Firms To Watch: Antitrust and competition: PRC firms

Hui Ye Law Firm provides ongoing advice to clients on compliance with Chinese anti-monopoly laws, and also assists with merger control. Zhicheng Pan leads the team.
Kewei Law Firm advises international clients on merger control as well as responding to investigations by regulators. Frances Xu is the name to note.
Lang Yue Law Firm established a joint operation with Allen & Overy LLP in 2020, with Jiaming Zhang transferring from A&O to the PRC firm in May 2021. Zhang brings considerable experience in handling merger filings to the team.
Shihui Partners have a growing antitrust and competition practice advising Chinese companies and multinationals primarily on merger filings. Bi Yun, who also has a background in compliance and investigations work, heads the team.

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms in China

AnJie Broad Law Firm

AnJie Broad Law Firm‘s antitrust practice represents a host of stellar clients including, among others, PepsiCo and Panasonic. Joint practice heads Ying Song, Hao Zhan and Michael Gu have experience and expertise in merger filings, private litigation, investigations defence and compliance. Song and Zhan have particular expertise in handling acquisitions in the energy field. Gu acts for clients in numerous sectors, including sports, technology and public utilities. The trio’s combined industry knowledge allows the firm to act for clients across a diverse range of industries. Grace Wu is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

Hao Zhan; Ying Song; Michael Gu

Other key lawyers:

Grace Wu

Key clients

Air China Cargo


AO Smith



International Air Transport Association



Ping An Group

Hitachi Metals


VeriSign Inc.



Huaming Power

Beijing Actionsoft

Fujian Water Investment and Development Group

ANTA Group


Jiangsu Suote Electronic Material Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represents China’s central antitrust regulator SAMR in defending against the administrative litigation brought by Kanghui Medicine and Puyunhui Pharmaceutical.
  • Advised GWC to file the merger review notification with SAMR in China and engage with SAMR through the whole process of review, and assisted Globalwafers with successfully obtaining SAMR’s conditional approval.
  • Represented Ping An Life Insurance in merger filing with SAMR, obtaining unconditional approval.

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners‘ antitrust and competition practice acts on high-profile investigations on matters such as abuse of dominance in the digital sphere, with the firm representing some of the largest names in Chinese e-commerce. The team, led by Michael Han, is one of the top choices for PRC counsel in the eyes of many multinational businesses. As well as investigations, Han advises on a range of matters including merger control, competition litigation and strategic and operational counselling. Another key name is Caroline Huang, who assists with abuse of dominance and cartel investigations and merger filing and has notable specialisms in the shipping, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals industries.

Practice head(s):

Josh Shin; Kate Yin; Michael Han; Fang Q

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Huang

Key clients

SK hynix Inc.


Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Cargotec Oyj

Konecranes Plc

AerCap Holdings NV

Ferro Corporation

TCL Technology

Thales S.A.

Alibaba Group

Ant Group

58 Group



Work highlights

  • Advised SK hynix on the Chinese merger filing of its $9bn acquisition of Intel’s NAND and SSD storage business.
  • Acted for Alibaba Group in an antitrust investigation related to abuse of dominance.
  • Represented ByteDance in its antitrust litigation against Tencent.  

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons‘ antitrust team advise on a range of matters including abuse of market power, cartels and competition investigations, compliance, international trade, competition litigation, merger control and vertical agreements. The firm has had a special antitrust division since 2008 and, as such, was ahead of the game long before the introduction of the anti-monopoly Law, which practice head Susan Ning was consulted upon by the regulators.  She is supported by the ‘excellent’ Ruohan Zhang and merger filing and compliance specialist Zhifeng Chai. Tianjie Zhang is a highly rated associate.

Practice head(s):

Susan Ning

Other key lawyers:

Zhifeng Chai; Han Wu; Ruohan Zhang; Tianjie Zhang


‘Their advice was straight forward with not to many complicated qualifications or assumptions.’

‘Very practical advice and very good understanding of the perspectives of multinational companies operating in China.’

‘Ruohan Zhang is excellent. He’s extremely responsive and practical, but also very knowledgeable. Susan Ning is also terrific.’

