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Tuesday, March 02 2021 - 04:40
The Brattle Group Welcomes Prominent Economist Vanessa Yanhua Zhang to Lead Greater China Practice
NEW YORK, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang [ 
]has joined The Brattle Group's New York office as a Principal and the leader 
of a new Greater China practice. She brings broad experience in applying 
economic analysis to competition, industrial organization, and intellectual 
property issues for a global client base across numerous industries. She has 
extensive relationships in Greater China with leading academics and industry 

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"Vanessa's deep understanding of the complex issues our clients are facing in 
China, the US, and the EU will allow us to expand our existing relationships 
and build new ones with clients and key opinion leaders in these markets,"said 
Brattle President & Principal David L. Sunding. "Her joining reflects the truly 
global reach of our competition practice; we're thrilled she's joining Brattle 
and look forward to many years of success together."  

Dr. Zhang has analyzed allegations of monopolization, foreclosure practices, 
vertical restraints, merger analysis, FRAND, and intellectual property in a 
wide range of matters involving clients in industries including high tech, 
telecom, consumer products, transportation, and pharma. She has testified as an 
expert witness and submitted expert reports before the Supreme People's Court 
of China, Provincial Higher Courts, the State Administration for Market 
Regulation (SAMR), the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), 
the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and the Shanghai 
Administration for Market Regulation (SHAMR). 

"For many multinationals, the complexity and geographic scope of global mergers 
and acquisitions, investigations, and competition and IP disputes continues to 
expand – as has the need for rigorous expert analyses informed by local and 
global understanding," shared Dr. Zhang. "I'm excited to be joining Brattle's 
global network, as my clients will greatly benefit from its robust range of 
capabilities and expert services across North America, Europe, and Asia 

Brattle's China-focused team is composed mainly of experts who are Chinese 
nationals and bilingual in English and Chinese; 80% of the team hold PhDs in 
economics from the US or the EU. The team includes highly-regarded academic 
advisors such as Dr. Jiong John Gong, Professor of Economics at the University 
of International Business and Economics (UIBE); Dr. Zonglai Kou, Professor of 
Economics and Deputy Dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University; and 
Dr. Hongjun Zhong, Professor of Strategy and Economics and the Director of the 
Faculty Development Center at the Shanghai University of Finance and 
Economics's College of Business. 

More About Dr. Zhang

Previously, Dr. Zhang was a Managing Director and the head of the Greater China 
practice at an international economics consulting firm. In addition to her 
consulting work, she is a Senior Research Fellow at the Renmin University of 
China Market and Regulation Law Center, and has taught regulation and antitrust 
economics to graduate students. Dr. Zhang has written numerous articles on 
China's merger control regime and Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), and authored 
extensively for respected publications, including the Journal of Competition 
Law and Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, and Antitrust Chronicle. 
She studied economics at Peking University in China and completed her PhD at 
Toulouse School of Economics in France. 

About Brattle

The Brattle Group answers complex economic, finance, and regulatory questions 
for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We are 
distinguished by the clarity of our insights and the credibility of our 
experts, which include leading international academics and industry 
specialists. Brattle has over 400 talented professionals across three 
continents. For more information, please visit [ 

SOURCE  The Brattle Group

CONTACT:  Jake George, The Brattle Group, +1 (617) 234-5621,