China’s Anti-monopoly Law Amendment and Its Implication to American Businesses

China’s Anti-monopoly Law (AML) is undergoing its biggest change in 14 years with a new amendment of the AML by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on June 24 and triggered changes on six supporting enforcement guidelines which are currently open for public consultation. The updated AML, which will come into effect on August 1, includes major changes such as significantly increased fines for antitrust violations, introduction of personal liability, continued scrutiny of online platforms, a safe harbor for determining distributors’ resale prices, as well as key procedural updates on the review of Merger and Acquisition.

To better understand the AML legislative updates and their implication for business operations and compliance practices in China, USCBC will be hosting an event featuring this topic with three distinguished speakers including two AML practitioners and an in-house expert from a multinational company to share their views and experiences.

This event is scheduled for 9 am China Standard Time on Wednesday, July 27 (9 pm US Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 26). It will be held in a hybrid format - in person at Baker McKenzie Beijing (seats are limited) and virtually via Zoom. We hope to accommodate members located all around the world to join this robust discussion. The event will be held in English.

Event details:

-          Date and Time: 9-10 am (China Standard Time), Wednesday, July 27 / 9-10 pm (US Eastern Time), Tuesday, July 26

-          Format: Hybrid

-          Location: In-person at Baker McKenzie Beijing (seats are limited) & Virtual via Zoom

-          Language: English

-          Cost: Free of charge

-          Registration: Please RSVP via this link

-          Registration deadline: 2 pm (China Standard Time), Tuesday, July 26 / 2 am (US Eastern Time), Tuesday, July 26

Key speakers include:

Laura Liu, Partner of Baker McKenzie FenXun Joint Operation, Beijing

Laura Liu is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s joint operation platform partner, FenXun, in Beijing. Her practice focuses on China antitrust legal issues including merger control filing, antitrust compliance, antitrust investigations and antitrust litigation.  Laura has extensive experience in merger filings, having assisted numerous clients with antitrust filings before the China competition authority, including some of the most significant merger clearance cases to date. She has also advised numerous clients on complex competition compliance and advisory matters, handling dawn raids and antitrust investigations facing the China competition authority.  Laura was named as Rising Star (Antitrust & Competition) in 2020 and 2021 by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Future Leaders (Competition) from 2019-2021 by Who's Who Legal.

Adrian Emch, Partner of Hogan Lovells Beijing

  • Partner at Hogan Lovells in Beijing
  • First job at DG COMP, then a few years in private practice in EU competition law in Brussels
  • Has worked in Chinese antitrust law for 14 years now
  • Previously teaching “international competition law and policy” and “EU law and policy” courses at Peking University Law School

Tony Jiang, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Legal & Policy Group, Intel Corporation

Tony Jiang is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel in Legal & Policy Group of Intel Corporation. Tony currently oversees the teams responsible for Intel’s engagements with Chinese gov’t, from competition policy, trade policy, technical policy & standard perspective.

Tony earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law from Zhejiang University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of International Business and Economics.

This event is for USCBC member companies and invited guests only. Registration is required. Please register using your work email so that we don't mistakenly decline you. The deadline to register for this program is on July 26 at 2:00 PM China Standard Time / 2:00 AM US Eastern Time. For virtual participants, the webinar Zoom link and dial-in information will be sent upon registration closes on July 26 at 3:00 PM China Standard Time / 3:00 AM US Eastern Time. Necessary COVID-19 control protocols in line with the city guidance will be informed in advance for in-person attendees.

Event Details

When:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Where:
Hybrid on Zoom &
Baker McKenzie Beijing
China

Registration

Deadline:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 2:00pm
Cost:
Free

Event Contact

Contact:
Nico Li