Key clients

ICBC Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd; Futaihua Industry Shenzhen Co., Ltd

Woodside Petroleum Ltd, BHP Petroleum International Pty Ltd

Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company; Asia Green Fund Management Limited; BroadPeak Diamond SLP LP

Celgard, LLC (PPO’s parent company)

Luckin Coffee Inc.

Whirlpool Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for ICBC Wealth Management Co., Ltd. (ICBCWM) in the merger filing in China and the other 6 jurisdictions in its creation of a full function joint venture in the PRC together with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. (GSAM)
  • Represented both parties in the joint venture between Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (Geely) and Futaihua Industry Shenzhen Co., Ltd (Futaihua) in the merger filing with SAMR.
  • Represented both parties in the acquisition of BHP Petroleum International Pty Ltd by Woodside Petroleum Ltd in the merger filing with SAMR.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm specialises in complex antitrust litigation. The diversity of the firm’s clients – from Tencent to China Academic Journals Publishing House – demonstrates the broad-ranging industry expertise. Wei Huang and Fan Zhu are heavyweights among contentious antitrust practitioners, regularly acting on some of the most high-profile investigations and precedent-setting disputes in the PRC market. The vs AliBaba suit is a prime example; involving complex issues such as the analysis of the competitive damage of monopolistic conduct under the bilateral network platform market and the measurement of the damage caused to competitors by exclusive dealing practices.

Practice head(s):

Wei Huang

Other key lawyers:

Fan Zhu

Key clients

Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Ltd.

Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology Co., Ltd.(Beijing),

Tongfang Knowledge Digital Publishing Technology Co., Ltd.,

China Academic Journals (CD Edition) Electronic Publishing House

Hefei Industrial Pharmaceutical Institute Co., Ltd., and Hefei Enruite Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

SK Hynix

DiDi Global


China Logistics Group

Bae Kim & Lee

Work highlights

  • Represented in the “Choosing One from Two” antitrust lawsuit against Alibaba.
  • Represented Qingqi in a number of antitrust administrative proceedings or administrative complaints.

Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Zhao Sheng Law Firm has a broad antitrust and competition practice and regularly advises on merger filings of global M&A transactions leveraging its joint operation with Linklaters. The firm acts for giant multinational household names including Microsoft and Glencore and its ability to support MNCs in China is described by clients as ‘invaluable’. The team is also engaged by PRC clients and government bodies, most notably advising SAMR on its legislative initiatives and enforcement actions. Xi Liao draws on his experience working at the Linklaters‘ offices in London and Brussels to assist multinational clients and continues to advise on the antitrust compliance aspects of some of the largest transactions in the PRC market, as well as handling responses to investigations. Arthur Peng has particular expertise in the technology, life sciences, automotive and heavy industrial sectors and advises on complex cartel investigations.

Practice head(s):

Fay Zhou (Linklaters); Xi Liao

Other key lawyers:

Arthur Peng


‘The ability of Zhao Sheng to work seamlessly with Linklaters, as a single firm that can support international clients directly in China is invaluable. As a Chinese firm, Zhao Sheng has the ability to interact directly with SAMR case handlers and speak to them on tricky matters, without needing to go through an intermediary firm. This has stood us in very good stead on a number of matters in the past few years.’

‘Xi Liao is responsive, pragmatic and has a sense of humour, which makes him a pleasure to work with. His relationship with Fay Zhou, at Linklaters, gives him a more global perspective and international approach with his clients, while maintaining Chinese relationships with the regulators.’

‘The Linklaters Zhao Sheng joint operation has an unrivalled antitrust practice in China, in particular when it comes to the auto sector.’

‘Their joint operation can provide “one-stop-shop” service, combining their international network with on-the-ground capability. This gives them an edge over other law firms and has also brought real benefits to us.’

‘We would highly recommend Xi Liao. Xi is an excellent antitrust lawyer in the younger generation. When working with us, he has fully demonstrated strategic thinking, commercial awareness and advocacy/drafting skills, which clearly set him apart from his peers.’

