LIANYING WANG is a managing associate in Sidley Austin’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice team in Beijing. His practice covers the full spectrum of cybersecurity, privacy and data compliance matters in China, with a special focus on heavily regulated industry sectors, particularly the life sciences sector.
Lianying has been providing advice in the cybersecurity, privacy and data compliance areas in China since 2016 when the Chinese Government started to build its cybersecurity and data privacy regulatory regime. He counsels clients on setting up comprehensive privacy and data compliance programs in China, provides strategic advice in relation to data localization and security incident preparedness, and advises on Internet regulatory issues.
Lianying has focused his practice on a few highly regulated industry sectors that present the most complex and challenging data compliance issues: pharmaceuticals and medical devices, healthcare, insurance and banking services, and telecommunications. Through these experiences, Lianying has accumulated a deep understanding of the business practices, regulatory requirements and industry best practices in these sectors.
Lianying received advanced law degrees in China, Germany, and the United States. He is admitted to the New York Bar and holds the China Legal Profession Qualification Certificate. He is a native Chinese speaker and is fluent in English.