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.
> 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
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
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