Key clients





China Merchants Group

China National Nuclear Corporation



Johnson & Johnson








Work highlights

  • Assisted Intel with implementing multiple reform strategies on Chinese merger control matters for the $5.4bn acquisition of Tower Semiconductors, and the $9bn sale of NAND/SSD assets to SK Hynix.
  • Advised Microsoft on the Chinese merger filing for its $70bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
  • Continues to serve as a trusted advisor for SAMR and other authorities including being included in the expert panel of Beijing AMR.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

An expansive team representing an extensive client base, the Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s antitrust practice continues to be widely respected by peers and engaged by multinational and Chinese state-backed clients alike. The practice is well-equipped to advise on merger filing, litigation, investigations and compliance. The competition practice is headed by Xue Yi, who advises on compliance matters and investigations litigation. Co-fouding partner of the firm Peng Wu has studied and taught Japanese law as well as being qualified in the PRC, making him well-placed to advise Japanese clients operating in China and vice versa. Wu is supported by Scott Yu, who focuses on the competition implications of cross-border M&A, and the ‘outstanding professional’ Frank Jiang who advises on merger control for clients in industries including aviation, chemicals and healthcare.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao; Xue Yi

Other key lawyers:

Peng Wu; Frank Jiang; Scott Yu; Maria Hou


‘Frank Jiang is an outstanding professional who provides speedy advice and delivers top quality work. His team can ensure prompt notification and clearance of foreign-to-foreign transactions in China.’

‘Very responsive, and easy to work with for EU-based clients.’

‘Frank Jiang is particularly appreciated for his responsiveness and pragmatic approach. Communication with non-Chinese companies is also very smooth and efficient.’

‘Excellent team – easy to work with, and great technical knowledge.’

‘Zhanghui (Maria) HOU is outstanding. Great English and perfect drafting – top-notch legal skills.’

Key clients

Anheuser-Busch InBev


Arm Limited

Beijing BOE Vision Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Jingdong 360 degrees e-commerce Ltd.

Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co.,Ltd.

Beijing New Journey Healthcare Group Co., Ltd



Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

CBC Group


Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd.

China Resources Sanjiu Medical & Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

CHN Energy Investment Group Co. LTD.

Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc.

CICC Capital



DNE Group

Electricité de France (EDF)



Great Wall Motor (GWM)

Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation

Guangzhou Guanggang Gas Energy Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd.

Hainan Development Holdings Co., Ltd.

Henniges Automotive

Home Depot

HOYA Corporation

Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Huizhou EVE Engergy Co., Ltd.

Hunan Zhongke Electric Co., Ltd.

Ke Holdings Inc.

L Catterton Asia

Lear (China) Investment Co., Ltd.



Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC)

Motorola Solutions Inc.


PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited



Schneider Electric

Shandong Port Bohaiwan Port Group Co., Ltd.

Shell (China) Limited

Shenzhen Zhengwei Financial Holdings Co., Ltd




Tianjin Water Group Co., Ltd.


Universal Clinics S.L.

Veolia China Holding Limited


Warburg Pincus

Yum China

Work highlights

  • Antitrust litigations between Hytera and Motorola (before Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court.
  • Advising on antitrust disputes between Shell and its distributors.
  • Advised Longfor Group Holdings Limited on the competition aspects of its acquisition of Yida Service Group Limited.

Dentons China

Dentons‘ competition and antitrust practice handles merger control filings, antitrust investigations, private litigation and compliance. With Jet Deng and Ken Dai at the helm, the firm represents a number of well-known international household names such as Volkswagen and also provides advice to the Ministry of Finance and local state bodies such as the Hainan Administration for Market Regulation. The team has notable expertise in the energy and healthcare sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Jet Deng; Ken Dai

Key clients

Unilever China




Shanghai Fosun Health Technology (Group) Co., Ltd.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,Limited (CATL)

CNNC Capital Holding Co., Ltd

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft

Beijing Shenzhou Aerospace Software Technology Co., Ltd



Intel China

Schaeffler Greater China

Yao Pharm


Continental Grain China


Work highlights

  • Represented Hainan Administration for Market Regulation in the lawsuit brought by a company who is dissatisfied with antitrust penalty.
  • Provided antitrust service in the formation of a joint venture between Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) and Hubei Yihua Chemical.
  • Provided advice on the antitrust enforcement evaluation and the enhancement to the mechanism for the Ministry of Finance (MOF).

