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Competition and trade remedy

The lawyers of the competition and trade remedy team of Zhongwen are familiar with domestic and foreign anti-monopoly laws and regulations and have long been concerned about the trend and development of anti-monopoly with rich practical experience in handling anti-monopoly business and they have dealt with many anti-monopoly cases on behalf of various domestic and foreign enterprises. In addition, the competition and trade remedy team of Zhongwen has won numerous anti-dumping and countervailing cases with zero tax rate and the lowest rate to the enterprise’s satisfaction representing many customers.


Scope of Legal Services includes:

(I). Concentration of operators

Provide corresponding legal services (due diligence, drafting, review, etc. of transaction documents) in the M & A process and submit application of operator concentration to the department in charge of anti-monopoly of the Ministry of Commerce on behalf of the enterprises in terms of domestic and overseas M & A, including equity M & A, asset M & A, corporate mergers, corporate restructuring, etc.

(II). Anti-monopoly self-assessment and compliance management

Assist in the review of corporate commercial bribery, horizontal monopoly agreement, abuse of market-related internal competition policy rules, and offer advice on business strategies; 

Conduct internal investigation of enterprises in violation of the competition law;

Develop and update the anti-monopoly compliance manual;

Offer anti-monopoly internal training

(III). Anti-monopoly litigation

Provide analytical opinion on anti-monopoly litigation that may be encountered by an enterprise;

Be the agent of the enterprise’s anti-monopoly litigation.

(IV). Anti-monopoly investigation

Provide analytical opinion on anti-monopoly investigation that may be encountered by an enterprise;

Assist the enterprise to respond to anti-monopoly investigation initiated by anti-monopoly authorities;

Assist the enterprise in submitting anti-monopoly investigation to anti-monopoly authorities. 

(V). Trade remedy 

Respond to anti-dumping, countervailing and security investigations initiated by Chinese government on behalf of foreign companies;

Respond to anti-dumping, countervailing and security investigations initiated by foreign government on behalf of Chinese companies;

Provide related legal advice on foreign trade, including providing advice on WTO trade policy.



Main Representative Performance:

(I). Business experience in operators’ concentrated application:

Part of the equity case of acquiring private beer enterprise by a foreign invested beer enterprise.

Foreign invested motor company’s acquiring the motor business in China of other Japanese invested enterprise.

Case of joint venture of foreign invested companies with private enterprises.

Equity case of acquiring a Singapore enterprise by a foreign invested enterprise.

Equity case of acquiring a state-owned enterprise by a foreign trade firm.

Legal consultation business related to the operators’ concentrated application.

(II). Major achievements of anti-dumping

Be the agent to respond to Brazilian’s anti-dumping case for a Chinese circuit breaker company and make Chinese enterprise win the case in the country for the first time;

Be the agent of export enterprises in the anti-dumping case of labor insurance shoes exported to Europe and obtain the treatment of the market economy for the first time;

Be the agent of the enterprises in the anti-dumping case of diamond saw blade exported to the United States and win the case with the no damage verdict;

Be the agent of the enterprises in the EU’s ironing board survey and win the case entirely;

Be the agent of Chinese fastener enterprises to respond to EU’s anti-dumping case and win the case;

Be the agent of Chinese yarn enterprises to respond to Turkey’s anti-dumping case and make Chinese enterprise win the case in the country for the first time;

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to the United States’ anti-dumping and countervailing survey on furniture made in China; 

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to India’s anti-dumping survey on polyester yarn;

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to Pakistan’s anti-dumping survey;

Be the agent of domestic yeast enterprises to respond to Kazakhstan’s anti-dumping survey and it is the first anti-dumping survey initiated by Kazakhstan;

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to Turkey’s anti-dumping survey on polyester staple fiber;

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to EU and the United States’ anti-dumping survey on canned oranges;

Be the agent of domestic t enterprises to respond to EU’s anti-dumping survey on craft candles;

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to EU’s anti-dumping survey on shoes;

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to Brazil’s anti-dumping survey on ball bearings;

Be the agent of domestic enterprises to respond to Argentine’s anti-dumping survey on syringes;

(III). Business experience in terms of anti-monopoly self-assessment and cases and anti-monopoly compliance management

Self-assessment related to commercial bribery, horizontal monopoly agreement and abuse of misuse of the market in the field of large machinery;

Enterprise internal investigation of large chemical company in violation of the competition law;

Assessment of self-discipline related agreements of large electrical retail giants;

Development and updating of anti-monopoly compliance manual for large multinational companies (beverage industry, manufacturing, service industry, etc.).

(IV). Experience in other areas of the competition law

Compliance training in internal competition law;

Response to the surprise checks of anti-monopoly related authorities;

Competition issues related to signing the vertical agreement, participating in industry association, signing relevant agreements with the peers, etc.


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