GlobalEcon opens in Beijing, expands team

By Abel M. Mateus on June 6, 2016

Chicago, June 06, 2016

Global Economics Group has opened an office in Beijing, and expanded its Greater China team, in response to growing demand for its services. The new office is headed by GlobalEcon Managing Director Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang and is centrally located at CBD. GlobalEcon has also announced that Professor John Jiong Gong, one of the leading antitrust economists in China, has joined the team as a Director. In addition, Amanda Jing Yang, an economist who has worked at several of the multinational law firms in China, has joined as a Senior Associate, to support the team.

GlobalEcon has played a leading role on competition policy cases in China. Dr. Zhang, along with GlobalEcon’s Chairman David S. Evans, served as the economic experts for Tencent in the first antitrust case in China decided by China’s Supreme People’s Court. They have also worked on other significant agency investigations, mergers, and private litigation. Prior to joining GlobalEcon Professor Gong served as the economic expert in private litigation and mergers.

The new Beijing office continues GlobalEcon’s international expansion providing economic analysis of high profile antitrust and regulatory matters. In addition to the new Beijing office, the firm has significant operations in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Madrid as well as the US offices in Chicago, Boston, and New York. Since its founding in 2011, GlobalEcon’s antitrust and regulatory economists have worked on significant matters in China, Singapore and Korea; Mexico and other countries in Latin America; the European Union; as well as the United States.

According to GlobalEcon Chairman David S. Evans, “the new Beijing office, staffed by Chinese nationals, shows the firm’s commitment to help foster the development of sound antitrust economic analysis in China and the enforcement of the 2008 Anti-Monopoly Law. China has highly experienced economists who have mastered the antitrust tool kit. We wanted to tap into this pool of talent for both Chinese cases, as well as international ones.”

Dr. Gong is one of the recognized antitrust authorities in China. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and is now a Professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics. Dr. Gong has extensive experience in antitrust and competition policies, and has advised to MOFCOM and World Bank Group on relevant issues.

Ms. Yang received her master’s degree in economics from Peking University. She specializes in economic analysis, industry analysis, market research, competition analysis and merger analysis, with years of experience as an Economist in well-known international law firms. Besides our on-the-ground experts in Beijing, our global talent team will also provide solid support to offer clients multilingual and tailored service.

Dr. Zhang, who has led GlobalEcon’s Greater China practice since the firm’s founding, has worked a wide range of competition matters in Greater China, the U.S. and the E.U. She has submitted expert reports before the Supreme People’s Court of China, Guangdong High People’s Court, National Development and Reform Commission and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of Ministry of Commerce. Dr. Zhang is a Senior Researcher at MRLC of Renmin University, China. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics, and a B.A. in economics from Peking University.

About Global Economics Group:

Global Economics Group (GlobalEcon) brings together world-class thought leaders, highly experienced experts who have presented before courts and regulatory bodies worldwide, ex industry executives with deep practical experience and a multi-disciplinary staff including econometricians and finance economists. Our mission is to provide independent and rigorous economic analysis in complex legal, regulatory, and policy matters throughout the world.

Our experts have worked on some of the most significant legal and regulatory matters of the last quarter century and have worked for many leading corporations and government agencies. We serve clients around the globe from our offices in Chicago, New York and Boston and through a global network of affiliates.

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