Annie Xue Partner, Beijing
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Professional Profile

Dr. XUE is a senior counsel supervising the compliance practice of GEN Law Firm. She specializes in regulatory affairs in cybersecurity and data protection, antitrust and anti-unfair competition, anti-commercial bribery, and Chinese social credit system. Dr. Xue has extensive experience in the said areas and profound understanding of the complicated issues standing at the intersection of those topics. Dr. Xue studied competition law at the College of Law of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and obtained J.S.D. degree. She also participated in many research topics led by law enforcement authorities and academia as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and actively contributed to the formulation of competition and data regulatory policies. Before joining GEN, Dr. Xue served as a senior attorney in two Chinese law firms. She authored many articles and reviews related to legal compliance and served as an editor of The China Competition Bulletin hosted by Australia and New Zealand Government College.

Partial Representative Case

Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Advised a leading payment settlement organization on data security compliance in six Asian countries.

Medical IOT compliance consulting (including personal information protection, medical big data protection, cross-border transmission and telecommunication compliance) for a leading Chinese medical device manufacturer.

Advised a leading international biodigester on personal information protection based on Chinese law.

Advised a Chinese smart VR glasses company on personal information protection and cross-border data transfer based on Chinese law.

Advised a leading Chinese financial holding group on full compliance of personal information protection.

Provided comprehensive (including cybersecurity, privacy protection and Internet content regulation) compliance services based on China's Cybersecurity Law to a leading international auto parts company.

Provided cybersecurity and privacy compliance services to a world-renowned luxury hotel chain based on China's Cybersecurity Law.

Provided cybersecurity and privacy compliance services based on China's Cybersecurity Law for a leading U.S. online travel agency.

Provided cybersecurity and privacy compliance services based on China's Cybersecurity Law for a leading U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Provided cybersecurity and privacy compliance services for a leading Canadian asset management company in the energy and investment sectors based on China's Cybersecurity Law.

Provided cybersecurity and privacy compliance services to a leading global energy company based on China's Cybersecurity Law.

Reviewed and revised a self-assessment report based on China's Cybersecurity Law for a major international investment bank.

Provided data breach response services based on China law for a leading global logistics company.

Provided data breach response services based on Chinese law to a leading global shipping company.

Advised a leading European automotive company on its GDPR compliance program in China for its Asia Pacific headquarters.

Advised a leading U.S. media company on compliance with China's cybersecurity law, the U.S. CCPA and the EU GDPR.

Advised a leading Chinese real estate company on GDPR compliance.

Advised a leading Chinese automotive battery parts company on GDPR.

Provided GDPR compliance services to a leading Chinese medical device manufacturer.

GDPR compliance for a leading Chinese wind power manufacturer in the HR sector.

GDPR compliance for a leading smartphone manufacturer in China.

Provided GDPR compliance services to a leading Chinese bike-sharing company.

GDPR compliance training for a leading smartphone manufacturer in China.

Antitrust

Represented a leading global patent operating company in a royalty dispute and antitrust dispute.

Represented a leading Chinese port operator in an operator concentration antitrust filing.

Represented a leading Chinese automobile manufacturer in an operator concentration antitrust filing.

Advised eight well-known shipping companies on antitrust compliance in establishing blockchain-based logistics platforms.

Represented a third party in responding to inquiries about patent licensing and product sales monopolies in an operator concentration review of a software manufacturer by antitrust enforcement authorities.

Represented a third party in an investigation by the antitrust enforcement agency of a semiconductor manufacturer regarding patent licensing and product sales monopolies.

Advised a world-renowned luxury goods manufacturer in responding to information inquiries from antitrust enforcement authorities.

Represented a world-renowned multinational food company in its response to a vertical price monopoly investigation by the National Development and Reform Commission.

Advised a leading domestic telecommunications company in response to an investigation of abuse of market dominance by the National Development and Reform Commission.

Represented a Japanese auto parts manufacturer in connection with a horizontal monopoly agreement investigation by the NDRC.

