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

Hogan Lovells International LLP
31st Floor, Tower 3, China Central Place
No. 77 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100025

Work Department

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

Fully integrated with other key antitrust jurisdictions, such as Washington DC, Brussels and London, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s competition and antitrust practice comprises both merger and non-merger work, as well as government investigations and procedures, internal compliance investigations, and advisory work. The group is also particularly experienced in TMT sector matters; and many of its practitioners previously worked at agencies around the world, including Beijing-based partner Adrian Emch, whose career includes a stint at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition. Notable support in Shanghai is provided by senior associate Qing Lyu at the firm’s joint operation partner, Fujian Fidelity Law Firm.