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Firms To Watch: WTO/international trade: PRC firms

Commerce & Finance Law Offices acts on antidumping cases, with Xiaoming Guo a key name to note.
Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s international trade practice provides assistance to clients on complying with sanctions and customs regulations. Jianling Wang heads the practice. Bo Yang is a name to note.

WTO/international trade: PRC firms in China

Global Law Office

Covering sanctions and compliance, WTO disputes, anti-dumping and countervailing, export controls and investigations defence, Global Law Office offers clients a comprehensive international trade practice. Qing Ren has considerable experience in sanctions and compliance, and has recently been advising clients on the effects of the Ukraine crisis. His clients include the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and several large banks. Deming Zhao came to the firm through a merger with specialist trade law firm HaoLiWen Partners and has enhanced the international trade practice with his extensive knowledge of the field. Anti-dumping, countervailing, safeguards and disputes specialist Frank Hang, described as ‘a walking encyclopaedia of trade laws‘, is highly recommended by clients. This accomplished trio regularly advise both massive state-owned companies in China and well-known multinationals. The firm’s investigations defence work has been particularly strong.

Practice head(s):

Frank (Guoliang) Hang; Qing Ren; Deming Zhao


‘With extensive experience in trade and customs, Global law office assists clients in handling complex legal issues in this field in a comprehensive manner.’

‘We highly recommend Frank Hang.’

‘The entire team is very fluent and knowledgable of the laws, practices and procedures relating to the cases, which are trade defences against the US, Europe, Thailand and Taiwan. The team is also fluent with the English language and communicates comfortably with local counsels.’

‘Frank Hang, the engagement partner in charge of the assignment, is like a walking encyclopaedia of trade laws and practices of multiple countries. As a client we are impressed with his knowledge and we value the advice provided to us from time to time. His team also worked very hard on site and blended in well with our staff.’

Key clients



Johnson & Johnson,





LONGi Solar Technology Co., Ltd.

Hanwha QCELLS (Qidong) Co., Ltd.

thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel GmbH

China Resources Chemical Innovative Materials Co., LTD.

Jiangsu Wujin Stainless Steel Pipe Group Co. Ltd.

Anhui Jinhe Industrial Co., Ltd.

HTL Furniture (China) Co., Ltd.

Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd

Zhongshan Belling Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Ironstone Storage Equipment Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted as global counsel for a leading Chinese multinational company identifying export control compliance strategies and programs, and working with and supervising the lawyers and professionals in each jurisdiction.
  • Represented LONGi Solar Technology Co., Ltd., Hanwha QCELLS (Qidong) Co., Ltd. to respond to the Indian antidumping investigation against solar cells originating from China.
  • Represented Thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel GmbH to the China antidumping sunset review against GrainOrientedFlat-rolledElectricalSteel originating from Japan, Korea and EU.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

One of the few firms retained by MOFCOM to deal with bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations and WTO dispute settlements, Jincheng Tongda & Neal offers a tailored international trade practice which is well respected in the market. The team is often at the cutting edge of trade disputes and is led by the highly experienced Chen Yang. He is supported by Jun Peng, who has acted as defence counsel in high-profile safeguard investigations. Zheng Xu also has an extensive practice working on antidumping and countervailing investigations. Lin Li has acted on more than 60 trade remedy investigations cases in the United States, Canada, the European Union and Australia.

Practice head(s):

Chen Yang

Other key lawyers:

Zheng Xu; Lin Li; Jun Peng; Yazhou Wu

Key clients

Jinhuan Construction Group Co., Ltd. and Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.

Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd. (“Both-Well Taizhou”,PRC Mainland) and Both-Well Steel Fitting Co., Ltd. (“Both-Well Kaohsiung”, PRC Taiwan)

Fufeng Group Limited

Henglin Home Furnishings Co., Ltd., Vietnam Hang Phong Furniture Company Limited and its affiliated companies (“Henglin”), and Zhejiang Kuka Merlin Furniture Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies (“Kuka”)

Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Dingsheng New Materials Joint-Stock Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Five Star Aluminium Co., Ltd.

China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textile and Apparel

Yibin Hiest Fibre Limited Corporation

Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Jinhuan Construction Group Co., Ltd. and Wison on the litigation regarding AD and CVD non-injury determination involves $800m value of goods.
  • Advised Jinko companies on an antidumping duty review.
  • Advised Fufeng group to achieve zero rate in 7 consecutive antidumping investigation reviews.

