Mr. Gary Gao is the Partner and Head of Compliance & Regulatory Department of Zhong Lun Law Firm. Before being admitted to the PRC Bar in 1995, Mr. Gao worked as a judge in a district court in Shanghai from 1990. Mr. Gao has practiced as a lawyer for 27 years, and is highly experienced in both compliance & regulatory as well as international dispute resolution. He has a full understanding of the entire operation of these enterprises, which in turn helps clients to succeed. Mr. Gary Gao has made persistent efforts in the frontiers of the legal profession, including with ESG compliance and law matters. He has served many leading companies in China to develop their internal ESG compliance program and management mechanism, publish their ESG report to the public or submit the ESG report to the regulators, and, deploy ESG matrix into many investment companies’/asset managers’ investment process and tools. Notably, besides Chinese ESG laws and practices, he also coordinates with many overseas legal professionals and assists Chinese companies to improve their ESG performance and reduce ESG related risks during their overseas business activities.