Yizhe Zhang has extensive experience with complex antitrust and competition law issues. She represents clients in merger reviews, antitrust government investigations and enforcement actions, antitrust counseling and compliance, and private antitrust litigation. She has worked across numerous industries, including automotive, aviation, chemical, technology, pharmaceuticals, energy/natural resources, retail, and transportation.
Her experience includes significant Chinese government antitrust investigations of proposed mergers and acquisitions, such as Tokyo Electron's merger with Applied Materials, Baxter's acquisition of Gambro, Gavilon's acquisition by Marubeni, and Goodrich's acquisition by UTC. She also assists clients in conduct investigations by Chinese regulators in the automotive, health care, consumer products, and other industries.
Before joining the Firm, Yizhe worked for China's Anti-Monopoly Office of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and was heavily involved in the drafting of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law and other regulations for foreign mergers and acquisitions. She worked in Jones Day's Washington Office before relocating to Beijing.
She is a coauthor of Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2011), a treatise on competition law in China, and Competition Law In China: Laws, Regulations, and Cases (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is a contributor of the China chapter of the book Antitrust Issues in International Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions (ABA Publication, 2012). She frequently publishes articles related to China's Anti-Monopoly Law.
China Introduces Rules for Antitrust Review of Non-Reportable Transactions and Other Antitrust Regulations
- October 2018
Antitrust Training for HR Professionals: Is Your Compliance Programme Up-To-Date?, Competition Law International, Vol 14 No. 2.
- July/August 2018
Recent Gun Jumping Enforcement in the U.S., EU, and China Highlights Nuanced Rules, M&A Lawyer, 22 No. 9 M&A Law. NL 1
- April 2014
Interview with Shang Ming, The Antitrust Source
- April 2014
Interview with Xu Kunlin, The Antitrust Source
- January 2014
Competition Law in China: Laws, Regulations, and Cases, Oxford University Press
- July 2013
Refusal to Deal in China: A Missed Opportunity? China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: The First Five Years, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
- March 2012
Chapter on China, Antitrust Issues in International Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions, American Bar Association
- December 2011
Avoiding delays from Chinese merger review, The Deal Pipeline
- September 2011
China Merger Review: A New Gauntlet for Global M&A, The M&A Lawyer
Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China, Oxford University Press
- Spring 2010
International Antitrust, The International Lawyer
- September 2009
Proposed new rules promote anti-monopoly enforcement, China Daily
- February 18, 2014
2014 Speaker Series: China update: Current Business and Legal Issues
- May 29, 2013
Antitrust Law in the Aviation Industry
- June 2, 2011
China's Anti-Monopoly Law, An Update American Chamber of Commerce in China
- Columbia University (LL.M. 2006); Peking University (Master's in International Law 2003); Zhongnan University of Economics, Finance and Law (Bachelor's in Law 2000)
- California and New York
- Anti-Monopoly Office, Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China (2003-2005)
Recognized in the area of China antitrust by Chambers Asia (2012-2021)
Global Competition Review (GCR) "Women in Antitrust" (2016 and 2021), recognizing leading female antitrust lawyers around the world
Named as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer (2022)
- Chinese (Mandarin) and English