Jones Day China Team Publishes First Chinese/English Compilation Of Competition Laws And Regulations In China; Adds Partners To Health Care And Life Sciences Practices

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:37

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 Mr. 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 Mr. Sebastien Evrard and former MOFCOM official Ms. Yizhe Zhang, based in Jones Day's Hong Kong and Beijing offices, respectively, and associate Ms. Baohui Zhang. This compilation is the follow-up to the first comprehensive treatise on Chinese antitrust law, Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China, which was also authored by Messrs. Wang and Evrard, and Ms. Zhang, among others, and was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. It covered the substantive provisions of the law and included advice on approaches to complying with the law's requirements, including analysis of likely interpretations and applications of the AML based on precedents in related economic laws and actions by other administrative agencies. An updated version of that treatise is forthcoming.

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced that it has added six partners to its Health Care and Life Sciences practices. Joining in Columbus later this month will be David Grauer, Lisa Han, and John Kirsner. All three will arrive from the Columbus office of the firm formerly known as Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs). Joining in Washingtonlater this month will be Scott Edelstein (from Squire Sanders' Washington office). In addition, Laura Laemmle-Weidenfeld has joined Jones Day's Washington Office from the firm formerly known as Patton Boggs LLP (now also Squire Patton Boggs), as has Laurie Clarke, from King & Spalding's Washington office. With these additions, a total of 15 new partners will have joined Jones Day's Health Care and Life Sciences practices since March of last year.