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Antitrust & Competition

Zhong Lun is one of the first Chinese law firms to establish an antitrust & competition practice. Consisting of 10 partners and over 40 associates, our group boasts a deep bench of veteran practitioners who have a profound understanding of China’s legal environment, as well as lawyers with an international outlook built by their overseas training in antitrust laws and years of experience gained from their competition law practice at prestigious international law firms. Equipped with in-depth and fine-tuned knowledge of antitrust issues, our lawyers have acted as legislation experts participating in discussions and drafting of China’s anti-monopoly law and its supporting regulations, exhibiting acute insight into and deep understanding of trends in China’s antitrust regulation. Our antitrust lawyers offer domestic and foreign clients broad and effective services by applying our exceptional expertise, sophisticated understanding of various sectors, and global vision to China’s legal environment, drawing unanimous praise from our clients. Our practice has been consistently and highly recommended by well-renowned international rating agencies and received a great number of awards and honors from highly reputed legal media, including frequent inclusion by Chambers Asia Pacific in Band 1 ranking and recommendation by The Legal 500 as a “Top Tier” practice.

Scope of Services

  • Merger filing: assessing the need of merger filing, helping clients devise merger strategies, complete merger filing, and respond to government investigations into non-compliant filings, and coordinating cross-jurisdiction filings
  • Antitrust compliance and consultation: providing antitrust compliance opinions to clients on their vertical and horizontal business agreements, including cooperation agreement, joint development agreement, distribution agreement, licensing agreement, and supply agreement, providing compliance counseling for businesses who may abuse market dominance, building comprehensive antitrust compliance systems and devising antitrust compliance plans for businesses, and conducting antitrust compliance training for their employees
  • Antitrust investigations: assisting businesses in responding to government antitrust investigations
  • Antitrust litigation: representing clients in civil litigation, administrative litigation, and administrative reconsideration involving antitrust issues