Competition

JunHe was one of the first Chinese law firms to deliver legal services relating to competition law.  Our lawyers play key roles in the formulation of regulations, rules and guidelines under the Chinese antitrust framework, and are leading voices in the establishment and improvement of the Chinese antitrust legal system.  Due to our specialized legal knowledge, in-depth legislative insight and strong government relationships, JunHe’s competition law team is a leader in this practice area, acting for clients in almost a sixth, on aggregate, of all cases of antitrust filing in China, and has a remarkable presence in the fields of legal services in respect to antitrust investigation, compliance and litigation. 


Our Team


JunHe’s competition law team consists of nearly 20 professionals, including partners and associates, based in our Beijing and Shanghai offices.  Our competition law team includes academic lawyers, former officials who have previously been responsible for merger control review, as well as experienced lawyers with advanced legal knowledge.  Abreast of the latest trends and developments in Chinese competition law, our lawyers regularly share their views on the theory and practice of competition law in various professional journals, and are often invited to speak at domestic and international conferences.  We are known for our adroit handling of complex competition law matters and have become the top choice for leading domestic and international companies.    


Key Practice Areas


  • Assessing whether transactions will trigger filings for the concentration of undertakings and assisting clients in merger control filings; advising clients on compliance issues related to the concentration of undertakings in different stages of transactions; assisting clients in the analysis and coordination of global filings; and working as monitoring trustees of conditionally approved cases.

  • Reviewing and revising commercial arrangements, contracts and agreements from the perspective of avoiding monopolistic agreements and abuse of dominant market position risks and providing legal opinions and recommendations.

  • Assisting clients in setting up and implementing compliance systems.

  • Drafting and reviewing compliance manuals/guidelines relating to competition law and providing compliance training.

  • Assisting clients in conducting compliance evaluation and audits, risk evaluation, developing rectification schemes and developing tailored lists of dos and don’ts.

  • Assisting clients in cooperating with anti-monopoly administrative investigations and applying for leniency.

  • Assisting clients in assessing potential anti-monopoly litigation risks and defense strategies and representing clients in anti-monopoly civil and administrative actions.


Extensive Industry Resources


Through many years of practicing competition law, JunHe’s competition law team has built strong working relationships with competition law regulators, having earned their trust through our focused work, in-depth legal knowledge, and extensive hands-on experience.  Regulators often seek our attorneys’ opinions on complex and difficult competition law issues. Our attorneys are regularly invited to speak at government seminars and to participate in the drafting and amending of relevant laws and regulations.  JunHe’s competition law team has also established close personal relationships with other preeminent law firms at home and abroad.  We cultivate our industry resources to deliver timely, efficient and superior services to our clients. 


Remarkable Performance 


JunHe has achieved remarkable performances in the field of competition law. 


In the field of merger control filings, JunHe has dealt with over 600 filings/failure-to-file cases, assisting clients to obtain unconditional and conditional approvals with high efficiency, and handling investigations over gun-jumping transactions, as well as coordinating merger control filings in overseas jurisdictions.


In the field of anti-monopoly investigations, JunHe has assisted clients in cooperating with government investigations and helping achieve positive results, including decisions of not initiating investigations, penalty exemptions and reductions, and suspended investigations with rectification commitments. 


In the field of anti-monopoly litigation, JunHe has handled several influential cases, including the first administrative monopoly case and the first vertical monopoly agreement case since the implementation of anti-monopoly laws.


In the field of anti-monopoly compliance consultancy, JunHe has assisted many large and medium-sized enterprises with wide industry coverage to establish and improve their compliance policies and systems and conduct comprehensive and focused compliance audits, effectively helping clients prevent anti-monopoly risks.