AmCham Shanghai’s Legal Committee invites you to join Insights into China's Merger Control Review and Key Takeaways on Friday, November 10th from 8:45 - 10:15 AM at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Room.

Gong Mingfang
, an anti-trust partner at JunHe LLP will present on:

  • Elements in Merger Control Test;
  • Considerations in Merger Control Review;
  • Factors Affecting Process and Outcome of Merger Control Review;
  • Procedure and Statistics Relating to Failure to File Merger Control Notification;
  • Latest Legislation Development;
  • Trends and Forecast

Following the presentation will be a panel discussion with Todd Liao, partner at Morgan Lewis and Sylvia Liu, attorney at Delphi, the panel will be moderated by Gentry Sayad, vice-chair of the legal committee and partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

08:45 Registration & Networking
09:00 Welcome Remarks
09:05 Presentation
09:35 Panel Discussion
10:00 Audience Q&A
10:15 Event Ends


  • Mingfang GONG (Partner at JunHe)

    Mingfang GONG

    Partner at JunHe

    Ms. Gong joined the JunHe Beijing Office in May 2010. Prior to joining JunHe, Ms. Gong worked for the Ministry of Commerce (Treaty and Law Department and Anti-monopoly Bureau) from August 2007 to April 2010. Ms. Gong worked at Slaughter and May, London Office as a secondee from JunHe for six months in 2013. Ms. Gong has extensive experience in merger control filings and is deeply involved in dozens of high-profile cases, including Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood, Dell’s acquisition of EMC, Abbott’s acquisition of St. Jude Medical, Thermo Fisher’s acquisition of Life Technologies, the merger between Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal, the merger between Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron, and the joint venture between INEOS and BASF. In addition to her rich experience in applying for clearance for complicated merger control filings, Ms. Gong is also an expert in handling filing complaints against transactions under merger control review, and dealing with MOFCOM’s inquiry and investigation over un-notified transactions. Ms. Gong also provides compliance advice and training to multinational companies in different industries including paper manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and car manufacturing, as well as advice in defending antitrust investigations on alleged anti-competitive practices and applying for leniency for certain infringements in China.

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  • Todd LIAO (Partner at Morgan Lewis)

    Todd LIAO

    Partner at Morgan Lewis

    Todd Liao works with clients on a wide range of financial transactions and legal issues involving China. He counsels multinational clients on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as well as local anti-corruption laws and regulations. Todd has developed FCPA and anti-corruption compliance programs, conducted FCPA investigations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Singapore and various other jurisdictions in Asia Pacific region, and counseled multinational clients regarding local law issues in connection with such investigations, including without limitation to compliance with local laws regarding state secrecy, data privacy, evidence preservation, employment disciplinary actions, due diligence and investigations relating to potential FCPA violations of third party agents and joint venture partners, responding to local government investigations and enforcement actions.

    Todd's antitrust practice encompasses a wide scope of work including antitrust filing for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, reviewing relationships with distributors and competitors, handling regulatory compliance and providing antitrust law training. His clients include multinational corporations investing or trading in China as well as Chinese enterprises engaging in cross-border transactions. He has experience in manufacturing, energy, mining and other industries.

    Todd also frequently conducts FCPA and local anti-corruption law compliance training in English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and Shanghainese dialect.

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  • Sylvia Liu (Attorney at Delphi)

    Sylvia Liu

    Attorney at Delphi

  • Gentry SAYAD (Moderator) (Partner, Co-Chair Asia Practice at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP)

    Gentry SAYAD (Moderator)

    Partner, Co-Chair Asia Practice at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

    Gentry Sayad focuses his practice on international transactions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and compliance issues and issues relating to intellectual property, dispute resolution, government relations, and China in-bound and out-bound investment. He also has a background in general commercial litigation. Mr. Sayad's industry experience includes clients in the manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, energy, insurance, and agricultural industries and he has represented private equity firms in relation to investments and transactions throughout Asia. He also has extensive experience representing not-for-profit and educational institutions.

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