Chairs

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 is the founder and managing partner of AnJie Law Firm and is recognized as one of China’s foremost experts in Competition Law. He is currently a selected expert of ICC Compliance and Advocacy Workgroup and Merger Control Regime Workgroup, and also serve as the deputy chairman of ICC China Competition Commission. He has been for many years ranked as “Band One Lawyer” in Competition/Antitrust by Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal. Dr. Zhan’s practice includes representation on private antitrust litigation, antitrust investigations, merger control filings and antitrust compliance, amongst others.

Keynote Speaker

Wu Zhenguo

Director General, State Administration for Market Regulation of China (SAMR), Beijing

Mr. Wu Zhenguo, doctor of laws, is the Director General of the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) of China. He has worked in both the Ministry of Textile Industry and the State Economic and Trade Commission. After joining the MOFCOM, Mr. Wu has served as the director and the Deputy Director General of the Department of Treaty and Law; the Deputy Director General of the Anti-monopoly Bureau; the Director General of the Anti-monopoly Bureau and the Director of the General Office Anti-monopoly Commission of the State Council.

Speakers

Andrew Heimert

Counsel for Asian Competition Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington, DC

Angus Xie

Sunland Law, Beijing

Avantika Chowdhury

Oxera, London and Brussels

Charlie Xie

AlixPartners, London

Frank Li

Senior Counsel, Competition & Public Policy, GE, Beijing

H. Stephen Harris

Winston & Strawn, Washington, DC, New York, Shanghai

Huang Yong

Director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Law Professor of UIBE Law School, Beijing

Jet Deng

Dentons, Beijing

Jindrich Kloub

Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong

Kate Peng

King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing

Masaya Sakuma

Director, International Affairs Division, TokyoFair Trade Commission, Beijing

Ninette Dodoo

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Beijing

Roger Zhang

Deputy Director of Research Center for Competition and Development, Tencent, Beijing

Samir Gandhi

AZB & Partners, Dehli

Sanghoon Shin

Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul

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

Tao Jun

Beijing High Court, Beijing

Tony Jiang

Legal Policy Director Intel, Beijing

Vivian Cao

Zhao Sheng Law Firm, Beijing

Xiaolin Zhang

Vice President & Legal Counsel, Qualcomm, Beijing

Yingling Wei

JunHe, Beijing

Youngjin Jung

Kim & Chang, Korea

ZiAng Zhuang

Deputy Director of IP Litigation, Xiaomi, Beijing

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

Fay Zhou, Linklaters and Zhan Hao, AnJie Law Firm

9.10: Keynote speech

Wu Zhenguo, Director General, State Administration for Market Regulation of China (SAMR), Beijing

9.40: Enforcement update

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

Moderator: 
Yingling Wei, JunHe, Beijing

Panel:
Masaya Sakuma, Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Tokyo
Frank Li, senior competition counsel, GE, Beijing
Andrew Heimert, Counsel for Asian Competition Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington, DC

10.50: Morning coffee break

11.20: 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.

Moderator: 
Jet Deng, Dentons, Beijing

Panel:
Avantika Chowdhury, Oxera, London and Brussels
Xiaolin Zhang, Qualcomm, Beijing
Tao Jun, Beijing High Court, Beijing
Huang Yong, Director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and law Professor of UIBE Law School, Beijing

12.30: Networking lunch       

13.45: 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.

Moderator: 
Ninette Dodoo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Beijing

Panel:
Roger Zhang, Deputy Director of Research Center for Competition and Development, Tencent, Beijing
Charlie Xie, AlixPartners, London
Sanghoon Shin, Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul
Samir Gandhi, AZB & Partners, Dehli

14.55: Afternoon tea break

15.25: 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? 

Moderator:
Angus Xie, Sunland Law, Beijing

Panel:
Vivian Cao, Zhao Sheng Law Firm, Beijing
Simon Bishop, RBB Economics, Brussels and London
Tony Jiang, Legal Policy Director, Intel, Beijing
Youngjin Jung, Kim & Chang, Seoul

16.35: 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?

Moderator:
H. Stephen Harris, Winston & Strawn, Washington, DC, New York and Shanghai 

Panel:
Kate Peng, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing 
Sébastien Evrard, Gibson Dunn, Hong Kong
ZiAng Zhuang, Deputy Director of IP Litigation, Xiaomi, Beijing
Andrew Heimert, Counsel for Asian Competition Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington, DC

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

Fay Zhou, Linklaters and Zhan Hao, AnJie Law Firm

17.55: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception hosted by RBB Economics

 

Venue

The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Expires
Super Early £400 25 Oct 2019
Early £500 22 Nov 2019
Standard £600 05 Dec 2019

 

In-house/Governmental
Type Price
Standard

£0