News: (28.09.2012) Frank Fine Joins DeHeng Law Offices’ Competition and Antitrust Team: DeHeng is Now the First Chinese Law Firm in Brussels

28.09.2012

Frank Fine joined the Competition and Antitrust Practice Group of DeHeng Law Offices, thus establishing DeHeng’s presence in Brussels. Mr. Fine will serve as Senior Counsel to the firm, providing DeHeng’s Chinese clients with a valuable resource for their EU competition law needs and to facilitate their legal assistance throughout Europe.

On this development, Mr. Fine has said:

“I have known DeHeng since 2004. It is a top Chinese law firm which does a lot of interesting high-profile work in China. I look forward to helping DeHeng’s Chinese clients in Europe, while spreading the word about DeHeng’s China practice to Western companies.”

Frank Fine: Background

Mr. Fine has practiced EU competition law in Brussels since 1986. After practicing in international law firms for 18 years, Mr. Fine established a boutique firm in Brussels, EC Competition Law Advocates. He has represented companies before the European Commission and Courts, counseled national competition authorities, and advised corporations on antitrust compliance. Mr. Fine is also the strategic global partner of SAI Global, a leading worldwide provider of antitrust compliance services.  

Mr. Fine is active in Asia, particularly in China. He is currently the Executive Director of the China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment, which was established in March 2012 under the auspices of the China University of Law and Political Science in Beijing, where he is also a Visiting Professor of Law. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Fine is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has served in various leadership positions in the ABA Antitrust Section, most notably, as Vice-Chair on the Cartel and Criminal Practice, Intellectual Property and International Committees, and he was a member of the Section’s Civil Redress Task Force.
 
He is the General Editor of European Competition Laws, a three-volume loose-leaf treatise published by Lexis Nexis. He is the author of The EC Competition Law on Technology Licensing (Sweet & Maxwell, 2006) and of Mergers and Joint Ventures in Europe: The Law and Policy of the EEC (Kluwer, 1994). He was Co-Editor of the ABA publication, Federal Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (3rd ed.). 

In 1982, Dr. Frank Fine obtained his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola International & Comparative Law Journal. He has an LL.M. (with honors, 1986) and Ph.D. (1995) in EC Competition Law from Cambridge University. 

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