Represented a large state-owned enterprise in the aviation sector in connection with the NDRC's investigation of a horizontal monopoly agreement.

Advised a well-known Chinese insurance company on its response to a local NDRC investigation of a horizontal monopoly agreement.

Advised two Japanese auto parts manufacturers on leniency policies.

Provided legal services to a well-known domestic insurance company in response to the National Development and Reform Commission's horizontal monopoly agreement investigation.

Provided legal advice and strategic analysis to a leading Chinese online high-tech company in relation to unfair competition and anti-monopoly civil litigation.

Provided antitrust advice to a leading international robotics manufacturer.

Antitrust counseling for a world-renowned electronics manufacturer.

Provided legal advice and strategic analysis to a leading domestic online travel service provider.

Provided antitrust advisory services to a leading global after-market service provider.

Provided legal advice and strategic analysis to an Internet company for abuse of dominant market position.

Advised a foreign courier association on whether a certain administrative fee practice involves monopoly.

Advised a Chinese insurance company on the antitrust risks of public insurance and industry self-regulatory agreements.

Assessed and issued a legal opinion on the declaration of operator concentration for a well-known state-owned insurance enterprise to establish an insurance company in cooperation with local government.

Provided anti-monopoly declaration services for two world-leading chip manufacturing companies.

Provided anti-monopoly declaration assessment for a well-known international integrated venture capital company investing in a taxi-hailing software.

Provided anti-monopoly declaration services for two world-leading textile manufacturers in setting up joint ventures.

Advised the defendant in a civil anti-monopoly lawsuit for refusal to license a patent for abuse of dominant position.

Conducted antitrust and anti-bribery compliance review of commercial policies and sales contracts for a leading Japanese automobile manufacturer.

Wrote antitrust compliance manual for a state-owned energy company.

Provided antitrust compliance training to a state-owned life insurance company.

Antitrust compliance training for senior management of a leading international reinsurance company.

Provided anti-monopoly and anti-commercial bribery raid training for an internationally renowned therapeutic R&D outsourcing company.

Anti-commercial bribery

Advised a leading U.S. educational institution on Chinese law-based anti-bribery compliance.

Assessed and reported on commercial bribery compliance risks in government dealings for a leading Japanese household goods manufacturer.

Advising a leading Japanese printer manufacturer on commercial bribery in its rebate and discount policies.

Advised a Chinese state-owned airline on commercial bribery issues related to agency fees.

Advised a leading Japanese auto parts manufacturer on commercial bribery in relation to security deposits.

Provided commercial bribery training to a leading global luxury goods company.

Internal investigation and audit of commercial bribery for a world-renowned milk powder manufacturer in response to media exposure of commercial bribery.

Conducted an internal investigation of commercial bribery for a foreign pharmaceutical company in response to media exposure.

World Bank Compliance Program

Provided compliance monitoring services to a major state-owned nuclear power engineering and construction company to assist it in lifting the World Bank's ban on entry sanctions.

Provided compliance monitoring services for three infrastructure construction subsidiaries of a state-owned conglomerate to assist them in lifting their World Bank debarment.

Compliance monitor for a large local state-owned enterprise to assist in the lifting of its World Bank embargo.

Provided compliance monitoring services to a large state-owned foreign water conservancy contracting company and assisted in lifting its World Bank sanctions.

其他

Advised a multinational manufacturer of leather intermediate goods on China's social credit system.

Advised a Chinese subsidiary of a multinational company on its legal liability for false VAT invoicing and assisted the client in reporting the case to the police.

Advised the Xiamen Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee on the liability system for architects.

Pre-joint venture equity disposal due diligence for a well-known Korean energy company.

Advised a world-renowned dairy company on food safety regulation.

Practice Areas

> Cybersecurity and Data Protection

> Antitrust and Anti-unfair Competition

> Anti-commercial Bribery

> China Social Credit System

> Multilateral Development Bank Compliance

> Government Affairs

Education Background

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Law, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law

University of Illinois College of Law, JSD

Lawyer Qualification

China

Working Language

Chinese, English