Broad & Bright, founded in 2004, is a full-service Chinese law firm providing a broad range of specialized legal services in multiple practice areas for domestic and international clients, among the practice areas, Broad & Bright is one of the leading law firms in Antitrust practice in China.
The antitrust team of Broad & Bright has extensive and expertise in the competition law practice, including merger control review, cartel investigation, antirust compliance and counselling. The quality service has won the recognition by the clients and the legal society. It has been awarded by prestigious legal ranking publications such as Chambers, Global Competition Review, China Business Law Journal, and Asian Law & Practice.
In particular, the team is experienced and has the expertise in handling sensitive and complicated cases. In SAMR’s 36 conditional approvals so far, Broad & Bright handled around half of the cases, including China’s first conditional approval of Inbev’s acquisition of Amnheuser-Busch. In 2009, Broad & Bright represented Coco-cola in its acquisition of Hui yuan case, which is one of the most complicated filings in China and involved political concerns. In 2015, Broad & Bright assisted Seagate in successfully obtaining approval by MOFCOM to lift its “hold separate” restriction, which is the first case where the “hold separate” conditions were completely released. Within the same year, Broad & Bright represented NXP in its acquisition of Freescale, which is the first conditional approval of MOFCOM where the “upfront buyer” situation was involved in the divestment remedy. Besides, Broad & Bright is the firm that handles most of the conditional clearances in China up till now.