Susan Ning

King & Wood Mallesons (Beijing)
Lawyer (Partner)

Susan Ning is a Senior Partner and the head of the International Trade and Antitrust & Competition Group of King & Wood Mallesons. Ms. Ning’s current practice focuses on three main areas: securing MOFCOM merger clearance for clients, advising on AML compliance issues and antitrust litigation. Since the enactment of the AML on 1 August 2008, she has, together with her strong team of antitrust and competition lawyers, undertaken more than 200 antitrust merger control filings on behalf of blue-chip clients, which mostly consist of multinational corporations. Ms. Ning has also taken a very active role in assisting and advising the government on the AML legislation and its implementing rules.


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King & Wood Mallesons (Beijing)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Beijing)
Competition Authority of Kenya (Nairobi)
Compass Lexecon (Washington)
University of Johannesburg
New York University
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)
Ericsson (Washington)


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6207 Bulletin

Kate Peng, Susan Ning The Chinese Supreme Court elaborates detailed fundamental principles of anti-monopoly law, in particular in the context of abuse of dominance on the internet market, in its first anti-monopoly case (Qihoo / Tencent)


The Supreme Court Goes Online with Anti-Monopoly Law Principles:A Review of Qihoo v.s. Tencent Abuse of Market Dominance Case* Introduction On 15 November 2011, Qihoo issued proceedings against Tencent in the Guangdong Higher Court, asserting that Tencent had abused its dominant position, (...)

Kate Peng, Susan Ning The State Administrative for Industry and Commerce of China finds that a company abused its dominant position by treating customers of equal standing in a discriminatory manner without justifiable cause (Xuzhou City Tobacco Corporation)


SAIC’s First Decision on Discriminatory Treatment* On 4 November 2014, the State Administrative for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) published a decision in which it found that the Pizhou branch of the Xuzhou City Tobacco Corporation (the “Pizhou Tobacco Branch”) had abused its dominant position in (...)

Susan Ning The Chinese NDRC and China’s Civil Aviation Authority hold discussions with representatives of the IATA on an antitrust immunity programme for airline alliances


Chinese Regulators Contemplate Antimonopoly Immunity Scheme for Airline Operators * On May 29, 2013, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC“) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC“) held a seminar discussing the potential issues in setting up an antimonopoly immunity (...)

Susan Ning The Chinese Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court rules in favour of a consumer in a case of abuse of dominance on the market for local cable service (Shanxi Broadcast)


Chinese Consumer Wins Abuse of Dominance Civil Action against Tie-in Sales in Program Bundling* On January 5th, 2013, the Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court (the “Court”) ruled in favor of a consumer who sued Shanxi Broadcast & TV Network Intermediary (Group) Co., Ltd. (“Network”), the local (...)

Susan Ning The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirms investigation for abuse of dominance against two giant State-owned telecommunication operators (China Telecom / China Unicom)


Earlier Rumor Confirmed: China Telecom and China Unicom under Antitrust Investigation* On November 9, 2011, an earlier rumor indicating that China Telecom is under antitrust investigation for alleged abuse of dominance in the broadband market was confirmed by the National Development and (...)

Susan Ning The Chinese MOFCOM conditionally clears a joint venture involving a Chinese State-owned company in order to license coal-water slurry gasification technology (GE / Shenhua)


MOFCOM Imposed Conditions on SOEs - GE/Shenhua Deal* Only 10 days after its conditional clearance of the Alpha V/Savio deal, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published, on 10 November 2011, the third conditional merger clearance of this year approving the proposed joint venture between (...)

213 Review

Hazel Yin, Susan Ning China: Introduction to China’s Anti-monopoly Law


2015 marks the seventh anniversary of China’s Anti-monopoly Law (the “AML”). The AML is gradually taking root and has contributed to shaping the economic landscape and competition status in China. As one of the first firms which took part in the drafting of the AML and thereby one of the first to (...)


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