Overview

Experience

Vivian advises multinational and Chinese clients on the competition law regime in China and has extensive experience in transactional and compliance advisory work on Chinese merger control and behavioural antitrust investigation matters covering a broad range of industry sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Vivian was a partner of a major PRC firm specialised in competition, based in Beijing. Vivian also has years of antitrust experiences working in a leading international law firm in its Beijing, London and Brussels offices.

Vivian was recognized by Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers – Future Leaders, in 2019. She was the winner of China Law & Practice Awards 2015 Rising Star for Competition Law. Vivian was ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific as “Band 4” in 2019 and an “Up and Coming” Lawyer for 2017 and 2018; and has been named as an ‘Associates to watch’ in Chambers Asia Pacific “Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)” category from 2012 to 2016.

Her experience includes advising

>  Linde Group on the Chinese merger filing aspects of its EUR66bn merger with Praxair Inc

Rockwell Collins on the Chinese merger filing aspects of its US$30bn acquisition by United Technologies Corporation

an American medical device company in a high-profile investigation in the medical device sector launched and publicly decided by the Chinese antitrust regulator in 2016

an international chemical company in responding to administrative surveys and antitrust investigation launched by the Chinese antitrust authorities in 2016-2017

Baosteel on the PRC merger control aspects of its organizational restructure (merger) with WISCO and the coordination for the multi-jurisdictional merger notifications

Minebea on PRC merger control aspects of its RMB2.4bn acquisition of Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd; and Minebea-Mitsumi on the Chinese merger filing of its acquisition of a Japanese automotive component manufacturer U-shin

Canon on PRC merger control aspects of its RMB38.3bn acquisition of Toshiba Medical

an European financial institution on an internal global investigation concerning alleged market collusion and improper exchange of information and preparing leniency applications in various jurisdictions

a major Chinese e-commerce company on various antitrust compliance issues concerning potential abuse of dominance

Anheuser-Busch InBev on the PRC merger control aspects of its various M&A transactions in mainland China

numerous multinationals on providing comprehensive and systematic antitrust compliance training for their China and Asian businesses

Professional experience

2019 to date              Zhao Sheng Law Firm, Partner

2017 - 2019               Fangda Partners, Partner

2010 - 2017               Freshfields, Senior Associate

2008 - 2010               MWE China, Associate

2003 - 2007               IDG Asia, Legal counsel

Education

2013 - 2014               Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law (pass with Merit) from King’s College London

2007 - 2008               LLM degree from Boston University

1999 - 2003               Bachelor’s degree from China University of Political Science and Law

Languages

Mandarin, English