Yaling (Michelle) Gon

Han Kun Law Offices - China

Senior Compliance Adviser



Notable Practitioner




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Michelle Gon is a senior compliance adviser with more than three decades of experience in the Greater China markets. Michelle focuses her practice on representing clients in complicated and challenging compliance and regulatory matters, including anti- corruption, unfair competition, anti-monopoly, anti-fraud, corporate governance, export control and trade sanction areas. Well respected for her ability to provide clients with her personal devotion and offering practical advice on solving complex legal issues.

Most of Michelle’s clients are leading MNCs doing business in China, or large, China-based MNCs doing business globally, across a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, IT and high-tech, semi-conductor, automobile and parts, agriculture, food-related products, wine and spirits, hospitality, and cruise lines. Before joining Han Kun, Michelle held senior roles at other leading international law firms. She also formerly served as the Chief Legal Officer/Vice President of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”), and an International Attorney for McDonald’s Corporation, headquartered in Illinois.

  • Competition/antitrust
  • Regulatory
  • Corporate and M&A

  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Consumer goods and services

Illinois, US

Listed as a member of American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association

  • Case Western Reserve University, JD, 1985
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MCL, 1982
  • Taiwan University, LLB, 1976