King & Wood Mallesons

Dispute settlement, treaty negotiations, trade remedies and public policy all fall with in the scope of King & Wood Mallesons‘ extensive international trade practice. Work for MOFCOM in matters such as international arbitration and for globally renowned companies such as Hitachi and Mitsubishi characterises this top-tier practice. Jin Xiao has represented both the Chinese government and multinational companies during his distinguished career. He specialises in customs law, WTO dispute settlement, and international trade agreement negotiation as well as trade remedies. Xinyu Liu works on investigations, export controls, sanctions and smuggling cases. Xiaopeng Feng has a background in the customs field and specialises in customs trade compliance.

Practice head(s):

Jin Xiao; Xinyu Liu

Other key lawyers:

Xiaopeng Feng; Su Chang

Key clients

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”)

Ministry of Ecology and Environment

Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd

Casella Wines Pty. Limited

Nippon Steel Corporation

Nippon Steel Trading Corporation

Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligence Technology Co. Ltd.

Tongwei Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Bard Healthcare Science (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

Sichuan Leshan Fuhua Agricultural Technology Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

ITOCHU Corporation

TCL Corporation

Siemens Electrical Drives Ltd.

Mitsubishi Electric (China) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted a well-known domestic leasing company to apply for administrative reconsideration to the GAC and avoid high administrative penalty and downgrade risks.
  • Advised a well-known US leading medical device company on a case of false declaration and avoiding the criminal risk. Finally the ASB close the case as an administrative punishment case with a lesser administrative penalty.
  • Assisted a well-known domestic Surface Vessel Production High-Tech enterprise to establish and develop a US export control compliance management program and answer inquiries from US corresponding agencies.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s trade practice offers clients deep industry experience, with many of its lawyers having trained at customs colleges. Its clientele includes multinationals, state-owned enterprises and large private Chinese companies. Notable among these clients are several branches of China’s Chamber of Commerce, Fangda Carbon New Materials and the Japanese Toray Industries. Practice head Jianwei Liu specialises in antidumping, countervailing and safeguard investigations. Li Si, with her significant expertise in both EU and US investigations, and cross-border investment specialist Zhe Jiang are also integral to the practice. Zhiguo Yu joined the firm from the MOFCOM in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jianwei Liu

Other key lawyers:

Li Si; Zhe Jiang; Song Lei; Zhiguo Yu; Zhe Jiang

Key clients


China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Mechanical and Electrical Products (CCCME)

China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC)

China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA)

CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co., Ltd.

Daejeon Daemyung Optical (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. – a subsidiary of HOYA Group of Japan

Dezhou Donghong New Material Co., Ltd.

Fangda Carbon New Materials Co., Ltd.

Fasten Group Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.


Healthcare Co., Ltd.


Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Lecai Printing Material Co., Ltd.

Lingong Group Jinan Heavy Equipment Co., Ltd.

Longkou Donghai Alumina Co., Ltd.

Lucky Huaguang Graphics Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co., Ltd.

People’s Republic of China Ministry of Commerce


Rise Time Industrial Ltd.

Shandong Weifang Rainbow Chemical Co., Ltd.

Sinochem International corporation

Suzhou Titan New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Tai Shan City Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co Ltd.

Taizhou Qingsong Refrigerant New Material Co., Ltd.

Toray Fibers (Nantong) Co., Ltd. – a subsidiary of Toray Group of Japan

United Steel Structures Ltd.

Wendar Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Chengming Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Hengyi Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) and 10 major domestic aluminium foil producing and exporting enterprises producing and exporting enterprises in response to the Thailand Safeguard Measure Investigation initiated by the Thailand.
  • Advised China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) and many other major domestic Prepainted Galvanized Iron (PPGI) and Prepainted Aluminum Zinc (PPGL) producing and exporting enterprises in responding to the Philippine Safeguard Measure Investigation initiated by the Philippines.
  • Advised Fangda Carbon New Materials Co., Ltd. on anti-dumping investigation initiated by the Eurasian Economic Union concerning graphite electrodes imported from China.

Dentons China

Dentons‘ international trade law team is known for acting for companies placed on the Entity List, also known as the ‘List of Communist Chinese Military Companies’. As the US and PRC continue their trade standoff, the firm’s work in this area remains significant; it also has a technology sector specialism and is able to name Alibaba, Tencent and Lenovo among its clientele. Kaiming Cai has experience in export control matters, while Lei Sun handles anti-dumping and trade remedy investigations. Jianlin Ni is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Kaiming Cai; Lei Sun; Jianlin Ni

Other key lawyers:

Donghui Ruan

Key clients

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

ZTE Corporation

Sinotrans Limited

BGI Genomics Co., Ltd.

