Kate Peng specialises in antitrust, competition and intellectual property law. Ms Peng is one of the very few antitrust attorneys who have extensive experience in contentious antitrust matters. She has been focusing on antitrust investigations and litigation since she joined KWM’s antitrust team as a partner in early 2012. Representing various types of clients, including multinationals, state-owned companies and government agencies, in dozens of antitrust investigations and litigations enables her to provide valuable insight and guidance to clients throughout the proceedings. Ms Peng is also one of the very few antitrust attorneys who have a strong intellectual property background. She began practising intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious, in 2006. In her intellectual property practice, Ms Peng advises corporate clients on IP rights protection strategies and complex licensing agreement negotiations. She also has extensive experience representing clients in trademark, patent, copyright (including software), domain names, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and licensing disputes and litigation. Ms Peng’s distinct specialisation in the overlap between intellectual property abuse and antitrust issues, and her unique knowledge of contentious and non-contentious matters, make her a preferred choice for clients when they encounter complicated antitrust issues and issues involving intellectual property.
Cartels are a surprisingly persistent feature of economic life. The temptation to rig the game in one’s favour is constant, particularly when demand conditions are weak and the product in question is an undifferentiated commodity.