Competition & Antitrust Law: Ensuring Compliance & Avoiding Disputes



King and Wood Mallesons is a new breed of law firm, combining depth of local knowledge with a global platform. Offering a different perspective to commercial thinking and client experience, they have 2,700 lawyers across more than 30 international offices, working with clients every day to understand local challenges and navigate regional complexity. We got in touch with Susan Ning, Senior Partner and leader of the company’s International Trade and Antitrust & Competition Group to hear her assessment of the legal landscape in her region, and to talk about how she endeavours to provide the very best service for her clients.

We have four partners and over 17 associates engaged in supporting different kinds of clients with highly professional skills, rich experiences and wide coverage of various industries, including pharmaceutical, oil and gas, metallurgy, FMCG, electronics, machinery, TMT etc. Personally, I joined King and Wood Mallesons in 1995, and my practice includes merger control filings, antitrust investigations, compliance and antitrust litigations.

Not only do we possess extensive knowledge and practice experience in antitrust laws and regulations, we also boast a strong litigation team that offers one-stop legal dispute services and access to our renowned antitrust experts.

We stand out among the fierce competition thanks to our continuous efforts in providing high quality services to every client, maintaining long-term focus on business interests and industry characterisations, and our excellent training and developing system for antitrust lawyers.

In terms of the major trends in our region, 2015 marks the seventh anniversary of the introduction of China’s anti-money laundering law. Despite widespread debates and controversies surrounding this law, it is gradually taking root and has started to shape the economic landscape and competitions status in China. During the past seven years, the Ministry of Commerce has cleared more than 1,000 cases. Furthermore, the National Development and Reform Commission and State Administration for industry and commerce continually cleared a number of high profiles cases across various industries.

Looking ahead, there is no doubt that the AML will play a significant role in legal and economic areas in both China and beyond. We are so fortunate and honoured to have witnessed first-hand the rapid development of this legal regime and to have the opportunity to expand our practice with it.

In the past 12 months, my team and I have helped both blue chip clients and multinational companies to clear cases in both merger controlling and investigation.  Meanwhile, I have been voted as Competition Lawyer of the Year 2013 and 2014 by China Law and Practice and was also recommended by Chambers Asia-pacific 2015 in the Competition/Antitrust (PRC Firms) sector.

Going forward, we will continue to provide the most satisfactory legal services for clients, and look towards adapting to any further development in the Chinese legal system.



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Name: Susan Ning


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