By Antitrust & Competition Group

On 23 December 2013, the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA) announced the establishment of the Antitrust Committee, showing that antitrust law has been recognized by the legal community in China as an important segment of the Chinese legal system.

The ACLA is the association of all admitted PRC lawyers.  It was established in 1986 according to the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Lawyers.  The newly established Antitrust Committee is one of the 22 professional committees under the ACLA.  Professional committees are responsible for providing guidance to lawyers regarding their practice, providing opinions and suggestions in the legislation process, and organizing workshops and conferences for communication of the latest development of the law.  We believe that the Antitrust Committee will provide a platform among antitrust practitioners, enforcement agencies, the judiciary and the academics and will play an active role in facilitating development of antitrust law in China.

Ms. Susan Ning, head of the Antitrust & Competition Group of King & Wood Mallesons was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Antitrust Committee.

Susan has also received the “World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyer” award from Euromoney, and is included in “The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2013” to be published by Who’s Who Legal and Global Competition Review.  The Antitrust & Competition Group of King & Wood Mallesons has also been recognized as the country’s leading antitrust practice group and received various honors and awards at the beginning of 2013:

  • Chambers and Commerce honored King & Wood Mallesons as a Leading Firm in Competition and Antitrust;
  • We received the “Asia Law Leading Lawyers 2012 for Competition & Antitrust” from Asia Law & Practice; 
  • Corporate INTL honored us at its “Corporate INTL Global Awards 2012” for “Cartel Regulation, Advisory Firm of the Year in China”.

In 2012, our practice further developed to cover not only traditional merger control business but also antitrust administrative investigations and antitrust civil litigations.  We are very pleased to receive these honors, which represent recognition from our clients and peers, and will continue to deliver top-notch services in the years ahead.