Global Law Office

With the introduction of new anti-monopoly regulations, Global Law Office is particularly active in handling high-profile litigation before the highest people’s courts. The full-service antitrust and competition team is led jointly by three experienced partners: Qing Ren splits his time advising on international trade and competition matters; Ying Mu stands out for her previous experience as a judge and her knowledge of antitrust law and contractual disputes is a serious asset for her clients; and Shujun Liu, who has extensive experience in merger filings and compliance matters, is praised as ‘outstanding in her diligence‘.

Practice head(s):

Qing Ren; Ying Mu; Shujun Liu

Other key lawyers:

Weiwei Gu


‘Shujun Liu’s competition team is bilingual in Chinese and Japanese and highly capable of handling complicated matters that could otherwise be led to a protracted review by the SAMR.’

‘Shujun Liu is outstanding in her diligence and expertise in handling complicated matters with a tight time schedule.’

Key clients








Westlake Chemical Corporation

Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company

Shirui Energy Technology

Work highlights

  • Successfully advised Westlake Chemical Corporation and Hexion Inc. in their merger control filings.
  • Defending LS CABLE, a global cable manufacturer from Korea, in the dispute initiated by Beijing Electric Power Corporation regarding whether to affirm the existence of monopolistic practices under the PRC anti-monopoly Law after the European Commission’s penalty decision on LS CABLE’s monopoly.
  • Advised Xiaomi on the merger control filing following the acquisition of Zimi International.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices advises on merger filings, agency investigations and competition compliance. The firm is noted for its ability to work ‘seamlessly‘ across practice areas, with the antitrust team working in conjunction with the firm’s real estate and TMT practices. The practice has experienced growth over the past year, gaining a significant number of new clients including many well-known MNCs. As well as advising such multinationals on merger control in China, the firm advises PRC clients that are new to enforcement action as the anti-monopoly Law reform comes into force. Chen Ma regularly handles the antitrust compliance aspects of large transactions and provides representation for clients engaged in competition litigation. Ma is supported by Da Shi and Angus Xie, who handle merger filing and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Chen Ma

Other key lawyers:

Yan Wang; Angus Xie; Da Shi


‘Chen Ma and his team at Han Kun are my go-to law firm for PRC-related matters. Highly responsive, strategic and solution-oriented. They are the best.’

Key clients



Warburg Pincus




Louis Dreyfus


CVC Capital

Cinven Capital

Astorg Capital





J&T Express


Work highlights

  • Assisted Permira Advisers Group Holdings Limited with the merger filing for its US$12 billion investment in McAfee Corp.
  • Advised Warburg Pincus LLC on the merger filing for its USD 1.5 billion investment in Duravant LLC and further transactions.
  • Represented in its successful request for approval from SAMR of its US$2 billion acquisition of China Logistics Property Holdings.


‘Always at the forefront of China anti-monopoly Law developments’, JunHe LLP is frequently instructed in merger control matters. The antitrsut and competition team is also praised for its ‘solid legal knowledge and deep insights into PRC’s enforcement practice‘. Janet Hui has more than 30 years’ experience advising clients in various industries, particularly in areas such as telecommunications and media, hotels and real estate. Yingling Wei advises on antitrust investigations and, in particular, supports e-commerce companies filing with SAMR. Zhao Wang is highly experienced in competition litigation and also serves as an arbitrator. Mingfang Gong formerly worked for MOFCOM (the Ministry of Commerce) and bring this experience to bear in her practice, which includes merger control filings and investigations into horizontal and vertical monopolistic agreements.

Practice head(s):

Yingling Wei; Janet Hui; Zhao Wang

Other key lawyers:

Mingfang Gong


‘Always at the forefront of China/Anti-Monopoly Law developments.’

‘Partner Janet Hui is fantastic. She is highly commercial and is at the forefront of anti-monopoly Law developments.’

