H. Stephen Harris

Winston & Strawn (New York), Winston & Strawn (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Steve Harris is partner at Winston & Strawn. He practices antitrust law, including class actions and cartel and merger investigations, before U.S. and international courts and agencies. He also represents financial institutions in complex regulatory and commercial litigation. Steve has extensive experience in Asia and serves as the Firm’s Asia competition law coordinator. Steve handles civil and criminal antitrust litigation and cartel investigations in a broad range of industries, including financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, information technology, electronics, health care, consumer products, retail, and software. He also has represented major money-center banks in numerous cases against U.S. financial regulatory agencies. Recently, Steve represented a major Asian electronics manufacturer in class action antitrust litigation in California and, on appeal, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Steve also recently represented a European chemical manufacturer in the successful defense of a cartel investigation and in follow-on civil class action litigation in several U.S. federal district courts. Steve is editor-in-chief and coauthor of the two-volume treatise Competition Laws Outside the United States, published by the American Bar Association. He has served as the international officer of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, as well as a member of its Council, as vice chair of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and as a member of the International Bar Association Competition Law Committee. He speaks and writes frequently on antitrust topics. Steve is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the advisory board of the BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report.

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Jones Day (Beijing)
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Articles

18111 Bulletin

Bevin M.B. Newman, Giovanna M. Cinelli, H. Stephen Harris, Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese State Council publishes a notice detailing its national security review procedure for the acquisition by foreign investors of domestic companies

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The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has published a notice detailing its national security review («NSR») procedure for the acquisition by foreign investors of domestic Chinese companies («NSR Notice»). The NSR Notice, which implements Article 31 of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law, will be (...)

Akio Yamada, H. Stephen Harris, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues draft guidelines on the prohibition of abuse of a superior bargaining position under the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML)

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The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has issued draft guidelines on enforcement of the prohibition on abuse of a superior bargaining position, which long has been a violation of Japan’s « Anti-Monopoly Law » (AML) and has been enforced mostly through the Japanese administrative guidance system. (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese Price Regulator imposes higher fines against pricing and other competition law violations as new rules proposed

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Recent actions by the Chinese price regulator, the National Development and Reform Commission (« NDRC »), indicate an increasing emphasis on enforcement against pricing and other competition law violations. Companies in agriculture industries and other business sectors that could implicate (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese Competition Authorities publish first decision against price cartel under new anti-monopoly law (Guangxi)

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China’s competition law enforcement authorities published their first decision against a price cartel on March 30, 2010, more than one and a half years after the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into effect. This action against domestic rice noodle producers was reported by the National Development (...)

Akio Yamada, H. Stephen Harris, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe The Japanese Government proposes to reform the Fair Trade Commission’s hearing procedure for antitrust violations

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The Japanese government has proposed significant changes to the procedures for challenging orders issued for antitrust violations by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). The Cabinet submitted a bill of amendments to the Antimonopoly Act (AMA) to the House of Representatives (Shugiin) on (...)

Chris Ahern, H. Stephen Harris The Australian Senate passes a bill that introduces new criminal and civil offenses on cartel conduct (Trade Practices Amendment - Cartel Conduct and Other measures - Bill 2009)

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Following the international trend towards criminalizing cartel offenses, the Australian Senate passed a bill on June 16 that amends the key antitrust law in Australia, the Trade Practices Act 1974, by introducing parallel civil and criminal sanctions on cartel conduct. The Trade Practices (...)

Akio Yamada, H. Stephen Harris, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe The Japanese Parliament passes amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Act to strengthen cartel enforcement and expand the scope of single-firm conduct subject to fines

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On June 3, 2009, the Japanese Diet passed a bill that will amend the Japanese Anti-Monopoly Act (“Amendments”) to impose larger surcharges (administrative fines) on companies engaged in cartels and certain types of unilateral conduct and increased prison sentences for individuals participating in (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese Antitrust Authority requires capacity divesture in a merger between two leading manufacturers of methyl methacrylate products (Mitsubishi Rayon, Lucite International Group)

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On April 24, 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced conditional approval of the proposed acquisition of Lucite International Group Limited by Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. This is the first MOFCOM decision requiring parties to divest a portion of their production capacity as a (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese Antitrust Authority denies merger approval between US leading soft drinks and Chinese juice manufacturers (Coca Cola Company / Huiyuan)

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Today the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced that it had denied antitrust approval of The Coca-Cola Company’s proposed acquisition of a famous Chinese Juice manufacturer, China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited («Huiyuan»). MOFCOM’s decision to block the Coke deal, after its conditional (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang A Shanghai Court announces the creation of a specialized panel of judges dedicated to hearing anti-monopoly lawsuits

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On December 22, 2008, the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate Court announced the establishment of a new specialized combined panel of judges (called the "反垄断案件专项合议庭" in Chinese, and referred to below as the "Specialized AML Panel") dedicated to hearing AML lawsuits and related actions. The Specialized AML Panel (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Shinya Watanabe The Korean Fair Trade Commission plans to strenghten enforcement against abuse of intellectual property rights by IT and pharmaceutical companies

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On December 18, 2008, the primary competition law agency of Korea, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (« KFTC »), submitted to the President of Korea the KFTC’s business plan for 2009. Among other priorities, the KFTC stated that it plans to « strengthen enforcement against abuse of intellectual (...)

H. Stephen Harris, Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese Congress adopts a new Anti-Monopoly Law implementing wide ranging reforms across Chinese antitrust and merger controls

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China’s National People’s Congress (« NPC ») finally adopted a new Anti-Monopoly Law (« AML ») in August after more than 10 years of drafting. The law will take effect on August 1, 2008. I. Overview The new AML is a tremendous leap forward for China, bringing it squarely into the modern world of (...)

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