Press Release January 2, 2018

Alston & Bird Advises on China Business Law Journal “Deal of the Year”

Alston & Bird successfully defended client Jiangsu Shagang Group, one of China’s largest private steel enterprises, in an antitrust-based investigation honored as a 2017 “Deal of the Year” by the China Business Law Journal.

The case arose in 2016, when the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) instituted a Section 337 investigation brought by U.S. Steel against a consortium of China’s largest steel producers and distributors, including Jiangsu Shagang. The complaint, which sparked the ITC’s first antitrust-based investigation in more than 25 years and was its largest-ever Section 337 investigation involving the U.S. and China, accused the Chinese companies of violating antitrust laws; circumventing trade duties through false labeling and transshipment; and engaging in cyber espionage to steal trade secrets regarding the manufacture of high-quality steel products.

Alston & Bird partner Helen Su and associate Brian Hill (Intellectual Property) represented the Jiangsu Shagang Group.
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