‘Over the years Junhe LLP’s Anti-trust and competition team has impressed me with its solid legal knowledge and deep insights into PRC’s enforcement practice. Compared with its peers, this team distinguishes itself with its unique capability of fusing its professional legal service with the client’s business practice.’

‘Janet Hui excels in her wide and state-of-the-art international perspective and practical working approach which brings more relevance to the clients.’

‘Janet Hui is leading an amazing team. The Junhe team is pragmatic very responsive and thinks out of the box. They are a pleasure to work with and very commercial and solution focussed compared to other firms. They are our first choice for merger control work in China.’

‘Janet Hui is our go-to lawyer for Chinese antitrust and merger control questions. She is amazing in terms of experience and has a wealth of knowledge. Her advice is first-rate and to the point. She always provides 5-star client service and top-notch advice. She is a great pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Analog Devices Inc

Tokyo Century Corporation

Advent International Corporation


Air Products and Chemicals Inc

KDDI Corporation

Wanda Group

NTT DoCoMo Inc

GFS Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Analog Devices,Inc in its antitrust filing in China.
  • Advised Celanese Corporation in its antitrust filling of acquisition of certain business from ExxonMobil.  

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers has close links with China’s regulatory authorities and consequently has a very knowledgeable and well-apprised enforcement-related practice, led by Jie Tong. Tong's clients span a broad range of industry sectors, including TMT, healthcare, automotive, chemicals, real estate, sovereign funds, private equity, food & beverage, retail, logistics, energy, finance and traditional manufacturing. Recent instructions also include merger control and antitrust monitoring.

Practice head(s):

Jie Tong

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices act on a number of contentious antitrust matters notably cases pertaining to the new anti-monopoly Law; it is also regularly instructed on merger filings, investigations and compliance matters. The team is regularly involved in litigation pertaining to abuse of dominance and unfair competition. Ding Liang acts for clients across a range of industries including telecoms, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverages, cement, machinery and automobile. The Beijing team coordinates with the firm’s Brussels office to provide a round-the-clock service for its European clients operating in China.

Practice head(s):

Ding Liang

Key clients

Volkswagen (China) Investment Co., Ltd

Danfoss A/S


China Mobile Communications Corporation

China Resources Snow Breweries

Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart Co.,Ltd

SF Express Co., Ltd

China National Petroleum Corporation

Sandvik International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Country Garden Services Holdings Company Limited

Beijing Sankuai Technology Co., Ltd(Meituan)

Work highlights

  • Provided analysis of the competition implications of Danfoss’s acquisition of Eaton Hydraulics.
  • Acted for Four rare earth permanent magnet companies in Ningbo v. Hitachi Metal Co., Ltd. for abuse of market dominance. This was a precedent setting case in which the refusal of the license of Non-SEPs was found to constitute a violation of the Anti-monopoly Law of China.
  • Assisted with merger filing on Country Garden Property‘s acquisition of Wealth Best Global.

FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners advise a number of multinational firms operating in China and an increasing number of domestic PRC clients. The highly experienced Laura Liu advises on merger control and antitrust compliance, investigations and litigation, whilst associate Yu Zhu has a growing reputation in the merger control and antitrust field.

Practice head(s):

Laura Liu

Other key lawyers:

Yu Zhu

Key clients

APG Asset Management

Archer Daniels Midland Singapore Pte. Ltd.


Faurecia S.E.

LCY Chemical

NTT Limited

Qingdao Vland

Qingdao Vland Biotech Group Co., Ltd.

Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.

Sojitz Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Faurecia S.E. in relation to China regulatory aspects (i.e., the China merger filing and China national security review assessment) for its approx. EUR 6.71 billion acquisition of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA.
  • Continuing to assist long-standing client ADM with the regulatory/merger control related aspects of multiple transactions in Asia Pasic region, including in-market filings where necessaries.
  • Advised CITIC Group with the global regulatory/merger control-related aspects of its strategic investment in RMB42bn capital increase of China Huarong Asset Management.

