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Broad&Bright KeyMember Yao FENG CARD


Education and Experience:
Ms. Feng graduated from Law School of Jilin University with theLL.B. degree in 1997. After graduation, Ms. Feng worked in Department of Treaty and Law of Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China as a governmental counsel from 1997 to 1999, and then worked as the director of Anti-Dumping Office from 1999 to 2001.Ms.Feng went to Columbia Law School, New York, USA in 2001 and gained the LL.Mdegree in 2002. Ms. Feng worked at Covington & Burling’s Washington D.C. Office from 2002 to 2003, and then joined Broad & Bright as one of the founding member.
Practice Areas:
Ms. Feng focuses on Antitrust laws,International Tradeand FDI areas in her practice.She has acted as the attorney forhundreds of filings to MOFCOM regarding Concentration of Undertakings, and has provided legal service in various International Trade disputes for companies and governments inChina, South Korea, Japan, United States, European Union and Russia. At the same time, she has rich experience in Customs Affairs, WTO, International Trade Dispute and FDI areas.

Ms. Feng has acted as the attorney for many significant deals as the head of Broad & Bright Antitrust team, and has rich experience in competitionlaw. The deals Ms. Feng represented includes: China’s first conditional approval of Inbev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch (2008). Ms. Feng represented Coco-cola in its acquisition of Huiyuan case (2009), which is one of the most complicated filings in China. In 2015, Ms. Feng and her team assisted Seagate in successfully obtaining approval by MOFCOM to lift its “hold separate” restriction, which is the first case where the “hold separate” conditions were completely released. Within the same year, Broad & Bright represented NXP in its acquisition of Freescale, which is the first conditional approval of MOFCOM where the “upfront buyer” situation was involved in the divestment remedy.In 2017, Broad & Bright represented five of the seven cases that were conditionally approved by MOFCOM. In 2018, after the institutional reform in china, the first conditional clearance by SAMR (the new antitrust agency) was also represented by Broad & Bright.The high quality servicehas won the recognition by clients and legal professionals. She was awarded by many prestigious legal ranking publications, including Chambers, Global Competition Review, China Business Law Journal and Asia Law & Practice.

Ms. Feng also has rich experience in International Trade and International Investment, she was in charge of numerous cases regarding anti-dumping, anti-subsidyand safeguardmeasures. Before entering private practice, Ms. Feng worked on Anti-Dumping issues and bilateral negotiations of Sino-US and China-EUin Department of Treaty and Law of MOFTEC (currently Ministry of Commerce), attended United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group Meeting, and drafted trade regulations. Moreover, Ms. Feng has provided legal service for WTO rules implementation, OECD Steel Negotiation, trade barriers and antitrust law legislationas an expert. Ms. Feng was the director investigator of many Anti-Dumpingcases initiatedby Chinese government.

Bar of New York
Chinese and English
Authored Books/Journal Articles::
China Part, The Guide to Merger Remedies (Global Competition Review), 2018
China’s Anti-Dumping Law, World Trade Magazine, 2003.
WTO Anti-Dumping Code and Price Undertaking, International Trade News, 2002.
Sunset Reviews and relevant legal issues, International Trade News, 2000.
How to perfect China’s Anti-Dumping legislation, China Business Monthly, 1998.
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