Kate Peng


Areas of practice

Kate Peng specializes in antitrust, competition and intellectual property law. Ms. Peng is one of the very few antitrust attorneys who has 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 has a strong intellectual property background. She started to practice intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious, from as early as 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 specialization 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. She constantly provides advice on antitrust compliance matters to many multinational companies. She also provides training to clients on antitrust law and dawn raid response.

Work experience

Ms. Peng obtained her LL.B. degree from China University of Political Science and Law. She later received her LL.M. degree from Stanford Law School in intellectual property and had a one year internship at Fenwick and West, a leading technology firm based in California, USA. Ms. Peng is qualified to practice in both the PRC and in New York, United States. Ms. Peng currently serves as a member of the Antitrust Committee of the All China Lawyers Association. 

Ms. Peng’s working languages are Chinese, Cantonese and English. 


Legal insights

A discussion on the regulation of data core business in “Internet of Vehicles”.

25 May 2017

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce of SAIC published its administrative penalty decision to fine Tetra Pak’s for abuse of dominant market position. we will review the case and the...

23 November 2016

This article provides an overview of our experience with competition regulators in each of Australia, China, Europe and Hong Kong.

04 July 2016

This article focuses on the importance of preparation of material evidence for leniency applications under current anti-trust laws.

12 May 2016

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