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Associate General Counsel, Regulatory
Ruth Chen is Associate General Counsel in the Regulatory team at Facebook, where she handles competition issues for the company in the Asia Pacific region.
Senior Foreign Attorney (Partner)
Shin & Kim
John Choi is partner (senior foreign lawyer) in Shin & Kim's Antitrust Group. Mr. Choi is one of the pioneer foreign lawyers in Korea. Prior to coming to Korea more than two decades ago, Mr. Choi practiced law with a major firm in California. In the years immediately following the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, Mr. Choi led many landmark investment transactions. While being a partner at Shin & Kim's antitrust group, Mr. Choi was an adjunct professor of law at Seoul National University, College of Law, Korea's top undergraduate school of law. In 2018, Mr. Choi was appointed to the Steering Committee and Advisory Committee at Korea University's American Law Center. Mr. Choi has also been a non-government advisor for International Competition Network for many years, and served as Chair of GCR Conference in Seoul. Mr. Choi has been recognized as Leading Individual since 2013 and Band 1 Lawyer in 2016 by Chambers Asia, and he was recognized as Recommended Lawyer by Legal500 in 2014, 2016, and 2018.
Analysis Group, Inc
Dr. Dawson, a Vice President in the Analysis Group, Inc., has more than 18 years of experience consulting with clients and conducting economic analysis in a broad range of cases, including antitrust, intellectual property, false advertising, securities, and finance matters. In these engagements, Dr. Dawson has supported counsel in all phases of the litigation process – understanding complex claims, assisting with fact and expert discovery, and providing trial support. Some examples of the issues she has provided consulting services in antitrust disputes include analyzing the relevant product and geographical market, ascertaining competition and barrier to entry, evaluating the alleged market power, determining the market impact of the alleged anti-competitive conduct, and assessing damages resulting from the alleged anti-competitive behavior. Having provided consulting services to clients on numerous intellectual property disputes, Dr. Dawson’s current research interests lie at the intersection of intellectual property and anti-trust issues.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Andrew Foster is recognised as a leading practitioner of Chinese, EU, U.S. and other international antitrust regimes, having practiced in Skadden’s New York, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Repeatedly selected for inclusion as a leading competition lawyer in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal: Competition, Mr. Foster has published widely on international competition issues. He has also helped guide the merger control reviews of some of the most high-profile technology mergers in recent years, including HPE/Cray, IBM/Red Hat, NXP/Qualcomm, NXP/Freescale, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia/Microsoft, Dell/EMC, Western Digital/SanDisk, Cavium/Marvell Technology, Broadcom/Avago Technologies, Intel/Mobileye, HP/Samsung Electronics Printers and many others.
Regional Counsel APAC
Knut Fournier is an in-house lawyer working for StubHub, eBay’s ticketing platform. He teaches at the Shue Yan University of Hong Kong. His research is on competition law in Southeast Asia, in Hong Kong, and in regulated markets.
Knut’s latest paper is on abuse of dominance in Southeast Asia.
He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Competition Association.
Senior Director (Business and Economics)
Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore
Herbert Fung is Senior Director (Business and Economics) at the Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), where he supervised a range of cases including the Grab-Uber merger, SISTIC’s abuse of dominance, the Singapore Medical Association Guidelines of Fees, the joint venture between Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines, and the Petrol Market Study. He also supervises the Consumer Policy Unit and Data and Market Analytics Unit at CCCS. Prior to joining CCCS in 2008, he was Senior Economic Advisor at the Office of Telecommunications Authority in Hong Kong, and before that, Associate (Equity Research) at Credit Suisse. Herbert graduated with a dual-degree in economics and statistics from the University of Chicago, and holds a post-graduate diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London.
Assistant Director, Technology Task Force
Federal Trade Commission
Patricia Galvan is the Assistant Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Technology Task Force. The Task Force consists of a team of attorneys who will investigate and litigate potential violations of the antitrust laws in high-technology markets. Ms. Galvan previously served as Deputy Assistant Director in the Mergers III Division for over ten years and has been with the FTC as a staff attorney since 1999. She has spoken to competition enforcement agencies around the world as part of the agency’s technical assistance program, and is a regular speaker on antitrust issues at professional conferences.
Kim & Chang
Youngjin Jung is a partner of Kim & Chang’s Antitrust Practice Group. He has extensive experience in all areas of antitrust and competition law in the industries such as IT, finance, semiconductor, aviation and chemical industries. He has served as a member of the cartel advisory board of the KFTC and as Non-Governmental Advisor for the International Competition Network. Dr. Jung, an author of numerous articles including an ABA Treatise entitled "Competition Laws outside the United States," "Cartel Enforcement Worldwide" (Cambridge University Press)(2009), received his doctoral degree from Yale Law School and has served as a visiting professor at Duke Law School and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School. Dr. Jung is an officer of IBA International Antitrust Committee and member of the ABA International Cartel Task Force Committee. He is listed in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and in Chambers Asia and is noted as a leading expert in Technology, Media and Telecommunication by Euromoney.
King & Wood Mallesons
Wayne Leach is a Partner in the Competition Law Group at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney, Australia.
Wayne regularly advises large corporations on strategically important competition law issues associated with mergers, joint ventures, industry collaborations, access to essential infrastructure, regulatory or sectoral studies, and regulatory investigations across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Wayne represents clients in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment and technology, financial, resources, export infrastructure, agricultural, petrol, fast-moving consumable goods, insurance and education sectors.
Wayne is recognised in Chambers and a range of other directories as a leading competition lawyer. In 2017, he was recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Future Leader.
Wayne was awarded the University Medal in Law and Supreme Court Judges Prize at the Australian National University.
