As one of the PRC’s leading anti-dumping lawyers, Mr. Zhou’s practice in trade remedy and WTO law can be traced back to 1997, when the first Chinese anti-dumping investigation was initiated. Mr. Zhou has successfully defended numerous foreign and domestic businesses in more than 100 trade remedy investigations (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard as well as Section 337 investigations) by various global trade authorities including China, the US, the EU, Canada, Australia, India, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and other Latin American countries. He has experience across a wide range of industries such as optical fiber communications, automobiles, chemicals, pulp and paper, textiles, solar energy, agricultural products, steel and metals and home furniture. Based on his deep understanding of WTO law, Mr. Zhou regularly advises clients, including the China Ministry of Commerce and well-known multinational corporations, on issues relating to the WTO and Free Trade Agreement matters.
As an expert on customs and tax law, Mr. Zhou advises clients regarding customs classifications, origin, customs valuations, transfer pricing and commodity inspections. He communicates with the relevant governmental agencies, such as China Customs, Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Ministry of Environmental Protection and China Food and Drug Administration on behalf of his domestic and foreign clients and provides effective legal solutions.
With working experience at the headquarter of Bank of China, Mr. Zhou also advises corporate & finance, bankruptcy and anti-monopoly/competition law.
Mr. Zhou was ranked as a ‘leading lawyer’ in China by Chambers & Partners, Asia Pacific Legal 500 for his international trade and regulatory expertise. Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings 2013: The team is greatly dedicated, and it works with seamless co-ordination. It brings high quality and very satisfactory results in extremely complicated cases. Head of the department Zhou Yong is “very commercial and specialised – he produces the highest standard of work.”