• Antitrust and Compliance

Antitrust law is a major practice area of the firm. We have a full-service antitrust team containing lawyers experienced at advising clients on antitrust investigations, dispute resolutions, merger clearances, and antitrust compliance.

In response to increasing client demands for legal and regulatory compliance services, Lifang & Partners reorganised its previous Antitrust & Competition task force to form the Antitrust and Compliance Team in October 2017 to offer a full range, end-to-end and specialised services to our clients.

Antitrust

Antitrust Litigation :

Established in 2007, the Lifang & Partners antitrust team is a pioneer of Chinese law. We have handled multiple landmark cases, including the Supreme People’s Court’s first antitrust case, and several SEP disputes. Our litigation experience fortifies our abilities to handle antitrust matters. In combination, our IP and antitrust practices enable our lawyers to maximise client interests in cases involving SEPs and FRAND issues.

Antitrust Investigation:

Our lawyers have been intensively involved in several antitrust investigations in China. We advised the Government, complainants, or respondents on complex procedural and substantive law issues in several trailblazing matters. As counsel to companies under investigation, we facilitate smooth communication between our clients and regulatory agencies and mitigate the legal risks that our clients face.

Antitrust Compliance Consulting:

Fully leveraging our extensive antitrust law experience, we provide clients with antitrust compliance consulting services that include operations reviews and employee training. We have advised clients in multiple industries, such as automobiles, pharmaceuticals, food, and other industries. Our services cover business structures, distributor management, contract compliance reviews, employee training, and antitrust law consulting. For SEPs, we advise clients on antitrust and FRAND issues during patent licensing negotiations.

Merger Control Filings:

Lifang & Partners is one of China’s first law firms to provide merger control filing services. We have witnessed and participated in the development of Chinese antitrust law, from advising clients on the first draft of the Anti-Monopoly Law in 2007 to providing a full range of antitrust services at present. In that time, we have built good relationships with China’s anti-monopoly authorities. We are in a solid position to provide timely, all-round, and efficient legal services in antitrust matters.

Unfair Competition

We handled a number of important cases relating to unfair competition.

Compliance

Our Compliance Team is dedicated to assisting our clients in all their legal compliance activities, including ethics and compliance training, compliance risk profiling and assessment, compliance policy drafting and reviews, incident handling, government investigations, and dispute resolution. We have helped clients respond to problems related to anti-monopoly laws, anti-unfair competition laws, anti-corruption laws, healthcare product clearance, cryptographic product regulation, privacy, and other matters.

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