Fordham Competition Law Institute’s Virtual Conference Series — The Future of Competition Policy in China


Hosted on Zoom by JURIS Conferences
Sustaining Sponsor: The Brattle Group

A 2-hour session featuring two panels of leading experts and authorities
Friday 25 June 2021 at 7:00am – 9:00am Eastern Time
北京时间: 2021年6月25日星期五 19点-21点
Beijing Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Zoom meeting with simultaneous translation(会议提供同声翻译)
See program details below.


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Registration is complimentary and open to all interested parties.


Introductory Remarks: 

James Keyte – Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute

Panel 1: Competition Policy and Big Tech—A Unique Path in China?

Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang – Brattle (New York) and Renmin University

Prof. Jianzhong Shi – China University of Political Science and Law
Prof. William Kovacic – George Washington University
Nicholas Levy – Cleary Gottlieb (London, Brussels)
Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz – Brattle (New York)
Wei Huang – Tian Yuan Law Firm (Beijing)

Panel 2: Merger Enforcement in China—Challenges and Solutions

Prof. Yong Huang – University of International Business and Economics

Andrew Foster – Skadden (Hong Kong)
Dr. Peter Davis – Former Deputy Chairman of UK Competition Commission and Brattle (London)
Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang – Brattle (New York) and Remin University
Prof. John Jiong Gong – University of International Business and Economics
Michael Han – Fangda Partners (Beijing, Hong Kong)


Panel 1

Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang leads Brattle’s Greater China Practice, and is an expert in applying economic analysis to competition, industrial organization, and intellectual property issues for clients across numerous industries in Greater China, the US, and the EU. Dr. Zhang has worked on a wide array of matters involving allegations of monopolization, foreclosure practices, vertical restraints, cartels, merger analysis, damages, FRAND, and intellectual property. She has provided antitrust economic trainings to the Chinese regulatory agencies and judges, and assisted agencies with economic analysis in their merger reviews. She has consulted on projects across numerous industries, such as transportation, chemical, e-commerce, payment card, banking, pharmaceutical, high tech, electricity, telecommunication, and consumer products.

Prof Jianzhong Shi currently serves as the Vice President of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Director of the CUPL Center for Competition Law (CCCL). He is a Member of the Expert Advisory Group of Anti-Monopoly Commission under the State Council of China, a Member of Expert Group on Anti-Monopoly Law Legislative Examination and Revision under the Legal Affairs Office of the State Council of China, Vice President of the China Economic Law Studies Association, Vice President of the China Law Association on Science and Technology. Prof Jianzhong Shi has successively presided over important subjects such as suggestions on the modification of the People’s Republic of China Anti-monopoly law, study of the Demonstrative Version of the Consignment Agreement of Monitoring Trustee, Comparative Study of the Anti-monopoly Law and the Countermeasures of China, Breaking the Regional Blockade and Monopoly Market to Promote the Formation of a Unified National Market, Comparative Study of Antitrust Legislative Systems and its Development Trends, and study on the Protection and Prohibition of Abusing of Intellectual Property Rights.

Prof. William Kovacic is the Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy as well as the Director of the Competition Law Center at George Washington University. Before joining the law school in 1999, William E. Kovacic was the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law. From January 2006 to October 2011, he was a member of the Federal Trade Commission and chaired the agency from March 2008 to March 2009. He was the FTC’s General Counsel from June 2001 to December 2004. Since August 2013, Professor Kovacic has served as a Non-Executive Director with the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority. From January 2009 to September 2011, he was Vice-Chair for Outreach for the International Competition Network. He has advised many countries and international organizations on antitrust, consumer protection, government contracts, and the design of regulatory institutions. 

Nicholas Levy‘s practice at Cleary Gottlieb focuses on EU and UK antitrust law. Mr. Levy joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1999. He has extensive experience in notifying mergers and joint ventures under the EU Merger Regulation, coordinating the notification of international transactions, and advising on all aspects of antitrust law, including anti-cartel enforcement, collaborative arrangements, vertical agreements, and unilateral conduct. Mr. Levy has been consistently recognized by Chambers as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Europe, he was named Global Competition Review’s “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2015.

Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz co-chairs Brattle’s global Antitrust & Competition practice, and previously co-chaired the Technology practice. She has over two decades of economics experience and is skilled in providing antitrust and market analyses, and pioneered the development and application of empirical screens to detect potential collusion, manipulation, and fraud. Dr. Abrantes-Metz has used empirical screens to uncover the rigging of LIBOR and other financial benchmarks. She has advised multiple agencies in five continents on their adoption of these screens, which are now commonly used worldwide.

Wei Huang is the lead partner of Tian Yuan’s Competition Team, who is also the General Secretary at the Anti-Monopoly Committee of the Chinese Bar Association, an Arbitrator at China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission, the expert of the Merger Control Taskforce and Compliance & Advocacy Taskforce of the ICC Competition Commission. Mr. Huang has been long dedicated to the research and practice of antitrust law and stands amongst a select few practitioners who can claim to share his extensive practitioner experience in the fields of antitrust and unfair competition.

Panel 2

Dr. Huang Yong is the Director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and law Professor of UIBE Law School. Currently he is also appointed member of the Expert Advisory Board of the State Council Anti-monopoly Commission. Professor Huang has specialized in competition law. He publishes articles, papers and books on this subject extensively in Chinese and English. When China began to draft her Anti-Monopoly Law, Professor Huang advised both the government and the lawmakers throughout the entire process. He first served as a member of the Advisory Board for the State Council and later an advisory expert for the Legal Committee of the National People’s Congress, until the law was enacted.

Andrew Foster is head of the Skadden’s international competition practice for Asia Pacific. He advises on competition regimes around the globe, focusing on China, the EU and the USA. Mr. Foster has practiced in Skadden’s New York, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong offices, representing multinational firms in international merger control, private litigation, and U.S. and EU enforcement matters, including cartel and monopolization/dominance investigations. Repeatedly selected for inclusion as a leading competition lawyer in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal: Competition, Mr. Foster also has been published widely on international competition issues, including contributing chapters to Competition Law in Asia-Pacific: A Practical Guide and EU and US Antitrust Arbitration: A Handbook for Practitioners.

Dr. Peter Davis is an expert on competition damages actions, mergers and acquisitions, cartels, and market investigations. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the UK Competition Commission (CC), now a part of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). While serving as a Deputy Chairman of the CC, he was a member of its Council, a member of its Strategic Management Board, and the Inquiry Chairman for a variety of competition investigations including phase 2 mergers, regulatory investigations in telecoms and water, and the payment protection insurance (PPI) market inquiry.

Dr. John Gong is professor of economics at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), where he teaches and researches in areas of finance, industrial organization, and antitrust and competition policies. Dr. Gong is a prolific researcher and writer with a list of publications in leading international academic journals. He was the executive editor of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies (JCEFTS) published in UK. He is also a renowned op-ed columnist for several leading English newspapers and medias in Asia, including the South China Morning Post, Global Times and CGTN (China Global Television Network), writing extensively on economic and political issues.

Michael Han is a Partner with Fangda Partners. Mr. Han’s practice focuses on Chinese competition issues relating to M&A, joint ventures, horizontal and vertical arrangements, antitrust investigations and litigation, and compliance advisory. Mr. Han has more than 15 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of Chinese competition law, covering a broad range of industry sectors, including chemicals, consumer products and retail, container shipping, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, high-tech, infrastructure and transport, private equity and telecoms.

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