Prior to re-joining King & Wood Mallesons, worked in the international antitrust practice of a magic circle firm in Brussels, and as Senior Corporate Lawyer at Sydney Airport.
Karen Leung is an Asia-Pacific counsel in Uber, covering antitrust law and competition policy. She has a particular interest in the application of competition law in the digital economy and mergers.
Karen was awarded the British Chevening Postgraduate Scholarship and a LLM in EU Competition Law (Distinction) from Queen Mary University of London in 2018. In addition, she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London.
Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange)
Chair of Finance
Stelux Professor in Finance
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Chen LIN joined The University of Hong Kong (HKU) as Chair of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics in 2013. Before joining HKU, he was on the faculty team of the Department of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). At CUHK, he became Full Professor in Finance in 2010 and was awarded the Choh-Ming Li Professorship in Finance in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Engineering from the South China University of Technology in 2000 and a MBA (2004), M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006) from Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida. His research interests include banking and financial institutions, corporate finance, financial contracting, financial regulation, and development economics.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Alex Okuliar is an antitrust lawyer focusing on technology and innovation issues. During his 20-year career, Alex has represented numerous companies in high-profile deals, investigations, and litigation. Alex also has served in both the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. Immediately before joining Orrick in 2015, Alex advised FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen on competition and consumer protection matters, including technology platform mergers, big data and privacy investigations, global competition policy developments, and IP/antitrust litigation. Alex is active in the American Bar Association and currently serves as the co-chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law IP Committee. He also serves on the executive committee of the Telecommunications and Electronic Media practice group of the Federalist Society.
Alex has been recognized for his work in leading publications, including Chambers USA, Global Competition Review, and Who’s Who Legal. He is a frequent writer and speaker on competition policy issues impacting the technology industry.
University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
University Term Professor
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
D. Daniel Sokol is the University of Florida Research Foundation Professor at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. He is also Senior Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Sokol focuses his teaching and competition scholarship on complex business issues from early stage start-ups to large multinational businesses and the issues that businesses face: corporate governance, compliance, innovation, pricing strategies, M&A, collusion, and disparate business regulation around the world. Sokol is also an ICN non-governmental advisor.
Chair of Economics
Henry G Leong Professor in Economics
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Wing SUEN was educated at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. After doing post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago, he returned to his alma mater in 1989 and is now Chair of Economics at the School of Economics and Finance. He had also held research or teaching positions at Simon Fraser University, Harvard University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Wing's research interests center around applied microeconomic theory. He has done some work on efficiency and early contracting in two-sided matching markets. One of his current research areas looks at the transmission of information across individuals with divergent beliefs and motives. An application that is close to the heart of the academician is the issue of grade inflation in higher education. He argues that the college professor, in playing the dual role of advocate and judge for his students, is trapped into an inefficient equilibrium in which grades are too high.
Deputy Secretary General for International Affairs
Japan Fair Trade Commission
Mr. Suwazono took the current position, Deputy Secretary General for International Affairs, last July. Prior to it, he worked as the Head of Local Office of Japan Fair Trade Commission, JFTC in Osaka from April 2017. During July 2013 to March 2017, he worked as the Director of International Affairs Division of JFTC, engaging in negotiation of Trans Pacific Partnership and several MOUs with competition authorities of Australia, Canada, China, Kenia, Korea, Mongolia and technical assistance activities cooperating with various institutions including OECD and UNCTAD. He also experienced several director positions，including the one in charge of drafting amendment bill of Anti-Monopoly Act and investigation of several cases in JFTC, and also in Cabinet Office, Cabinet Secretariat and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. From 2009 to 2010, he taught competition laws and consumer protection laws as a professor in Law School of Tohoku University.
Dr. Wang Zhining works as a senior associate in T&D Associates. T&D is recognised as one of the top domestic law firms in the field of antitrust law practice in China. T&D has been awarded for 10 times as the “Band One Chinese Law Firm in Competition/Antitrust” by Chambers and Partners since 2010.
Dr. Wang’s practice focuses on antitrust laws. In the field of antitrust law, Dr. Wang has represented and advised on all aspects of antitrust issues with solid expertise in a broad range of antitrust issues, including merger control, cartels, abuses, antitrust civil litigation, antitrust compliance, etc.
Dr. Wang is a certified PRC lawyer.
Senior Vice President
Jason Jianjun Wu is a Senior Vice President with Compass Lexecon and specializes in economic analysis of antitrust and competition matters. His experience includes competitive analysis of mergers and acquisitions, price-fixing, monopolization, vertical restraints and exclusionary conduct. He has also worked on intellectual property disputes involving fair and reasonable royalties for Standard Essential Patents and copyrighted music contents. He has presented his research to regulatory agencies including the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in China and Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC). He has also assisted numerous clients and provided crucial support to expert witnesses for their testimonies in antitrust and regulatory matters in Australia, China, Europe and the United States.
Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from Sun Yat-sen University. He is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, and is fluent in English.
Dr. Wu has published in peer-reviewed journals including the Rand Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Economics and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and he continues to actively pursue research in economic and industrial organization. He has served as a referee for various leading economic journals and received an Outstanding Referee Award from the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control in 2010.
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsushi Yamada is a partner at the Tokyo office of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune focusing on competition law. Prior to joining Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, he has worked at a Tokyo office of a US law firm and a local Japanese firm after serving as a judge at the Tokyo District Court as well as other courts.
His competition law practice covers all aspects of competition law including assisting clients in investigations by competition authorities (cartels/dominance/unfair trade practices), representation in courts/tribunals challenging decisions made by competition authorities, follow-on civil litigation, and merger filings. He also provides advice relating to structuring new businesses and compliance programs. His clients include both multinational and Japanese companies in various industries, such as information technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, transportation, financial institutions and trading houses.
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