Tuesday, 21 May
DeHeng Law Offices has hired Ding Liang and Hu Tie as partners in the firm’s Beijing antitrust practice.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), an American crop company, is buying GrainCorp, an Australian grain processor, for A$3.4 billion.
China’s Ministry of Commerce has approved Japanese trading house Marubeni’s US$5.6 billion takeover of US grain trader Gavilon with a hold-separate condition.
Margaret Wang and Richard Bird of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in China examine SAIC’s draft guidelines on the enforcement of competition law in relation to intellectual property rights in China
Kazuhiko Takeshima has led Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) for the past 10 years, overseeing its transformation from a domestically focused authority into one of the world’s leading antitrust enforcers. Takeshima retired at the end of September. David Vascott visited him at the JFTC’s headquarters in Tokyo shortly before he left to find out more about the successes and failures of the past decade
The competition law market in Japan remains mostly split between large Japanese firms that look after domestic clients and international firms that advise foreign companies on Japanese matters. David Vascott finds out which firms dominate the two camps