Jones Day China Team Publishes First Chinese/English Compilation Of All Competition Laws, Regulations, And Cases In China; Firm Welcomes Washington Government Contracts Partner

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:03

Oxford University Press has published Competition Law in China: Laws, Regulations, and Cases, the first bilingual (Chinese/English) compilation of all legal texts applicable to the area of competition law in China. It includes the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People's Republic of China (AML) as well as all other laws that have relevant provisions. It also incorporates the regulations issued by the State Council, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), and the National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC); judicial interpretations of the Supreme People's Court; and MOFCOM’s decisions in merger cases.

"China’s Anti-Monopoly Law has become one of the main concerns of foreign companies doing business in China. We felt that there was a need for a bilingual compilation that included all relevant laws and regulations to enable companies and their counsel to better understand China’s antitrust regime,” said Peter Wang, leader of Jones Day's antitrust practice in China.

Along with Mr. Wang, the book is co-authored by Jones Day antitrust partners Sebastien Evrard and former MOFCOM official Yizhe Zhang, based in Jones Day's Hong Kong and Beijing offices, respectively, and associate Baohui Zhang.

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Fernand Lavallee has joined its Washington Office as a partner in the Government Regulation Practice focusing on government contracts. He was formerly a partner in DLA Piper's Washington office.

Mr. Lavallee has represented companies in all aspects of federal, state, and local procurement law matters, including counseling, litigating, and teaching contractors in all areas. He has litigated government contracts and other cases before various federal and state courts and brought bid protests and contract claims before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, various boards of contract appeals, and the Government Accountability Office, as well as size protests before the Small Business Administration. Mr. Lavallee presented on U.S. federal public procurement at the 1st Interdisciplinary Symposium on Public Procurement, co-sponsored by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen, held in Rome, Italy. He is widely recognized for expertise in connection with intellectual property rights under federal government contracts, and has been called as a testifying expert witness in trial on the subject. Mr. Lavallee works with companies providing products and services to both civilian and defense agencies.