Our team has a market-leading track record of successfully assisting clients on some of the most high-profile merger filings and antitrust investigations in China. Clients benefit from our longstanding engagement with China’s competition regulators, so they always know where the regulators stand.
We currently have a dedicated competition team in China comprising of 20 competition law specialists who work across all our offices. Members of our team have practiced in many jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, the EU, the UK, the U.S., and Australia. We deliver local expertise with an international perspective.
We have expertise in the following areas:
We work to ensure optimal outcomes for clients when they apply for merger clearance. This includes advising on the likelihood of intervention by China’s competition authority and ensuring that the strategy for obtaining clearance in China is aligned with filings in other jurisdictions. Where remedies are required, we design and negotiate innovative solutions to address any competition concerns without losing sight of the commercial objectives of the deal in China and globally.
Antitrust investigation and litigation
We support our clients in assessing any risks of investigation and collaborate to determine the best strategy. This includes responding to dawn raids, framing leniency applications and managing large-scale document reviews and requests. By effectively navigating regulatory processes and communications, we have successfully defended clients in many landmark cases. We have helped shape the way that antitrust law is applied in many industries.
Where litigation is unavoidable, we have a reputation for successfully fighting our clients’ corner. Our competition and antitrust lawyers work closely with our dispute resolution lawyers to deliver a seamless service and some of our team have experience in both fields.
Compliance and advisory
We provide clients with strategic advice on pricing, distribution, licensing and supply agreements, and also carry out full-scale competition law compliance audits. Clients look to us to help them ensure compliance without undermining their business objectives.