Hanson Fu, Attorney
Hanson is widely recognized as a preeminent attorney in advising direct selling enterprises on regulatory compliance and business operations in China, Japan, Korea, and the broader Asia Pacific region. He has been instrumental in aiding multinational direct selling corporations such as Herbalife, Nu Skin, and Nature’s Sunshine in expanding and fortifying their business operations within China and across Asia.
Hanson also has substantial experience helping companies with their health product registrations and compliance, and with their international investment transactions across Asia. Hanson has been both in-house counsel and outside legal counsel for companies that run the gamut from small to huge and publicly listed.
With over two decades of experience in Shanghai and in Hong Kong, Hanson has garnered a wealth of knowledge in guiding international investment transactions, including joint venture negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, liquidations, and dispute resolution. He is adept at helping foreign-invested firms in navigating local and national governmental inquiries, overcoming regulatory hurdles, and devising strategies that minimize operational disruptions and mitigate potential reputational damage.
Hanson also has a wealth of data protection and cybersecurity experience. He has provided invaluable counsel on groundbreaking cross-border data transfer projects involving complex regulatory compliance issues, and his advice has been sought after for projects entailing compliance with China’s data-related privacy and cybersecurity laws, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other pertinent data and cyber regulations.
Hanson’s education includes advanced law degrees from UC Berkeley in the United States and the University of Manchester in England, along with a master’s degree in enterprise risk management from Columbia University. This global perspective and legal acumen in the international arena uniquely position him to serve clients with complex cross-border needs. Hanson is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Hanson’s unique approach to client service is rooted in his belief in personalized attention and guidance for every client. He takes the time to build relationships with his clients. This allows him to understand their unique needs and goals. Hanson is also a strategic thinker. He is always looking for ways to help his clients achieve their goals in the most efficient and effective way possible. Above all else, Hanson prides himself on being a “straight-shooter.”
More About Hanson
Shanghai Bar Association (PRC)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
- Columbia University (Master of Science Enterprise Risk Management)
- University of California Berkeley Law LL.M. (Master of Laws)
- The University of Manchester, UK Master of Laws
- Shanghai International Studies University Master of Arts
- Central China Normal University (B.A.)
- Chinese (Mandarin)