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James Tillen Quoted on Adidas China Compliance Probe in Law360

"2 Adidas Employees Exit Amid China Compliance Probe"


In this article, James Tillen discussed the internal investigation into alleged misconduct at Adidas AG prompted by an anonymous letter indicating possible compliance violations in China. "There are so many points where you could create issues under Chinese law that could expose not only the company but the law firm itself — the investigative team — to potential prosecution because of state secrecy laws and data privacy issues," Tillen said. "[Y]ou want to be able to tread very carefully in doing the investigation to make sure you're not creating other issues, and so for that, local law advice is extremely important."