STEPHEN HARRIS: Welcome to the afternoon session. I’m Steve
Harris, with Baker & McKenzie. We have a distinguished panel today, but
before we get started, I want to thank Barry Hawk for the invitation to
speak and for all he has done to organize this, and also thank Alice Wong,
who has done just a tremendous job on the logistics for this program. We
all owe her a debt of gratitude.
Today we’re going to hear from four speakers on the antimonopoly
law of China, which many of you, I’m sure, are quite familiar with, or at
least aware of. Yao Feng will start us off by giving us an overview of the
law. She is a partner at Broad & Bright in Beijing, where she was a
founding member of that firm. She graduated from Jilin Law School and
received an LL.M. at Columbia Law School in this city. She was
previously a government counsel at MOFTEC, which is now MOFCOM,
and continues to advise the government on various topics, including
antitrust law legislation.
Our second speaker will be Mike Yeh. Mike is Director of Regulatory
Affairs for Asia for Microsoft. He has been based in Beijing since 2008.
Prior to that, he was based in Redmond, Washington, and was the
antitrust lawyer for the Windows Digital Media Division. As you may
recall, those were some interesting days to have that job. He worked on
matters involving both the EU and the Korea case.
Our next speaker is Wentong Zheng. Wentong is a professor of law
at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He earned his J.D. and
Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, where he was executive
editor of the Stanford Law Review. He has written frequently, including
leading articles on the China antimonopoly law.
H. Stephen Harris, Jr., Baker & McKenzie LLP, Washington
Mark A. Cohen, Fordham Law School, New York
Yao Feng, Broad & Bright, Beijing
Michael Yeh, Microsoft, Beijing
Wentong Zheng, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville