan Li (Associate Professor of Finance at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

    Nan Li

    Associate Professor of Finance at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Nan Li is the Associate Professor of Finance at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Before that , she was with Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as an Associate Professor in Finance from 2014.

    She is the Vice Director of SJTU Securities Research Investment Institute and an affiliated researcher in China Banking Industry at the SJTU Institute of Industry Research. After receiving her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2005, she started her academic career in the Department of Finance, NUS Business School at the National University of Singapore. She was an affiliated researcher at the Risk Management Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Studies in NUS.

    Nan Li's research field is financial economics and financial econometrics, focusing on macro asset pricing. Her current works include pricing intangible capital and robust decision-making under ambiguity in the financial market. Her work with Lars Peter Hansen and John C. Heaton on Consumption Strikes Back? Measuring Long-Run Risk was published in the Journal of Political Economy in 2008. In addition, her articles and opinions on Digital RMB, Ant IPO Suspension, Default of Evergrande, Delist of Didi, and other timely topics in the financial market and financial regulations in China appeared on Nikkei Asia, Reuters, SupChina, FT Chinese, Xinhua net, the Paper, and other news media in English and Chinese.

    Nan Li teaches Asset Allocation and Risk Management in the MBA program, Introduction to Fintech, and all-in-English courses on Bank Management, Introduction to China Banking Industry, and Time Series Analysis in Macroeconomics and Finance to undergraduate and Ph.D. students. Her courses are open globally via online learning platforms such as iCourse, Global Hybrid Classroom Program of Global MOOC Alliance, APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program, and Jiao·Tong Global Virtual Classroom.

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  • Yin Ge (Partner at Han Kun Law Offices)

    Yin Ge

    Partner at Han Kun Law Offices

    Yin Ge is a partner with Han Kun Law Offices and she heads up the firm’s cross-border investment management practice. She is a renowned legal expert on asset management and financial services in China. Yin used to work at Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy LLP for over 10 years. Yin obtained an LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and PRC Bar.

    Yin’s clients include the world’s largest asset managers, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and trading platforms.  As a leading expert in the asset management industry, Yin has also been deeply involved in advising on legislation and regulation of China's asset management and financial services sectors.
    Yin is an Asia-Pacific Leading Counsel recognized by Legal 500 for Investment Funds and Banking & Finance areas. She is named as China’s Top 15 Asset Management Lawyers for 2021 by LEGALBAND, China’s Best Female Lawyers for 2021 by Asian Legal Business/ALB and LEGALBAND respectively. 
    Yin is a frequent lecturer and speaker on cross-border investment management, financial regulatory reforms, opening up of China’s financial markets and various financial innovations. She is a CaiXin columnist.

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  • Oak Ma (Managing Director, China Chief of Staff at CBC Group)

    Oak Ma

    Managing Director, China Chief of Staff at CBC Group

    Oak Ma is Managing Director, China Chief of Staff, of CBC Group, Asia's largest healthcare-dedicated investment firm.
    He leads all transaction-related legal matters and is a member of the firm's valuation committee and ESG committee. He holds an LLB degree from Fudan University, an LLM degree from NYU Law, and an EMBA degree from Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University.

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AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

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