Francis Xu


+86 21 6086 0182

Francis Xu is an associate of the cybersecurity and data privacy team at Shanghai Pacific Legal, focusing on personal information protection compliance, cross-border data transfer, cybersecurity and data incident response, artificial intelligence and other areas of law. He works with clients from technology, energy, healthcare, consumer goods, and trade industries, covering many well-known multinational companies, and has extensive experience in providing integrated compliance solutions.


  • Cybersecurity and data privacy

Key Industry 

  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Healthcare


  • The University of Hong Kong, LLM
  • Shanghai International Studies University, LLB

Representative experience

  • Advised the Chinese subsidiary of a US-headquartered medical equipment manufacturer on personal information protection compliance under Chinese laws and provided compliance advice on data export;
  • Advised the Chinese subsidiary of a German-American piano company on its data privacy compliance project in China;
  • Assisted a foreign owned company in notifying the authorities and providing compliance advice after a potential data breach incident;
  • Assisted the Chinese subsidiary of an Australian-based retail company with personal information protection compliance and data export;
  • Assisted the Chinese subsidiary of a leading US-based Liquor company with a comprehensive data privacy compliance project in China;
  • Advised a UAE-based organization on compliance with Chinese laws for its internal investigation project.


  • PRC


  • Chinese
  • English