Lenovo Beijing Ltd

Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited

Alibaba Cloud

PetroChina International Co., Ltd

Huatai Securities Co., Ltd

China Council forthe Promotion of International Trade

China Three Gorges International Corporation

China Merchants Holdings (HK) Co., Ltd.

Silvery Dragon Prestressed Materials Co., LTD Tianjin

Haining Happy Leather Furniture Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Happy Smart Furnishings Co., Ltd.

Haining Fanmei Furniture Co., Ltd

Family Furniture Co., Ltd.

Ministry of Commerce of The People’s Public of China

Tianjin Huayuan Times Metal Products Co., Ltd

Tianjin Huayuan Metal Wire Products Co., Ltd.

Shandong Jinyu Tire Co., Ltd.

Jiashan Foamtech Furniture Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised SMIC, a leading company in China’s chip manufacturing industry, when it was listed on the US Entity List.
  • Provided support on export control and sanctions to Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd., a global technology company.
  • Represented the Silvery Dragon Prestressed Materials Co., LTD Tianjin. in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by Malaysia on prestressed concrete steel strands originating or imported from China.

Fangda Partners

Sanctions and export controls experts Fangda Partners helps clients to navigate the rocks and hard places of US sanctions and China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law under the leadership of Kate Yin. Yin works on complex government enforcement matters and internal investigations, as well as sanctions and compliance issues. Derrick Zhao is another key practitioner and works as practice head for Shanghai, focussing on anti-corruption, sanctions and export control. Ginger Jiang, with her background in customs enforcement and anti-smuggling, has strengthened the customs and trade remedies side of the practice. The team has a notable tech industry specialism, working for both large technology firms and electrical infrastructure companies.

Practice head(s):

Kate Yin; Derrick Zhao

Other key lawyers:

Yingjie Kang; Ginger Jiang

Guangsheng & Partners PRC Lawyers

Guangsheng & Partners PRC Lawyers brings a wealth of industry experience to its international trade practice; Yan Hai was previously an antidumping officer for the MOFCOM, while Bin Liang is experienced in antidumping and countervailing investigations. Yao Aifeng is also recommended, having notably worked on complex anti-circumvention investigations. The firm offers the full range of legal international trade services from its offices in Shanghai, Shenzen and Zhengzhou. The practice offers advice to clients from a range of industries, including electronics, timber, tyre production and renewable energy.

Practice head(s):

Yan Hai; Yao Aifeng; Bin Liang

Key clients

Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd. and Giti Tire (Anhui) Co. Ltd.

Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd.

Huadi Steel Group Co., Ltd. (Listed in Nasdaq) and Zhejiang Tsingshan Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. (Number 1 Private Steel producer in China)

Jiangyin Dolphin Pack Limited Company

Imperial Star Solar (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

RHF Stone Sdn. Bhd., CUIPO Stone Sdn. Bhd., In Quartz Stone Sdn. Bhd.,

Hunan Sinoboom Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.

GCL System Integration Technology Pte. Ltd.

Shijiazhuang Asia Casting Co., Ltd.

Goldenhome Living Co., Ltd.

Jin Tiong Electrical Materials Manufacturer Pte. Ltd. (Listed in Shanghai Securities Exchage)

Shaxian Hengtong Wood Industry Co., Ltd, Sanming Lintong Trading Co., Ltd.

Mayrun Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited, Roadclaw Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited and Winrun Tyre Co., Ltd.

Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co., Ltd. and Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co., Ltd.

Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co., Ltd. (“Asia Symbol”) and Greenpoint Global Trading (Macao) Commercial Offshore Ltd. (“Greenpoint”) (The largest paper producer)

Fujian Sanming City Donglai Wood Co., Ltd., Shaxian Hengtong Wood Industry Co., Ltd. and others

Ningbo Long Teng Metal Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Ningbo Save Technology Co., Ltd., Yuyao Wanlei Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Hunan Sinoboom Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shandong Yanggu Huatai International Co. Ltd and Shandong Derek New Materials Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Giti Tire group in responding to US anti-dumping and countervailing investigations and six administrative reviews.
  • Acted for Jiangyin Dolphin Pack Limited Company in obtaining an extremely rare zero duty rate in the Brazilian aluminium foil anti-dumping case, which has made a significant impact in the industry.
  • Represented Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co., Ltd., one of the largest copy paper manufacturers in China in repsonse to an anti-circumvention proceeding.

