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Liang DING

Partner
Locations:Beijing
Title:Partner
Tel:+86 10 5268 2977 / +86 10 5268 2888
Fax:+86 10 5268 2999
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Mr. Ding focuses on merger filing, antitrust litigation, antitrust investigation, and antitrust compliance. He has accumulated a vast amount of experience in his more than ten years of practice. Mr. Ding was one of the first Chinese lawyers to appear in the WTO, and is one of the first lawyers in China to have been in contact with and long engaged in the 337 investigation practice.
Representative Matters
  • Merger Filing

  • Represented the four parties VCIC, Jiangsu Wanbang, FAW, and JAC to complete the merger control filing required to set up JV in China

  • Represented the two parties JAC and Volkswagen to complete the merger control filing required to set up JV in China

  • Cooperated with Chilean lawyers to complete the merger control filing of JAC and Volkswagen required to set up JV in Chile

  • Represented the two parties involved in Kunming Sinobright’s acquisition of share of 5I5J to complete the merger control filing

  • Represented Shandong Gold to complete the merger control filing of Shandong Gold’s acquisition of a 50% share of Minera Argentina Gold from Barrick Gold

  • Cooperated with Argentinian lawyers to complete the merger control filing of Shandong Gold’s acquisition of a 50% share of Minera Argentina Gold from Barrick Gold in Argentina

  • Represented the two parties involved in OCI’s acquisition of a 100% equity interest in Tokuyama Malaysia to complete the merger control filing

  • Represented the two parties involved to complete the merger control filing of Shenghong Group’s acquisition of a 100% share of Guowang Hi-tech

  • Represented the two parties involved to complete the merger control filing of Guorui Mining’s acquisition of share of Atlantic Welding

  • Represented the two parties involved to complete the merger control filing of Maoye Communication’s acquisition of share of Sinowel

  • Represented the three parties VCIC, Faw-VW, SAIC-VW to complete the merger control filing required to set up JV in China

  • Represented the Naning Sugar Fund to complete the merger control filing of Naning Sugar Fund’s acquisition of share of four sugar companies from AB Sugar

  • Represented Lafarge to complete the merger control filing between Lafarge and Holcim

  • Antitrust Litigation

  • Represented Hytera in Hytera vs. Motorola abuse of market dominance disputes

  • Represented Huawei in Huawei vs. Interdigital abuse of market dominance disputes

  • Represented Qihoo 360 in Qihoo 360 vs. Tencent abuse of market dominance disputes

  • Represented Ningbo Magnet Companies in Ningbo Magnet Companies vs. Hitachi Metals abuse of market dominance disputes

  • Represented Qihoo 360 in Emiage vs. Qihoo 360 abuse of market dominance disputes

  • Represented YY in YY vs. Netease abuse of market dominance disputes

  • Antitrust Investigation

  • Represented a telecommunication company in responding to an anti-monopoly investigation by the State Administration for Market Regulation  

  • Represented a shipping company in an anti-monopoly investigation by the NDRC and successfully suspended the investigations

  • Represented an multinational pharmaceutical company in responding to anti-monopoly investigations by the NDRC and Shanghai Price Bureau

  • Represented four chemical trading companies in Nantong in responding to an anti-monopoly investigation by the Jiangsu Price Bureau and successfully suspended the investigation

  • Represented a domestic auto company in responding to an anti-monopoly investigation by the NDRC

  • Represented a tobacco company in responding to antitrust investigations by the SAIC

  • Represented an online hotel booking company in responding to an anti-monopoly investigation of the NDRC

  • Antitrust Compliance

  • Assisted over 100 clients in establishing antitrust compliance programs by formulating internal antitrust guidelines, drafting standard operation procedures, providing antitrust trainings

  • Provided antitrust audits and simulated dawn raids services for multiple companies

  • WTO Dispute Settlement

  • Engeged by the MOFCOM defending China in China - IP Rights (WT/DS362)

  • Engeged by the MOFCOM defending China in China - Subsidy (WT/DS358,359)

  • Engeged by the MOFCOM representing China as a third party in Canada/US - Hormones Suspension (WT/DS320,321)

  • Engeged by the MOFCOM representing China as a third party in EC/US - Aircraft (WT/DS316,317)

  • Engeged by the MOFCOM representing China as a third party in EC - Biotech Products (WT/DS291,292,293)

  • Engeged by the MOFCOM representing China as a third party in Japan - Apples (21.5) (WT/DS245)

  • Section 337 Investigation

  • LED (337-TA-1114)

  • Drum (337-TA-1106)

  • Carbon steel and alloy steel (337-TA-1002)

  • Drum (337-TA-918)

  • Outdoor Grill (337-TA-895)

  • Tires (337-TA-894)

  • Rubber Resins (337-TA-849)

  • Hair Irons (337-TA-637)

  • Lighters (337-TA-575)

  • Laminated Floor Panels (337-TA-545)

  • Antidegradants (337-TA-533)

Education Background
  • Master of Laws, Georgetown University Law Center (2001, 2002)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

Professional Background
  • Mr. Ding is the head of antitrust and competition practice at DeHeng Law Offices. Mr. Ding joined DeHeng Law Offices in 2013. Before joining DeHeng, he worked at King and Wood Mallesons, Dewey Ballantine LLP in DC, China National Textile Import & Export Corp, and the US International Law Institute.

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Named “Recommended lawyer in antitrust and competition” by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017, 2018 & 2019

  • Named “Leading Lawyer in Competition & Antitrust” by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018,2019

  • Named “Leading Lawyer in the Area of Competition & Antitrust” by Asia Law 2016 & 2017

  • Named “Top Antitrust Lawyer in China” and “Top International Trade Lawyer in China” by Legal Band in 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018

  • Named “Client Choice Top 20 Lawyers in China” by ALB in 2014

  • The Lawyer Representative of second and third session of Beijing Xicheng District Bar Association from 2014-2022

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