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King & Wood Mallesons has a robust track record in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, acting for petitioners and respondents; it also acts for a number of agencies of the Chinese government in international treaty negotiations. Recent highlights include representing KapStone Paper and Packaging in an antidumping investigation initiated by MOFCOM regarding imports of unbleached sack paper originating from the EU, the US and Japan, as well as acting for MOFCOM in its challenge to a number of antidumping measures taken by the US involving China. Jin Xiao and Ke Jiang are highly recommended.

The team at Jincheng Tongda & Neal is representing Jiangsu Shagang International Trade and Jiangsu Yonggang in the European Commission (EC) antidumping investigation into high fatigue performance steel concrete reinforcement bars fabricated in China; it also assisted China Ceramics Industrial Association and its members in the safeguarding investigation initiated by the Turkish Ministry of Economy regarding imports of porcelain and ceramic tableware and kitchenware products. Chen Yang is highly recommended for antidumping matters, Stephen Peng is a key name to note for inbound and outbound WTO disputes and Xin Fu has acted for both domestic and international companies in international trade remedy cases initiated by the Chinese government and other WTO members.

Zhong Lun Law Firm has experience acting for MOFCOM in WTO disputes, it also advises Chinese traders and government bodies on antidumping, anti-subsidy and other international trade issues. Zhe Jiang assisted Guigang Jinhe Wood and its related companies in an antidumping investigation initiated by South Korea regarding plywood. Lingchen Pu is acting for MOFCOM in the EC investigation into Chinese photovoltaics products. Peter Ni and Jianwei Liu are also highly regarded practitioners.

Beijing B&H Associates (P.R.C. Lawyers) acts for Chinese companies in antidumping, countervailing and safeguarding investigations initiated by MOFCOM. Dongping Guo is recommended for trade remedy and competition-related international trade matters, whereas Jinghua He handles litigation and arbitration before Chinese courts and arbitration centres.

Global Law Office regularly works with international law firms to represent Chinese companies in antidumping and anti-subsidy investigations. Frank Hang acted for four Chinese companies in a US antidumping and countervailing investigation of the PET Resin Association. Qing Ren, who joined from Zhong Lun Law Firm in 2016, has acted for MOFCOM in a number of WTO disputes. Other clients of the practice include Jiangsu Shagang, China Rubber Industry Association, Promelight Technology and ET Solar Industry.

JunHe LLP’s ‘excellent team’ includes Yong Zhou, who provides ‘a high level of service’; areas of expertise include handling inbound and outbound trade investigations, and advising MOFCOM on WTO dispute resolution. The team also includes highly regarded international trade dispute specialist David Tang, who represented Jinko Solar in the antidumping proceeding into certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China.

AllBright Law Offices’ strengths lie in its extensive experience in handling trade remedy matters and WTO disputes. The team assisted Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination materials in the EC antidumping investigation concerning certain aluminium foils originating from China. Donghui Fu and Ye Li are key names to note.

At Beijing Huanzhong & Partners, founding partner Xuehua Wang acts for respondents and petitioners. Areas of particular expertise includes trade remedies and international trade disputes.

Yongzhong Ren at DeHeng Law Offices is a key name to note for trade remedy matters. In 2016, Ren successfully represented Xinyi Glass in a lawsuit against the EC before the General Court of the European Union regarding the antidumping duty on solar glass imported by Xinyi Glass.

Gaopeng & Partners advises well-known clients such as American Paper & Forest Association, Asia Dekor and Haier on WTO and international trade remedy matters. Lei Wang is the main contact.

Lin Yang at RayYin & Partners is regarded as being ‘one of the best trade lawyers in China’. The team as a whole assists domestic companies and multinationals in antidumping cases, countervailing duty and safeguarding investigations.

Zhong Yin Law Firm regularly acts for domestic companies in antidumping investigations. Zheng Jia successfully represented Zhuhai Huashang Car Glass Industry in responding to the antidumping investigation initiated by Brazil regarding imports of automotive glass.

East & Concord Partners’ team, led by Vivian Wang, represented a number of domestic companies in responding to antidumping and anti-subsidy investigations initiated by Canada, the EU and Australia. Recently promoted partner Hong Chen focuses on acting for Japanese companies in antidumping investigations initiated by MOFCOM.

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