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Yasue (Becky) Nao Koblitz

Special Counsel
Beijing
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Education

  • J.D., American University Law School, 1981, cum laude
  • M.A., Stanford University, 1976, with distinction and honors
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1976, with distinction and honors
  • Washington, D.C.
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Yasue (Becky) Nao Koblitz is a special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Beijing office.

Areas of Practice 

Ms. Koblitz's 30-plus years of legal experience spans three continents and broad areas of expertise. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and attended Stanford University and American University Law School in the United States. Ms. Koblitz began her legal career with the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, prosecuting retail gasoline price-fixing cases, from grand jury to trials as well as reviewing merger filings in the energy sector. She moved on to corporate law in Berlin, Germany, where she spent much of the last decade practicing real estate, finance and corporate law. Ms. Koblitz returned to her "antitrust roots" in Beijing where she manages and develops the antitrust, competition law and white-collar practices for Sheppard Mullin.

  • PRC Anti-Monopoly Law: advises non-Chinese companies on antitrust compliance and merger control
  • U.S. Antitrust: advises Chinese companies as well as government agencies on U.S. antitrust issues as they relate to Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law, white-collar investigations and merger control
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and PRC Anti-bribery regulations: advises Chinese and non-Chinese companies on white-collar investigations
  • Asset-backed securitization for corporations involved in auto leasing, health care, and other sectors
  • Non-performing loan bidding process for 6-billion Euro bank deal
  • Legal, corporate and financing matters on the EUR 750 million Sony Center, a project for 8 buildings on Potsdamer Platz in the heart of Berlin and involving Japanese, U.S. and European investors 

Articles

Antitrust Law and China Law Blog Posts

Speeches

  • Speaker, China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment, First Annual Symposium (2013)
  • Speaker, In-House Counsel Forum, FCPA Compliance Roundtable, Shanghai (2013)
  • Moderator and organizer, A Dialogue with NDRC and SAIC Officials on Enforcement under China's Anti-Monopoly Law, AmCham antitrust event (2012)
  • Speaker, LexisNexis FCPA Compliance Conference, Shanghai (2012)
  • Moderator, Panel on Global Antitrust Cartel Enforcement, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) annual convention (2012)
  • Speaker, Panel on Antitrust in Relation to China, NAPABA annual convention (2011)
  • Speaker, Panel on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Relation to China, NAPABA annual convention (2010)