Susan Ning joined King & Wood Mallesons in 1995. She is a senior partner and head of the commercial and regulatory group. Her practice includes merger control filings, antitrust investigations, compliance and antitrust litigation. Since 2003, she, together with her team, has undertaken more than 280 antitrust merger control filings on behalf of clients, mostly consisting of multinational corporations. Susan has also assisted a number of clients on confidential investigations of cartel conduct, resale price maintenance and abuse of market dominance. Meanwhile, Susan has furnished legal advice to a number of clients regarding establishing and improving their antitrust and competition compliance systems and conducting internal audits.

Ms Ning was also one of the first Chinese lawyers to practise international trade and investment law. She has been widely recognised for her international trade and investment work, which covers a wide range of issues, including anti-dumping, safeguards, countervailing and WTO dispute settlements. In 2008, Ms Ning led the firm’s Olympics legal counsel team: the firm was chosen as the sole Chinese legal counsel to the Beijing Organising Committee of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. As head of the team, Ms Ning provided a wide range of legal advice.

Susan also practices in the areas of cybersecurity and data compliance, with publications in a number of journals such as the Journal of Cyber Affairs. Susan’s practice areas cover, inter alia, self-assessment of network security, responding to network security checks initiated by authorities, data compliance training, due diligence of data transaction or exchange, and compliance of cross-border data transmission. Susan has assisted companies in sectors such as IT (including emerging blockchain technology), transportation, online payment, consumer goods, finance (including digital currency), Internet of Vehicles in dealing with network security and data compliance issues.