Thursday, 5 December 2019, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street

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Fay Zhou

Linklaters, Beijing

Fay leads Linklaters' award winning China competition practice and is widely recognised as one of China’s leading competition lawyers. She advises multinational and Chinese clients on the full range of competition law issues as well as other regulatory questions. 


Zhan Hao

AnJie Law Firm, Beijing

Dr Zhan Hao's representative experience includes: merger antitrust filing in MOFCOM, defense of investigation on monopoly agreements (cartels) and abuse of dominance, antitrust private litigation, antitrust compliance, antitrust analysis from economic perspective, anti-unfair competition.


Andrew Heimert

Counsel for Asian Competition Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission, China, Japan, and Korea

Avantika Chowdhury

Oxera, London and Brussels

Charlie Xie

AlixPartners, London

Feng Yao

Sunland Law, Beijing

Jet Deng

Dentons, Beijing

Jindrich Kloub

Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong

Mark Snyder

Qualcomm, California

Masaya Sakuma

Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Beijing

Ninette Dodoo

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Beijing

Roger Zhang

Senior Competition Counsel, Tencent, Beijing

Sébastien Evrard

Gibson Dunn, Hong Kong

Shang Ming

Professional Committee on Competition Policy and Law, China World Trade Organization Research Association (PCCPLC), Hong Kong

Simon Bishop

RBB Economics, Brussels and London

Susan Ning

King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing and Sanya

Tao Jun

Beijing High Court, Beijing

Tony Jiang

Intel, Beijing

Vivian Cao

Linklaters, Beijing

Yingling Wei

JunHe, Beijing


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

Fay Zhou, Linklaters and Zhan Hao, AnJie Law Firm

9.15: Enforcers roundtable

Enforcers from around the region discuss their various approaches to antitrust enforcement around patents, dominance and standard setting. The enforcers will also discuss underlying policy issues in balancing innovation and patent rights with monopolization issues and the protection of competition. 

Yingling Wei, JunHe, Beijing

Masaya Sakuma, Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Tokyo
Jindrich Kloub, Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong
Andrew Heimert, Counsel for Asian Competition Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission

10.25: Morning coffee break

10.50: Standard essential patents and FRAND royalties - emerging issues in private litigation

We examine the effects of Huawei v ZTE in Europe, including recent decisions in Unwired Planet v Huawei in the UK and Philips v Wiko SAS in The Netherlands, and what that means for Asian companies doing business in Europe going forward. We will also explore Huawei v Samsung in China and other major FRAND litigation around the globe, and what it means for antitrust and patent enforcement in those jurisdictions and at the ITC. We also examine the recent Chinese court guidance on SEP disputes and what it means for companies and their advisors.

Jet Deng, Dentons, Beijing

Avantika Chowdhury, Oxera, London and Brussels
Mark Snyder, Qualcomm, California
Tao Jun, Beijing High Court, Beijing

12.00: Networking lunch       

13.20: Antitrust and IP: Investigations and legislation

We take a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction look at the state of antitrust enforcement surrounding IP and patents, including SEPs and crucial patents outside of the standard-setting process; the state of enforcement in healthcare, tech and other IP-heavy industries; and recent legislation and guidance that shapes the intersection of antitrust and patent law. We also examine SAMR's 2018 guidance on IPR abuse and the anti-monopoly law, and what the use of its case-specific framework means for IPR holders.

Ninette Dodoo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Beijing

Roger Zhang, Senior Competition Counsel, Tencent, Beijing
Charlie Xie, AlixPartners, London
Sanghoon Shin, Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul

14.30: Afternoon tea break

15.00: IP and Merger Control: Thresholds and remedies

We examine the state of merger control in IPR-intensive deals in several major jurisdictions. Under what circumstances does the transfer of IP rights come into play during a merger investigation, and when do enforcers decide when to demand the divestiture of a patent portfolio or the mandatory licensing of the merging parties' IP? 

Feng Yao, Sunland Law, Beijing

Vivian Cao, Linklaters, Beijing
Simon Bishop, RBB Economics, Brussels and London
Tony Jiang, Intel, Beijing

16.10: Antitrust, IP and Industrial Policy

Several recent antitrust and IP enforcement decisions, including the Qualcomm/NXP merger decision by SAMR and China's fine of Changan Ford, sit at the heart of the debate about the role industrial policy should play in competition law decisions. What role should industrial policy have in shaping the international approach to antitrust issues surrounding patent holders? What factors are likely to come into play in various jurisdictions over the short and medium term that might affect the ways in which industrial policy becomes intertwined with antitrust and competition law enforcement?

Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing 
Sébastien Evrard, Gibson Dunn, Hong Kong
H. Stephen Harris, Winston & Strawn, Washington, DC, New York, and Shanghai

17.20: Chairs’ closing remarks

Fay Zhou, Linklaters and Zhan Hao, AnJie Law Firm

17.30: Conference close



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