Haiwen & Partners

The Haiwen & Partners antitrust practice was significantly strengthened by the arrival of new practice head Xiaoqiang Qian from Jincheng Tongda & Neal in 2021. Qian joins Xixiang Lin, whose work covers a range of antitrust compliance matters, merger control, sectoral regulation and general competition law. It represents a diverse client base from various industries including chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, consumer products & retail, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, high-tech, infrastructure & transportation, private equity and telecoms. The team is also regularly instructed on investigations.

Practice head(s):

Xiaoqiang Qian

Other key lawyers:

Xixiang Lin

Key clients




Hillhouse Capital

Bain Capital Investors, LLC

Baidu and COSCO Shipping

CITIC Capital


Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal has a strong contentious antitrust offering, with the firm acting on disputes relating to unfair competition and abuse of monopolistic position before China’s highest courts. The practice, led by Guodong Zhang, spans several practice areas and shows particular expertise in the intersection between antitrust and intellectual property matters. Zhang also advises on antitrust compliance and merger clearances. Chen Yang has a strong record in cartel investigations relating to heavy industry.

Practice head(s):

Guodong Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Chen Yang

Key clients

Beijing Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Wu-Yang False Bonds Issuance Investor Representatives

TCL Corporation, TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, TCL Communication (Shenzhen) Limited, Huizhou

TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Jiushengcheng Waterproof Material Co., Ltd.

and Shenyang Jiushengcheng Economic Trade Co., Ltd.

Beijing HaoYaoShi Pharmacy Chain Company Limited

Mongolia Hengfeng Group

Jiangsu Wenfeng Group Co., Ltd.

China Nobleness and its licensee

Work highlights

  • Engaged in an of anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition dispute between TCL Group Co., Ltd., TCL Communication Technology Holding Co., Ltd., TCL Communication (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. vs. Sweden Ericsson Co., Ltd. and Ericsson (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Chongqing Jiushengcheng Waterproof Material Co., Ltd. and Shenyang Jiushengcheng Economic Trade Co., Ltd. in a dispute over trademark infringement and unfair competition against Chongqing Shengbaili Waterproof Building Material Co., Ltd. before the Supreme People’s Court.

King & Capital Law Firm

King & Capital Law Firm has particular expertise in the energy, electronics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors. The team is led by Yi Jin, who has a strong track record in contentious anti-monopoly cases handling anti-monopoly investigations and compliance matters. Moon Wang is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Yi Jin

Other key lawyers:

Moon Wang

Lifang & Partners

With particular expertise in wireless communications and shipping sectors, Lifang & Partners‘ experience spans investigations, merger filing, compliance and competition litigation. The team is jointly led by Guanbin Xie, who also has expertise in intellectual property law, and Shan Jiao, who specialises in SEP-related litigations and acquisitions. Xuting Wu is recommended for merger filings and investigations.

Practice head(s):

Guanbin Xie; Jiao Shan

Other key lawyers:

Xuting Wu

Key clients

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Xiaomi Communications Co., Ltd

Gansu Yinguang Chemical Industry Group Co., Ltd


Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Carlyle Group

Blackstone Inc.

Goldman Sachs

Tawreed Investments Limited

Continental Automotive Holding Netherlands B.V.

Work highlights

  • Represented Samsung before Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court against Ericsson and successfully obtained a behaviour preservation ruling (anti-suit injunction) issued by the Court.

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices advises MNCs and Chinese listed companies in merger filings and compliance matters; it also assists clients with dawn raids, and anti-unfair competition litigation. Shanghai-based practice head David Pan and Nigel Zhu are names to note.

Practice head(s):

David Pan

Other key lawyers:

Nigel Zhu

Key clients

Honeywell (China) Co, Ltd.

Yonghui Superstores Co., Ltd.

Redstar Macalline Home Decoration Group Co., Ltd.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL)

Anglo American Resources (China) Co, Ltd.

Rockwell Automation

Beam Suntory, Inc

SAIC Motor Corporation Limited

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Trading (China) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Electric (Group) Company Limited

Anthony Technical Glass (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Eddingpharm China Ltd

Donaldson China Ltd

Work highlights

  • Provided compliance advisory services on Chinese antitrust law for Zim Integrated Shipping Services (China) Co.,Ltd.