All posts by Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis is a lawyer based in Beijing. He was admitted to practice in California in 1985. He has worked in prominent U.S., U.K. and Chinese law firms in China for nearly 30 years. He is currently Senior International Consultant with Chance Bridge Partners, a leading boutique full-service business law firm in Beijing, as well as co-founder and Senior Expert of docQbot ( https://www.docqbot.com/en ), an award-winning legal tech company providing bilingual automated contract solutions for China-related transactions, and is the author of the book, The Rules of the Game of Global M&A: Why So Many Chinese Outbound Deals Fail. He is fluent in spoken Mandarin and written Chinese.

The Defense of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: How the Principles of the Rule of Law Extend Fundamental Protections to Non-U.S. Companies and Executives Subject to Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

This is the third in a series When Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, it attracted global attention.  Due to the aggressive assertion of extraterritorial jurisdiction by U.S. prosecutors, Ms. Meng found herself under house arrest in Canada fighting extradition to the U.S. […]

The Case Against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: An Assessment of the Complex Matrix of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, International Extradition and Global Diplomatic Relations

This is the second in a series Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei and daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is currently in her third year under house arrest in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, fighting extradition to the U.S. to face charges of bank fraud relating to […]

Tracing the Origins of the Case Against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: How Global Banks Extend the Reach of U.S. Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, Directly and Indirectly Impacting the Global Expansion of Chinese Companies

This is first in a series On December 1, 2018, then U.S. President Donald Trump was heading to a private dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.  At the same moment, Canadian officials, acting at the request of the U.S. Justice […]