AllBright Law Offices

Advising on customs and compliance, trade remedies, export control and sanctions, AllBright Law Offices offers a comprehensive international trade practice to its clients, many of whom describe the firm as ‘an absolute leader‘ in this practice area. The firm represents major Chinese companies and industrial associations, as well as MOFCOM. Veteran trade lawyer Li Ye leads the practice. Investigations defence is a particular strength.

Practice head(s):

Li Ye

Other key lawyers:

Linhai Zhu; Dong Xiang; Xiaoning Jia


‘In our experience, collaborating with AllBright has led to high success rates for the clients because the international trade attorneys at AllBright are experienced legal professionals with advanced understanding of clients’ commercial operations and the nuances of trade remedy investigations in foreign jurisdictions.’

‘They have demonstrated the ability to comprehend and respond to complex legal issues arising in trade remedy investigations. The team has acquired a high degree of knowledge and practical insight into the law and practice of trade remedy investigations conducted in India.’

‘The team at AllBright is always available and prompt in their responses. In trade remedy investigations involving more than one exporter from China, the team appoints a dedicated team for each exporter which helps in effective communication and case management.’

‘AllBright has embraced technological innovations in information technology softwares and use sophisticated systems that ensures complete data privacy for the confidential information of the clients.’

‘We have primarily worked with two senior partners, Ms. Leah Xiang and Mr. Ye Li and their teams. Their expertise is not only confined to legal issues, but also extends to knowledge of business realities which allows them to offer practical solutions to their clients.

‘All lawyers at Allbright stand out with regards to both timely deliverables and value for money. Their research and advisory work is very thorough. Their ability to explain to client, collect data, examine it and present it in a manner, which would give the best possible result to the client is commendable. The team always strives to go beyond the expectations.’

‘AllBright Beijing is an absolute leader in trade defence investigations in China. The quality of their service is unmatched and I have been working with them for over twenty years.’

‘Li Ye is an absolute leader in his field. His knowledge is exceptional and he is a great team player and nice person.’

Key clients

JA Solar

China National Building Material Group – Jushi Group

China Iron and Steel Association

Canadian Solar

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”)


China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (“CCCME”)

Man Wah Furniture

Yihai Kerry

Ningbo Xingye Shengtai Group Co., Ltd.

Tencent Technology


DeHeng Law Offices

The DeHeng Law Offices international trade practice is headed by Yongzhong Ren. Ren is praised for his ‘efficient and effective work‘ and ‘knowledge of the procedures and strategy to respond to trade remedy investigations‘. His team has recognised expertise in trade remedies, particularly in anti-dumping cases. It represents clients chiefly in industrial sectors and energy.

Practice head(s):

Yongzhong Ren


‘The team offers high professionalism and a wealth of experience in international trade.’

‘The inter-disciplinary talents led by Mr. Yongzhong Ren always provide efficient and effective work and the billing is reasonable.’

‘Mr. Yongzhong Ren has an excellent knowledge of the procedures and strategy to respond to trade remedy investigations.’

‘Mr. Ren keeps close connection with his clients and has super sensitivity to trading trends. He is professional, diligent trustworthy and easy to work with.’

East & Concord Partners

Vivian Wang‘s team at East & Concord Partners represents numerous PRC industrial groups and industry representative bodies in anti-dumping investigations. Wang has fought more than 120 anti-dumping and other trade violations cases in her career.

Practice head(s):

Vivian Wang


JunHe LLP provides advice on customs and smuggling investigations and sanctions, as well as providing representation in anti-dumping cases. The team is led by David Tang and also contains the ‘warmly recommended’ Jessica Cai and the experienced Yong Zhou. Tang and Cai in particular are praised as ‘extremely competent trade attorneys‘ and are also noted for their ‘accounting and economics‘ know-how.

Practice head(s):

David Tang

Other key lawyers:

Yong Zhou; Jessica Cai


‘JunHe has an excellent customs, export control, FCPA, and antidumping/countervailing duty practice. I have been working with them for approximately a decade and have not found a better practice group in China.’

‘David Tang and Jessica Cai both stand out as extremely competent trade attorneys. They are also highly responsive and show a level of dedication to clients that I rarely see in any practice group.’

‘In particular David Tang and Jessica Cai are very impressive, especially from an accounting and economics perspective.’

‘David Tang and Jessica Cai are warmly recommended. Not only very good lawyers but also very personable. An additional element that makes them stand out from other Chinese lawyers active in the field is that they are very comfortable communicating in English and interacting with foreign officials.’

Key clients

Tsingshan Holdings Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Tsingshan Holding Group in successfully responding to an anti-dumping investigation against a cold-rolled stainless steel company.