Dr. BaidingWu (David)


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Dr. Baiding (David) Wu has a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge of global antitrust and competition laws, enforcement, and policies. At Jones Day, he has leveraged his rich antitrust experience in advising global clients on the full scope of antitrust law, including merger clearance, cartel and single conduct investigations, antitrust audit and counseling, antitrust litigation, and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property rights. He has experience in a range of industries, including chemicals, agriculture, automobile and new energy vehicles, transportation, financial services, semiconductors, digital economy, real estate, energy, pharma, and medical devices.

David also works closely with the Firm's Global Disputes, Government Regulation, and Investigations & White Collar Defense practices to advise clients on cross-border disputes resolution, economic sanctions, trade regulation, and FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day, David was a post-doctorate fellow at The George Washington University Competition Law Center where he worked with Professor William E. Kovacic, the former chairperson of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and performed research on merger remedies and abuse of dominance in the digital market.

David had served as secretary of the Expert Advisory Board of China's State Council Anti-Monopoly Commission. In this capacity, he helped the Commission coordinate the drafting of Anti-Monopoly Guidance on Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights.

David has published dozens of papers and articles involving antitrust and competition law in leading English and Chinese law journals, including the renowned Journal of Competition Law & Economics (Oxford University Press) and Competition Policy International Asian Chronicle.


  • Armor sells stake in ARMOR-IIMAK to AstorgJones Day advised EN5, controlling shareholders of the Armor group, on the management buyout of Armor Iimak group and the simultaneous 40% investment by Astorg Midcap in the Armor Iimak group.
  • Valmet completes statutory merger with NelesJones Day served as global merger control and foreign direct investment counsel to Valmet Oyj (excluding Finland) in its statutory merger with Neles Corporation.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • EDF acquires 50% of Orange ConcessionsJones Day acted as antitrust counsel to EDF Invest on the merger control/antitrust aspects of its acquisition (together with the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) and the Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance (CNP)) of 50% of the capital and voting rights of Orange Concessions which is active in the roll out of fiber in France in less densely populated areas.