Mr Xi Chen > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
BEIJING 100020
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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate Law; Competition Law


Admitted to the Paris Bar, Chen Xi is a counsel within Gide’s Beijing office. His practice focuses mainly on assisting Chinese clients on their investments and acquisitions outside China, and European clients on their projects in China, especially in regards to Chinese competition law matters. Before joining Gide’s Beijing office, he was a member of the Competition and Project Finance teams in Gide’s Paris office.

Chen Xi’s experience includes advising Chinese public and private companies (mostly Fortune Global 500 and listed companies) on their investments in Africa and Europe, in various sectors such as mining, energy, infrastructure, agriculture/fishery, pharmaceutical, industry and banking, and involving both acquisitions and greenfield projects. He recently acted for Agricultural Bank of China on the creation of a universal commercial bank in Africa, Chinalco on the Simandou iron ore mining project (one of the world’s largest mining projects), and Chalco on a bauxite mining project in Guinea.

Chen Xi has also developed significant expertise in Chinese competition law, helping European clients obtain merger control clearance and advising them on competition law compliance issues in China.


Chinese, English and French


He graduated from Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and speaks Chinese, French and English.

Lawyer Rankings

China > Antitrust and competition: foreign firms

(Rising stars)

Xi ChenGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s active mainland China competition team assists with issues that are crucial to clients’ business and market positions in China, including notifications to the Chinese competition authority; compliance issues concerning the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law; reviewing corporate and commercial policies and contracts for non-compliance risks; and competition and antitrust law training for clients’ employees. Beijing-based counsel and merger notification and compliance expert Xi Chen leads the practice, which is able to leverage partner-level support from Shanghai’s David Boitout and Jiannian Fan, and Guo Min in Beijing.

China > Projects and energy: foreign firms

(Rising stars)

Xi ChenGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Primarily centred from Beijing but also able to draw upon M&A expertise from Shanghai, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s multi-disciplinary offering in the projects and energy space has transactional expertise across a range of oil and gas, mining, power, nuclear and renewables mandates throughout the value chain. The team is particularly effective at advising French companies on their inbound China-based investments, as well as for Chinese stakeholders on their investments into Francophone African countries. Key practitioners include Guo Min, whose tax prowess ensures transactions are structured in the most tax-efficient manner, and counsel Xi Chen whose inbound and outbound work includes acquisitions and greenfield projects.