Ms Song is a full-time antitrust partner at AnJie Law Firm. She began practising law in the years immediately following the enactment of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, and since then has devoted her entire career to this area. She has thus accumulated extensive experience in all types of antitrust cases, including investigations, private actions, merger filings and compliance counselling.
She received a bachelor’s degree in law from the China University of Political Science and Law; and a master’s degree in competition law from the University of Bonn, Germany. Her solid knowledge of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and EU competition law gives her a distinct advantage when advising on global antitrust matters. Equipped with a rigorous education in EU competition law, Ms Song can not only comprehend competition issues in specific cases from a global perspective, but also make convincing arguments by drawing upon the practices and policies in other leading jurisdictions.
She has handled a number of high-profile and influential antitrust cases in China, including merger filing cases (MediaTek/Morning Star and ChemChina/Syngenta); antitrust private litigation (Panasonic and Sinopec); and investigations (relating to LCD, milk powder and auto parts), among many others. All these cases have been widely followed by enforcers, scholars and practitioners in China and around the world.
Ms Song has also accumulated an array of experience in IP-related competition cases. For example, she has experience of handling various IP-related competition litigations and advising numerous high-tech companies on whether their product designs comply with antitrust rules. She also provides competition law training; drafts compliance brochures; assists with mock interviews and dawn raids; and undertakes antitrust compliance reviews of business models for top 500 companies, Chinese SOEs and listed companies.
Ms Song has a very strong academic background in competition law. She currently serves as a researcher at the Competition Law Research Centre of Wuhan University, a first-tier university in China; and serves an academic adviser to LLM candidates at North China University of Technology. She is a regular speaker on competition issues at various high-level academic conferences, such as the annual forum of the Asian Competition Association and conferences organised by the International Chamber of Commerce. She published many academic articles related to hot topics in competition law, such as private antitrust litigations, digital platforms, standard essential patents and so on.
She is recommended as a leading competition/antitrust lawyer in China by Chambers & Partners (2017 to 2020) and The Legal 500. Ms Song has been named as one of China’s top 10 antitrust lawyers by China Intellectual Property Forum (2019) and as one of China’s top 15 female lawyers by LegalBand (2020).Ms Song’s clientele ranges from large state-owned enterprises to renowned multinational companies and medium-sized domestic/foreign companies. She has clients in various industries including automobiles, electronics, semiconductors, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, high-tech and software, energy, finance, transportation, machinery, aviation and consumer goods. Her professional devotion is well recognised by many clients.