Dr. Qiang Xue was one of the first antitrust lawyers practicing in China and was involved in drafting the Anti-Monopoly Law of 2007. He represents clients in all aspects of antitrust law, including government investigations, merger reviews, and private litigations. In addition to extensive experience regarding China Anti-Monopoly Law, Qiang regularly advises Chinese companies on overseas antitrust and government regulation matters, especially antitrust investigations in other major jurisdictions.
From 2006 to 2014, Qiang held various positions in the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), the predecessor of the present anti-monopoly enforcement agency, the State Administration for Market Regulation of China (SAMR). As deputy director of the NDRC Bureau of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly, he was responsible for NDRC's anti-monopoly regulations and rules. During this time he led many high-profile antitrust investigations across a number of sectors including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, insurance, and banking. Qiang also had an active role in international cooperation between China and other countries regarding antitrust and competition issues and was seconded by NDRC to the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission and the Fair Trading Office of the United Kingdom in 2011 and 2012. Before joining NDRC, he practiced law at a Chinese law firm where he focused on dispute resolution and government regulation. He also worked in Jones Day's Washington, D.C. antitrust practice and government regulation practice (economic sanctions, CFIUS, and export control) before returning to Beijing in 2017.
Qiang has published numerous articles related to competition law and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
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Combination of China's Three Antitrust Enforcement Agencies May Bring More Aggressive Enforcement Over Long Run
- January 2019
Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2019 (China section)
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Change of Relationship of Industrial Policy and Competition Policy in Japan, China Economic Herald
Suspension of Investigation in Anti-Price Monopoly Enforcement, Price Theory and Practice
Legal Liability for Price Monopoly Behaviors, Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly in China
Leniency Program in Anti-Price Monopoly Enforcement, Price Theory and Practice
Anti-Cartel Law and Enforcement in China — A Survey, China's Anti-Monopoly Law: The First Five Years (Wolters Kluwer)
The Best Policy Arrangements to Deter Monopoly Agreements, China Price Supervision and Check
Analysis Framework for Finding Market Dominance in EU, China Price Supervision and Check
The methodology of Deciding Appropriate Anti-Monopoly Fine, China Price Supervision and Check
Anti-Monopoly Enforcement Practices and the Relevant Lessons, China Price Supervision and Check
How to Apply the Anti-Price Monopoly Regulation and the Regulation on Anti-Price Monopoly Administrative Enforcement Procedure, China Price Supervision and Check
Anti-Monopoly Enforcements in Financial Sectors in Relevant Jurisdictions, China Price Supervision and Check
Undertaking's Price Behaviors from the AML Perspective — Loyalty Rebate as an Example, China Price
Several Legal Issues on the Anti-Monopoly Law, China Price Supervision and Check
- November 29, 2018New Antitrust Agency in Place, What We Expect for China Antitrust Enforcement, Global Antitrust & Competition Law Forum, Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Taiwan and Jones Day
- April 2018Moderator for antitrust, economic sanctions, export control and CFIUS sessions, 2018 Jones Day Overseas Compliance Seminar Series
- January 23, 2018Managing Antitrust Risks in Business, CLE Academy Shanghai 2018
- November 2017Overseas Antitrust Risks for Chinese Aviation Companies, 2017 conference of Aviation Section of China Law Society
- August 2017Introduction to Overseas Antitrust Risks
- July 27, 2017Antitrust Enforcement and International Trade, Jones Day "Litigations and investigations in U.S." seminar
- February 16, 2017China's Merger Control--Rules, Cases and Trends, the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
December 12, 2014
Key Procedural Issues in Anti-Monopoly Investigation
June 13, 2014
Recent Developments in Anti-Price Monopoly Enforcement by NDRC
July 10, 2013
New Measures on Reporting by Local Anti-Monopoly Authorities to NDRC to Enhance Enforcement Consistency
April 26, 2013
How to Collect and Utilize Evidence in Anti-Monopoly Enforcement
November 14, 2012
Some Key Legal Issues in Implementation of AML
March 22, 2012
Recent Development in China's Anti- Monopoly Law — New Rules and Cases, DG Competition, EU Commission
March 7, 2012
Overview of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law—Agencies, Rules and Cases, Helsinki University
September 16, 2011
NDRC's Anti-Price Monopoly Enforcement Practices, Asian Competition Association 2011 Annual Conference
March 2, 2011
An Introduction to NDRC's Anti-Price Monopoly Enforcement
April 23, 2011
Recent Development of NDRC's Rules on Abuse of Dominance
- Georgetown University (LL.M. 2016); Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Ph.D. in Economics 2011); Peking University (LL.M. 2006); Capital University of Economics and Business (LL.B. 2002)
- New York
- Deputy Director, Bureau of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), People's Republic of China (2006-2014)
- Chinese (Mandarin) and English