Fordham Competition Law Institute’s Virtual Conference Series — Annual Fordham China Competition Forum

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

A 2.5 hour session featuring two panels of leading experts and authorities discussing developments in US vs. China vs. EU Antitrust and Competition policy.

Friday 24 June 2022
7:00am – 9:30am Eastern Time
19:00 – 21:00 Beijing Time
13:00 – 15:00 Brussels Time

Zoom meeting with simultaneous translation.
See program details below.


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Registration is complimentary and open to all interested parties.

NYS CLE credit (transitional and non-transitional) in the Areas of Professional Practice (2.5 hours) and a general certificate of attendance will be provided upon receiving signed Attorney Affirmation Form and attendance is verified. You may submit form and any questions regarding CLE to: Click Here to download the Attorney Affirmation Form


Panel 1: US vs. China: Understanding the new antitrust leadership in the US; How does it compare with the development in China?

Prof. Yong Huang – University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)

Bruce Hoffman – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington, DC)
James Keyte – Fordham University
Wei Huang – Tian Yuan Law Firm (Beijing)
Josh Yi Xue – Zhong Lun Law Firm (Beijing)
Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang – Brattle (New York and Beijing)

Panel 2: EU vs. China: The changing competition and regulatory landscape in the EU; Does this trend matter in China?  

Prof. Jianzhong Shi – Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)

Richard Blewett – Clifford Chance (Brussels)
Philip Monaghan – O’Melveny & Myers (Hong Kong)
Dr. John Yong Ren – T&D Associates (Beijing)
Dr. Hao Zhan – Anjie Law Firm (Beijing)
Dr. Adina Claici – Brattle (Brussels)


Panel 1

James Keyte is the Director of Global Development at Brattle. Mr. Keyte plays a lead role in growing Brattle’s worldwide competition practice and defining a new level of quality for economic consulting. Mr. Keyte is directly engaged in project oversight across all of Brattle’s competition and antitrust engagements both in the US and globally. Mr. Keyte is also the Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute (FCLI), which he will continue to lead, and has published more than 50 articles related to antitrust across a wide range of topics, including on the subject of expert testimony. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, a former editor of Antitrust Law Journal, and currently serves as editor of Antitrust Magazine.

Bruce Hoffman, a partner in Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, has practiced antitrust law for nearly 30 years, handling mergers, investigations and litigation across the U.S. and worldwide.  Bruce joined Cleary in 2020 after serving as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition from 2017 through 2019.  Previously, Bruce led the antitrust practices of two major law firms, and served as Deputy Director and Associate Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition from 2001-2004.  Bruce graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and Penn State University.

Wei Huang is managing partner of Beijing Tian Yuan Law Firm, Secretary General of Anti-Monopoly Committee of All China Lawyers Association, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Committee, Arbitrator of CIETAC, and the first China expert of Competition Committee of the CCI. Mr. Huang Wei has been recognized as outstanding lawyer in China’s “Competition Law/Anti-monopoly Field” by Chambers for six consecutive years, “The A List” by China Business Law Journal for seven consecutive years, first-tier lawyer in China’s “Anti-monopoly and Competition Law” by LEGALBAND for seven consecutive years, and “Top 15 Litigation Lawyers in China” by ALB.

Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang leads Brattle’s Asia Antitrust & Competition 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. Dr. Zhang has testified as an expert witness and submitted expert reports before the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC), Provincial Higher Courts, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation (SHAMR).

Yi Xue (Josh) is a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm, who is one of the pioneer lawyers practicing competition law in China. Mr. Xue is singled out and reputed in the area of Chinese competition law for his professionalism, proficiency, solid expertise, “accurate grasp of the key points” and the ability to offer “tailored advice” in legal practice. Mr. Yi Xue has been Highly recommended by Chambers as a leading lawyer in the area of competition and anti-monopoly law continuously from 2013 to 2022 as a leading lawyer in the area of competition and anti-monopoly law.

Prof. Yong Huang is the Director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE). He is also a member of the Expert Advisory Committee under the Anti-Monopoly Commission of China’s State Council. He serves as an expert of the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR), Vice-Chairman of the Competition Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (China) and Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. Professor Huang was elected as deputy of the 15th Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, sitting in the Congress’ Financial and Economic Committee.

Panel 2

Richard Blewett is a Partner in Clifford Chance’s Antitrust Practice in Brussels. He recently relocated from Asia where he was head of the China Antitrust Practice. Mr. Blewett has a wide range of experience on international merger and antitrust work and has key clients across a number of sectors including TMT, energy, commodities, retail, financial services, and transport. His experience and knowledge spans across Asia and the EU from his time spent in Beijing, Hong Kong, London and Brussels.

Dr. Adina Claici is a principal at the Brussels office of the Brattle Group. As a competition economics expert, she specializes in mergers, antitrust and state aid. In addition to her consulting work, Dr Claici is currently a visiting professor at the College of Europe and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Before joining Brattle, Dr Claici was the managing director of a European economics consultancy’s Brussels office. Prior to that, she gained valuable experience at DG Competition, where she was a senior member of the Chief Economist Team for nearly a decade.

Philip Monaghan is a partner in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office and Head of the firm’s Asia Antitrust & Competition practice. With more than 15 years’ experience in the practice of competition law, Philip advises multinational clients on competition issues arising under antitrust laws globally but with a particular focus on EU competition laws and the competition laws of China and Asia generally. Mr. Monaghan’s extensive private practice experience covers the full range of competition law matters including distribution, cartels and leniency, abuse of dominance cases, and merger control.

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.

Dr. John Yong Ren is the founder of T&D Associates, a leading boutique law firm focusing on anti-trust in China. Dr. REN has extensive experience advising on all aspects of China anti-trust law. He has assisted clients in over 500 merger control cases including dozens of conditionally-approved cases such as AMD/Xilinx, Infineon/Cypress, NVDIA/Mellanox, ZF/WABCO, II-VI/Finisar, KLA-Tencor/Orbotech, Dow/DuPont. He has also represented clients in a number of high-profile anti-trust investigations including Tetra Pak, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Toyota, Aisan, JTEKT, Warner Music, 3M, etc. Dr. REN has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as top-ranked anti-trust lawyer in China for 13 times.

Dr. Hao Zhan is managing partner in AnJie Law Firm. The scope of the antitrust legal practice covers merger antitrust filing, defense of antitrust investigation and antitrust private litigation, serving industries such as semiconductor, automobile, cell phone, energy, finance, machinery, electronics, textile, aviation, IT, food and consumer goods. Currently, Dr Zhan is an arbitrator of CIETAC, BAC, HIAC, KLRCA, HKIAC and AICAC, vice chair of the ICC China Antitrust Committee, and Regional Ambassador for China, Competition Committee of ICC. 

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