Understanding the New Antitrust Law in China

Implications for U.S. Companies and Investors

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, October 25, 2007

Program Materials

Description

On August 30, China's Congress adopted the country's first anti-monopoly law - effective next year. The law requires national security review for foreign acquisitions and investment in domestic companies, protects core Chinese industries, and grants government authorities substantial discretion.

How will these landmark changes impact foreign and domestic business in China? There is much uncertainty about the long-term impact, but counsel must act now to understand the law and nuances of doing business in China to develop effective strategies for moving forward.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines China's new anti-monopoly law and suggests how companies and their counsel can plan now to adapt to China's new standards.

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Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the basic tenets of the new anti-monopoly law - and what led to its adoption?
  • What is the initial - and expected - impact of the new law for foreign businesses active in China?
  • How will the new antitrust law impact intellectual property law in China?

Faculty

William Blumenthal
William Blumenthal
General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission

As the Commission's Chief Legal Officer and Adviser, he advises the Commission on issues of law and policy and helps...  |  Read More

Stuart M. Chemtob
Stuart M. Chemtob
Special Counsel for International Trade
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

He is the Antitrust Division's point person on China's Anti-Monopoly Law. In that capacity he has prepared comments on...  |  Read More

Paul D. Jones
Paul D. Jones
Principal,
Jones & Co.,

In the areas of competition and trade regulation, he focuses on IP licensing and on distribution matters. He advises on...  |  Read More

Jun Wei
Jun Wei
Partner
Hogan & Hartson

She is Co-Managing Partner and Chief Representative of the firm's Beijing office. She focuses on corporate and...  |  Read More