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Alexander Wang
Associate
Beijing +86 10 5910 0507 aywang@cov.com Download V-card

Alexander Wang specializes in antitrust/competition law (especially the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property), government affairs and regulatory matters.

Mr. Wang is experienced in advising clients in a broad array of regulatory matters in connection with antitrust/competition, trade, and national security laws. A former official with the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the Anti-Monopoly Commission of China’s State Council, Mr. Wang has a deep and unique understanding of the way Chinese government mechanisms operate, and maintained sound working relationships with major Chinese regulatory authorities.

Litigation

  • Represented clients in a number of Intellectual Property Rights related Section 337 litigation and trade secret misappropriation cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
  • Represented a leading international petrochemical company in successfully resolving a potential antitrust litigation.

Investigations

  • Represented a multinational maritime shipping company in responding to a cartel investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), with the NDRC finding the company not liable.
  • Represented multinational automobile companies in their internal antitrust investigations.
  • Represented one leading multinational technology company and one multinational manufacturing company in responding to antitrust investigations by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC).

Merger Control

  • Represented a world leading pharmaceutical company on its Chinese merger filing with MOFCOM and obtained unconditional antitrust clearance in connection with its complex 20 billion-dollar three-part deal with another industry leader.
  • Represented Schlumberger Limited and Cameron Corporation on the Chinese merger filing with MOFCOM and obtained unconditional antitrust clearance in connection with Schlumberger’s $14.8 billion acquisition of Cameron.
  • Advised several multinational companies in investigations by MOFCOM for their alleged failures to notify a merger or alleged violations of commitments in merger remedies.

National Security Review

  • Represented a multinational resources company on its national security filing with the NDRC and MOFCOM, in connection with its strategic investment in a Chinese state-owned group, and successfully obtained national security clearance.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law

Previous Experience

  • Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Wang worked for four years in the Beijing office of a leading PRC law firm and the Washington, DC office of a leading ITC litigation firm.
  • Mr. Wang previously served as an official of the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of MOFCOM and the Office of Anti-Monopoly Commission of China, where he participated in handling cases, making rules, and shaping policies in connection with China’s antitrust review of M&As and national security review of foreign investments. He also coordinated the antitrust law enforcement and competition policy making among the State Council and sixteen member ministries of the Anti-Monopoly Commission, including the NDRC, SAIC, MIIT, etc.