Ninette Dodoo

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Ninette Dodoo is counsel and co-head of Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade practice in China. She spent over 10 years in Brussels advising clients on EU and multi-jurisdictional matters before relocating to Beijing in 2009 to head the Chinese antitrust practice of another magic circle firm. Ninette specialises in the antitrust and regulatory aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and investigations in Asia-Pacific. She has recently acted on some of the most significant matters in China. She has extensive experience advising multi-national companies, state-owned enterprises and sovereign wealth funds across a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences, consumer goods, food and beverages, mining and IT. Ninette has also advised multi-national companies involved in investigation procedures, and has counseled multi-national companies on compliance with antitrust laws.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Anti-Monopoly Committee of the State Council (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Shanghai)

Articles

14564 Bulletin

Donghao Cui, Tracy Lu, Alastair Mordaunt, Hazel Yin, Ninette Dodoo The Chinese Competition Authority launches a public consultation on proposed amendments to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law

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On 2 January 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (the “SAMR”) launched a public consultation on proposed amendments to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (the “AML”). This signals the dawn of “Version 2.0” of China’s competition law, which has been on China’s legislative agenda since 2015. (...)

Georgia Dawson, Robert Ashworth, Royce Miller, Alan Wang, Yuxin Shen, Ninette Dodoo, Nicholas French, Alastair Mordaunt, Tim Mak, Donghao Cui The Chinese National People’s Congress confirms plans to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body called the State Administration for Market Supervision

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China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) confirmed plans last week to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body called the State Administration for Market Supervision. At the same time, the NPC also confirmed plans to merge China’s banking and (...)

Ninette Dodoo, Alastair Mordaunt, Nicholas French The Chinese State Council submits proposals to the National Competition Authority to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body, the State Administration for Market Supervision

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China’s State Council has submitted proposals to the National People’s Congress (NPC) to merge China’s three antitrust authorities into a single agency under a new government body called the State Administration for Market Supervision. The reform follows several years of speculation of an (...)

Alda Tsang, Alastair Mordaunt, Ninette Dodoo, Nicholas French, Joy Wong, William Robinson The Hong Kong Competition Authority takes ten construction and engineering companies to the Tribunal for an alleged market sharing and price fixing cartel relating to the renovation of over 800 flats in the public housing sector (On Tat Estate)

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Yesterday, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the HKCC) took ten construction and engineering companies to the Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) for an alleged market sharing and price fixing cartel relating to the renovation of over 800 flats in On Tat Estate, a public housing estate in (...)

Joy Wong, Ninette Dodoo, Nicholas French, Alastair Mordaunt The Chinese MOFCOM fines an imaging and optical products manufacturer for failure to notify its acquisition of a company active in the medical equipment sector (Canon / Toshiba Medical Systems)

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On 16 December 2016, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published its decision to fine Canon Inc. (Canon) for failure to notify its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) under the Anti-Monopoly Law (the AML). The decision is an important development for two key reasons: (...)

Ninette Dodoo, Paul Yde, Alastair Mordaunt The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacates a $147 million antitrust judgement on international comity grounds against a vitamin-C manufacturer who was legally required to set prices and reduce quantities abroad (Vitamin C)

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On September 20, in a landmark decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court’s decision in In re: Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation on international comity grounds. In vacating a $147m antitrust judgment against Chinese vitamin C manufacturers, the Second (...)

Alastair Mordaunt, Nicholas French, Ninette Dodoo, Lisa Eger The Beijing High Court rejects an appeal in China’s first follow-on private action against six infant formula suppliers for engaging in resale price maintenance (Junwei Tian / Carrefour / Abbott)

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In one of the most notable decisions at the end of last year, the Beijing High Court rejected an appeal in China’s first follow-on private action in Junwei Tian v. Beijing Carrefour Shuangjing Store and Abbott Shanghai. The claim followed the decision in 2013 of China’s National Development and (...)

Nicholas French, Ninette Dodoo, Joy Wong, Kailun Ji The China’s National Development and Reform Commission fines three manufacturers of an insomnia drug for refusing to supply its pharmaceutical ingredients to other competitors and for raising its prices (Huazhong / Xinyi / Siyao)

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China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), one of China’s three agencies responsible for antitrust enforcement, recently published its decisions to fine three Chinese companies active in the manufacture of estazolam (a drug commonly used to treat insomnia) for refusing to supply (...)

Ninette Dodoo The Belgian Competition Council conditionally clears a merger in phase II between several owners of cable networks for telecommunications services in Wallonia (Tecteo / Brutele - Câble Wallon)

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The operation Following a Phase II review, by decision dated 25 April 2008 the Council authorized the two-stage merger resulting in the acquisition of control by Tecteo of certain cable networks in Wallonia. The concentration involved several associations of local authorities transferring (...)

Ninette Dodoo The Belgian Competition Council abolishes one of the conditions imposed in the context of a merger clearance in the markets of cable infrastructure and pay television channels, related to the obligation on the acquirer - a cable operator - to make available the premium content pay television channel on alternative infrastructures (Telenet Bidco / Canal+)

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The operation At the request of the acquirer, a cable operator, the Belgian Competition Council abolishes one of the conditions imposed in the context of a merger clearance in the markets of cable infrastructure and pay television channels. The Competition Council’s review concerned the (...)

Ninette Dodoo The Belgian Competition Council cleared a merger in the markets for parking area concessions and motorway restaurant services subject to remedies, including prohibition on bidding for new concessions, or prolonging existing ones and termination of certain supply obligations and fidelity rebate schemes (Autogrill/Carestel)

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The operation By decision dated 9 October 2006, the Belgian Competition Council authorised the merger between Autogrill and Carestel subject to remedies. The merger combined the parties’ fast food and commercial catering activities. The market(s) concerned by remedy(ies) The Belgian (...)

Ninette Dodoo The Belgian Competition Council approves the acquisition of a financial newspaper subject to conditions, including a prohibition on tied offers of newspapers or of advertising space and a prohibition on applying discriminatory conditions to the supply of financial information to the written press in Belgium (Editeco / Les Echos)

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The operation NV Uitgeversbedrijf De Tijd, owned by NV Rossel & Cie. and NV De Persgroep, acquired all the shares of NV Editeco, owner of the "Les Echos" financial newspaper. The original transaction was notified and approved on 26 January 2004 (2004-C/C-16). Third parties appealed the (...)

Ninette Dodoo The Belgian Competition Council conditionally cleared an acquisition in the funeral insurance market subject to non-discrimination and other behavioural remedies (Dela Holding/Sophia Group/Waterland Equity Fund/BVBA)

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By the operation cleared by the Belgian Competition Council in phase I (extended at the request of the parties) on 10 June 2005, N.V. Dela Holding, active in the funeral insurance and related services sector, acquires N.V. Sophia Group, a Belgian company that runs funeral homes in Belgium. The (...)

1919 Review

Books

Price 215€00 Wang Xiaoye Liber Amicorum

Without Professor Xiaoye Wang, Chinese competition law would not be in the shape it is today. Perhaps the key competition statute – the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) – would not even have been enacted (...)

Date 20 November 2019
Author(s): Adrian Emch, Wendy Ng (Editors)
Price 215€00
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