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Guangsheng & Partners PRC Lawyers
BEIJING 100027

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 2

Guangsheng & Partners PRC Lawyers has a long history of acting for companies facing anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations. The team is frequently instructed to advise on issues involving US, Australian, and South American regulators, and also acts for international companies in investigations brought by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. In addition to investigations, the team proactively advises clients on compliance with Chinese trade regulations. Practice head Hai Yan has been involved in this area since China joined the WTO in 2001 and has considerable experience in trade remedies. Likai Li, Bin Liang, and Yao Aifeng are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Hai Yan

Other key lawyers:

Lifai Li; Yao Aifeng; Bin Liang; Shuguang Tian


‘They did very well in representing foreign exporters and Chinese exporters to respond AD cases in China and other countries from a strategic perspective, especially in the area of arguing dumping margin, public interest issues such as downstream industries interests, foreign investment enterprises interests etc.’

‘The team has former MOFCOM officers and lawyers from international firms, and had sufficient knowledge about international law.’

‘Partner Hai Yan is the team leader. He had worked in MOFCOM for quite a long time, and therefore have got a deep understanding of the Chinese Government’s trade, investment and industrial policy. This background and experience can help exporters and importers to identify important issues to defend and to establish appropriate points for arguments, so as to make the Chinese investigating authority understand more clearly about the views of interested parties, and then make more reasonable determinations. Yan is diligent, responsive and working in a very professional and creative way.

Aifeng Yao and Shuguang Tian are very professional and responsive.’

Key clients

Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangyin Delian Chemical Co., Ltd.

Nantong Kanghua Chemical Co., Ltd.

GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd.

Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co., Ltd. and Greenpoint Global Trading (Macao) Commercial Offshore Ltd.

Jiangyin Dolphin Pack Limited Company

Anhui Jinhe Industrial Co., Ltd.

COFCO International Australia Pty Ltd.

Otsuka Chemical (India) Pvt Ltd.

Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd.

Hailin Linjing Wooden Products Co., Ltd,

Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.

Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd.

Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemiclas (Changshu) Co., Ltd.

Changshu 3F Fluorochemical Industry Co., Ltd.,

Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co. Ltd.

Shandong Hua’an New Material Co., Ltd.

Fujian Sanming City Donglai Wood Co., Ltd.

Shaxian Hengtong Wood Industry Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Long Teng Metal Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Save Technology Co., Ltd.

Yuyao Wanlei Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Co., Ltd. No 15

Hunan Sinoboom Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shandong Yanggu Huatai International Co. Ltd

Shandong Derek New Materials Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd. to respond to the proceeding in the anti-dumping administrative review.
  • Represented Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd. after the company was required by the U.S. Department of Commerce to pay at a punitive tax rate of 154.07% after it had obtained the zero tax rate.
  • Acted for Jiangyin Dolphin Pack Limited Company, the largest trader of Aluminium foils and aluminium Plates from China to Brazil, when it was involved in an anti-dumping investigation.

The firm: Guangsheng & Partners Law Offices (G&P) is a full service law firm with offices in Beijing and Shanghai. With a long history of 32 years since 1985 as an office of the China Legal Affairs Centre (transferred to partnership in 1996), the firm has been a pioneer and leading firm in international trade, competition and antitrust, real estate and construction, banking law, securities, intellectual property, PE/VC and labour law. With more than 200 professionals, G&P has been listed in The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Legal Band for more than 15 years

Areas of practice: Trade remedy and customs: as a pioneer since 1996 and setting up a strong working team with five partners and ten senior professionals in international trade practice, Guangsheng represented hundreds of multinational and Chinese clients in both inbound and outbound trade remedy cases, and has been listed in Band 1 for several years or Band 2 for more than ten years in this field.

Leading partners Hai Yan and Likai Li both worked in the Ministry of Commerce, and senior counsel Huiqing Cheng was a customs senior official. During his career as an initial official of the Bureau of Fair Trade in MOFCOM, Hai Yan was constructively involved in drafting MOFCOM anti-dumping and anti-subsidy rules, as well as WTO rules, and actively involved in many trade remedy investigations and reviews. The team has several members with CPAs who are capable of provide both legal and accounting advice in trade cases.

