GCR 100 - 20th Edition

AnJie Law Firm

21 January 2020

China

Zhan Hao, Song Ying and Stephanie Wu lead the competition practice at ANJIE LAW FIRM, which is active in most of the major antitrust cases before the SAMR. They are assisted by another partner and more than 10 associates who spend at least half of their time on competition matters. The team counselled a Chinese aerospace state-owned enterprise on antitrust issues regarding its cooperation with a major European airliner on a joint business project. The firm advised a state-owned petrochemical company regarding the establishment of a joint venture with a global petrochemical manufacturer, securing clearance in less than 50 days.

Five AnJie lawyers act for a TDI manufacturer in private antitrust litigation brought by a Chinese mattress manufacturer against four TDI companies for an alleged horizontal agreement. TDI is a component of polyurethane, which in turn goes into mattresses. The firm is advising an automotive original equipment manufacturer in response to the SAMR’s investigation of the auto industry. The European Commission’s launching of a probe of five German OEMs in 2017 prompted the Chinese watchdog to see whether the alleged cartel had any influence on the Chinese market. AnJie is also advising an internet company in the first investigation of the internet industry since the SAMR was established in 2018. The investigation centres on a complaint filed with the SAMR’s predecessor agencies regarding the digital music market and upstream copyright licensors, and raises important questions of enforcing competition law in the digital economy. AnJie is also acting for a global domain name registry company against several abuse of dominance allegations.

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