Yizhe Zhang

Jones Day (Beijing)
Lawyer (Partner)

Yizhe Zhang has extensive experience with complex antitrust and competition law issues. She represents clients in merger reviews, antitrust government investigations and enforcement actions, antitrust counseling and compliance, and private antitrust litigation. She has worked across numerous industries, including automotive, aviation, chemical, technology, pharmaceuticals, energy/natural resources, retail, and transportation. Her representative clients include Adobe, Arrow Electronics, Bekaert, Cliffs Natural Resources, General Motors, Koch Industries, Procter & Gamble, Rio Tinto, Sumitomo Corporation, SAP, and Texas Instruments. Before joining the Firm, Yizhe worked for China’s Anti-Monopoly Office of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and was heavily involved in the drafting of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law and other regulations for foreign mergers and acquisitions. Yizhe worked in Jones Day’s Washington antitrust practice before relocating to Beijing. She is a co-author of Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2011), a treatise on competition law in China, and Competition Law In China: Laws, Regulations, and Cases (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is a contributor of the China chapter of the book Antitrust Issues in International Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions (ABA Publication, 2012). She frequently publishes articles related to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

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Articles

12852 Bulletin

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce publishes guidelines on application of the anti-monopoly law to intellectual property rights

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After years of discussions, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce finally has released its guidelines on the application of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML") to intellectual property rights ("Guidelines"). The Guidelines will come into force on August 1, 2015. The Guidelines (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally clears a merger in the manufacture of flat panel displays sector (Merck / AZ Electronics)

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On April 30, MOFCOM approved the acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials S.A. (“AZ”) by Merck KGaA (“Merck”). MOFCOM’s review focused on two products that are components in the manufacture of flat panel displays (FPDs): liquid crystal and photoresist. The decision indicates that MOFCOM engaged (...)

Baohui Zhang, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Shanghai Higher Court and one of China’s antitrust regulators issues decisions that resale price maintenance violated China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (Rainbow / Johnson & Johnson)

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Within the same week, the Shanghai Higher Court and one of China’s antitrust antitrust regulators have issued decisions that resale price maintenance ("RPM") violated China’s Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). The decision of the Shanghai Higher Court involved an agreement between Johnson & Johnson (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally approves a merger between two leading hard drive disks manufacturers (Seagate / Samsung)

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has approved Seagate’s acquisition of the hard drive disk division of Samsung Electronics ("Samsung HDD") under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"), but imposed conditions to ensure that Samsung, although controlled by Seagate, remains an independent competitor. (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally publishes a conditional approval of a transaction in the coal sector under Anti-Monopoly Law (Shenhua JV)

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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") has published a conditional approval of proposed transaction under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). This decision reflects China’s view of the broad reach of the AML’s merger provisions and the lengthy procedure that merging parties can expect. (...)

Bevin M.B. Newman, Giovanna M. Cinelli, Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM publishes final rules on the national security review of foreign investment in national companies

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China has published new rules to implement the national security review that will be conducted as part of the review of mergers and acquisitions by foreign investors and involving Chinese companies. These rules provide for review and potential rejection of acquisitions of Chinese companies by (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese MOFCOM approves merger between potash producers but requires they continue to supply the Chinese market (Silvinit and Uralkali)

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On June 2, 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced conditional approval of the merger between Russian potash producers Silvinit and Uralkali. Since the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML") entered into force in 2008, MOFCOM has published only eight decisions, as it makes public only (...)

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 foreing 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 (...)

Peter J. Wang, Sébastien J. Evrard, Yizhe Zhang The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) adopt new leniency procedure in cartel investigations

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This article has been nominated by the Business Steering Committee for the business category, anticompetitive practices section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. This Commentary analyzes China’s leniency program for cartel (...)

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 (...)

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, 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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