Adrian Emch > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP
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Beijing 100025
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Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation




Adrian Emch began developing his understanding in competition/antitrust law while at university. After graduation, Adrian first worked at the Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) at the European Commission, and then spent several years in private practice in Brussels focusing on European Union competition law. In July 2008, Adrian made his second move back to China, which was just a month before the country’s Anti-Monopoly Law came into force. Since that time, Adrian has had the privilege of witnessing and actively participating in shaping the development of China’s nascent antitrust regime.

As a fluent Mandarin speaker and with his experience as a lecturer at Peking University, Adrian smoothly navigates business and legal communities from both the West and China. Adrian’s experience covers all aspects of competition/antitrust law, including merger control, cartel/abuse of dominance investigations, and antitrust counselling. Multinational companies – based in China and outside – work with Adrian and his team in ‘bet the company’ matters. For example, Adrian’s team worked for IBM in the disposals of both its x86 server business to Lenovo and its semiconductor assets to Global Foundries – both multi-billion USD transactions – in the Chinese merger process.


Chinese, English, German, Spanish, French


Editorial Advisory Board of CPI Antitrust Chronicle

Editorial Board of Competition Law International (IBA Journal)

Founding member of Swiss Fulbright Alumni Association

International Board of Advisors, Global Antitrust Institute at George Mason University

Washington D.C.

University of Melbourne Law School, Honorary Research Fellow

Non-Governmental Advisor to International Competition Network


LL.M., Tulane University Law School (Fulbright scholar), 2004

LL.M., College of Europe, 2001

LL.B., University San Pablo CEU, Madrid, 2000

LL.B., University of Bordeaux, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

China > Antitrust and competition: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Adrian EmchHogan Lovells International LLP

The competition and antitrust team at Hogan Lovells International LLP sits within its global antitrust, competition, and economic regulation practice enabling the firm to integrate its work with other key antitrust jurisdictions. Its work encompasses both merger and non-merger issues, including government and internal investigations as well as counselling work. TMT is where the team shines, advising major local and international technology and internet companies on the full scope of their antitrust issues. Adrian Emch leads the team from Beijing, utilising his expertise to advise on merger controls, cartel/abuse of dominance investigations, and competition law. Associate Qing Lyu advises national and multinational companies on conduct investigations, policy analysis, and antitrust compliance.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: foreign firms

Offering expertise on regulatory compliance, M&A deals in the life sciences space, sanctions and export controls, and the legal implications of clinical trials, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides a comprehensive service for clients in the Chinese market. The team is jointly led by Roy Zou, who is highly experienced in U.S. litigation matters involving Chinese companies or government agencies as respondents or defendants, and cross-border transactional and financing expert Lu Zhou. The regulatory compliance focussed Calvin Ding, who is experienced in both government sanctioned and internal compliance investigations, is also key, as is life sciences and healthcare sector antitrust expert Adrian Emch. Jessie Xie, who specialises in medical device and pharmaceutical clinical trials and product approval issues, is also well-recommended.