During 2016-2017, G&P has been representing the US Grain Council in a DDG case, and the European Starch Association in Potato Starch reviews. The firm was involved in a recent Australian case involving the largest paper producer in China. The firm also represented the largest four producers and eight exporters involved in dumping procedures in the US. The team successfully got separate rates for several SOEs in US anti-dumping procedures. They firm was involved in solar cell, tire and food additives cases, and helped many clients to maintain market shares in US, Brazil, India and EU. The team also provides high-quality advice on customs law.

Antitrust: since 2009, the lawyers of G&P have extensive experience and wide connections and have provided highly professional legal services for many multinational companies. Previously, G&P represented over 40 clients to make notifications and respond to investigations and litigations. Their recent industry-specific experience involves sectors like chemicals, construction materials, machinery, energy sources, autos, pharmaceuticals, consumable goods, and advertising among others.

Banking and insurance: G&P has provided multiple PRC and international banks, asset management companies and foreign financial institution with high-quality legal services. During the past 30 years, G&P helped ICBC, Guangda Bank, Bank of China, Agricultural Bank, China Construction Bank, Great Wall Asset Management Co. Ltd, etc in over 500 cases and daily legal matters.

Intellectual property: the intellectual property team of G&P includes partners and lawyers with extensive experience in intellectual property related areas. Most partners have previous working experience in international intellectual property law firms or renowned intellectual property agency companies, and maintain close co-operation with many global 500 companies.

Real estate and construction: G&P is deeply rooted in China. The firm works closely and constructively with all parties involved with aims of developing innovative financing solutions for over 300 real estate and construction projects in China.

Labour and personnel: G&P (Shanghai) has a unique advantage in this field. It handled all types of labour litigation and non-litigation businesses.

Litigation and arbitration: G&P is traditionally well known for its legal practice of litigation and arbitration in over 1,000 cases. The areas of its legal practice consist of civil disputes, competition, criminal litigations, tort, commercial litigations and arbitrations.

International trade Hai Yan
PE/VC & IPO Likai Li,
M&A Haojie Zhai
M&A Jingru Zhang
Banking and finance Yongning Gu
Banking and finance Fan Zhang
Labour and personnel Sammi Pang
Antitrust and competition Hai Yan
Antitrust and competition Likai Li
Real estate and construction Ruhua Xu
Real estate and construction Yonggang Sun
Litigation and arbitration Haojie Zhai
Litigation and arbitration Ruhua Xu
Litigation and arbitration Hai Yan
Hai Yan photo Hai Yansenior partner
Number of lawyers : 90
at this office : 74

Guangsheng is one of the earliest law firms in China (since 1990’s) that have established an international trade practice group specializing in anti-dumping investigation, anti-subsidies and countervailing measures. During the past 24 years, Guangsheng has represented the most number of foreign companies to respond to PRC anti-dumping investigations and helped many multinational and Chinese companies achieve satisfactory result for their responses. Since China became a WTO member, this practice group has seen great expansion. In cooperation with some world famous law firms and accounting firms all over the world, this group is committed to providing highly professional legal service and will achieve the goal in its future representation of multinational clients for anti-dumping investigation and countervailing proceedings.


Our Advantages:

As one of the largest law firms in China specializing in trade law, we have the following advantages:

BEST WORKING TEAM: Three former GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN BUREAU OF FAIR TRADE (Antidumping Investigation Authority) OF PRC MINISTRY OF COMMERCE (MOFCOM); professional attorneys and CPAs who are very experienced in helping clients getting low duty rates.

BETTER RESULTS: most of our clients received the rates that were less than 10% or zero. Some investigations were terminated by reason of no injury.  Achieve another zero in 2018 in a US case.

MORE CASES: G&P had handled more than two hundred anti-dumping and countervailing cases in the past decades, and cooperated with the best foreign law firms in the world.

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