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Ashwin Kaja is special counsel in the firm’s Beijing office and is a member of the firm’s International Trade, Public Policy, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, and Anti-Corruption practice groups. He has advised multinational companies, governments, and other clients on a range of matters related to international trade, public policy and government affairs, data privacy, foreign investment, anti-corruption compliance and investigations, corporate law, real estate, and the globalization of higher education. He also serves as the China and India editor for Covington’s GlobalPolicyWatch.com. Mr. Kaja is also a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US). Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kaja was an associate at another major international law firm in Beijing.

  • Advising trade officials of a major foreign government on legal, regulatory, and administrative restrictions on foreign investment in China to assist in the negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty.
  • Advising major online content provider navigate Chinese laws and regulations on privacy, data security, and content management, assisting them in developing a strategy for entering Chinese market.
  • Advised a leading pharmaceutical company on developing and implementing internal government affairs capacity in China.
  • Advised a multinational technology hardware company in developing internal government affairs capacity in China.
  • Advising online travel site on consumer data protection matters and relevant legal and regulatory developments in China.
  • Advised multinational biopharmaceutical company on privacy and property ownership issues related to the collection and sharing of biological samples in clinical trials.
  • Prepared training materials on government affairs engagement for staff at a multinational consumer products company.
  • Advised various companies on online personal information collection practices in China.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member