Daniel Rechtschaffen


  • Asia Pacific
  • Ethics, Compliance and Governance
  • Risk Assessments
  • Political and Country Risk

Daniel Rechtschaffen is a Shanghai-based political and regulatory risk analyst for Greater China and Northeast Asia. His work focuses on how China’s position in the world and relationships with other countries drive risks for companies. His specialties include investment restrictions, sanctions and export controls, as well as the political, regulatory and reputational risks that companies face in mainland China and Hong Kong. 

Recent tasks that Daniel has worked on include:

  • Conducting a risk assessment as part of due diligence for a firm considering a private equity investment in an IP service provider with operations in mainland China.
  • Analysing the legal risks for a multinational technology company caught between US export controls and sanctions, and anti-foreign sanction trends in mainland China.
  • Conducting threat assessments for an international jewellery corporation looking to open stores in Chengdu and Tokyo.
  • Bespoke monitoring of political and regulatory risks arising from China’s response to tightened US scrutiny of technology supply chains.

    Before joining Control Risks, Daniel worked in government relations for the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, where he managed the Chamber’s relations with the US government, AmCham’s policy and advocacy papers, and the company’s California initiative. Daniel was one of the founding editors of Sixth Tone, a Shanghai-based news agency, and his articles have appeared in a range of publications, including Slate, Forbes, The Diplomat and Quartz.

    Daniel has a master’s degree in China Studies from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in history from Concordia University.

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