Zhan Hao

AnJie Law (Beijing)
Lawyer (Managing Partner)

Dr. Zhan Hao is the managing partner of AnJie Law Firm. He has played an important role in assisting a number of multinational companies and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in antitrust regulatory filings in China and has secured approvals for all the transactions he represented. His specialized area in antitrust filings are merger and acquisitions, joint-venture (JV) setups and contractual control involving a broad scope of sectors, including aviation, mining, pharmaceutical, oil, machinery, food, IT, vehicle etc. He has represented respondents in China’s first government investigation regarding price cartel and secured the suspension of the action. Furthermore, he has successfully represented clients in various antitrust and unfair competition litigations before the Chinese courts; some of the litigations involved both antitrust and intellectual property right issues, which is deemed to be the most complicated area compared to other antitrust litigations. Dr. Zhan Hao has authored a number of academic books on the Anti-Monopoly Law of the PRC (AML), which are published by LexisNexis and the Chinese leading legal press. So far, he is the only Chinese antitrust lawyer having both a PhD in law and extensive experience in post-doctor microeconomic research.

Distinctions

Dr. Zhan Hao is honored as Professional Insurance Lawyer by a number of ranking institutions as Chambers & Partners, Who is Who Legal, ALB and PLC. Currently, AnJie Insurance Department is the biggest, full-service and most influential insurance team among China law firms.

Nominee, 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Asian Antitrust

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Linked authors

AnJie Law (Beijing)
AnJie Law (Beijing)
AnJie Law (Beijing)
University of Hong Kong
Mingde Economic Research (Washington DC)

Articles

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Wan Jia, Zhan Hao Advocate General Whatelet holds that the fact that a company owns a standard-essential patent does not necessarily mean that it holds a dominant position (Huawei / ZTE)

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Huawei vs. ZTE - The Advocate General Has Spoken* Background On April 5, 2013, the Landgericht Düsseldorf (a German regional court) referred a set of questions relating to injunctive relief over standard-essential patents (“SEPs”) to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in connection with a (...)

Xiang Li, Zhan Hao The Chinese Supreme Court sets up the standard for antitrust private litigation with detailed analysis method in regard to market definition and dominance establishment (Qihoo / Tencent)

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When the Antitrust Encounter the Internet: The Legal Battle between Qihoo 360 and Tencent Finally Comes to the End* The outgoing year has witnessed the significantly increasing role of „Antitrust‟ and „Internet‟ played in China‟s economy. With the Supreme People‟s Court („SPC‟) ratified the original (...)

Zhan Hao The Chinese MOFCOM clears acquisition on the market for chemical materials used in the manufacture of integrated circuits and flat panel displays (Merck / AZ Electronics)

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Last Hurdle for Merck’s Acquisition of AZ Electronics Removed: MOFCOM’s 23rd Conditional Clearance* Following the antitrust watchdog in Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the United States, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) conditionally cleared Merck KGaA’s (Merck) (...)

Zhan Hao The China Insurance Regulatory Commission partially relaxes mergers and the new acquisition rules in the insurance sector are expected to help facilitate market entry and expand the footprint of private capital

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China Issues New Insurance Merger Rules* Level play ground, optimizing industry structure, promoting competitiveness, and enriching the risk management tool kit of the insurance institutes”, quoting a statement of CIRC posted on its website. Promotion of Competition CIRC’s partially relaxed (...)

Zhan Hao The Chinese Shanghai People’s High Court awards damages to be paid by a major US-headquartered healthcare supplier for vertical restrictive practices (Rainbow / Johnson & Johnson)

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Chinese Court’s Roadmap on Vertical Monopoly Analysis: Some Comments on the Final Judgment on Rainbow vs. Johnson & Johnson Case* On August 1 2013, Shanghai People’s High Court (the Court) handed down judgment on the first private antitrust action involving vertical agreements under the (...)

Song Ying, Zhan Hao The Chinese NDRC imposes fines in a total amount of RMB 353 million on 6 LCD panel manufacturers (Samsung / LG / AU Optronics / Chunghwa / Chimei InnoLux / HannStar)

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NDRC Imposed the Penalty against LCD Panel Companies for Their Monopolistic Behavior* China’s National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) has imposed a heavy penalty of total RMB 353 million yuan against six companies for the monopolistic behavior of price-fixing on liquid crystal display (...)

Zhan Hao A Chinese District People’s court receives a complaint brought by private enterprises against a public entity for abuse of dominance in railway transport sector (Taiyuan Railway Bureau)

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Taiyuan Railway Bureau is Sued by Private Enterprises Alleged Monopoly* On September 7th, 2011, an antitrust litigation against Taiyuan Railway Bureau was brought to Taiyuan Xinghualing Court on the ground that Taiyuan Railway Bureau violated Anti-monopoly Law and Unfair Competition Law of PRC (...)

Zhan Hao The Chinese MOFCOM announces that the acquisition of the China’s largest confectionery company by the global confectionery corporation is officially under review (Nestlé/Hsu Fu Chi)

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Nestlé’s Filing of Acquiring China’ Largest Listed Confectionery Company is Accepted* A spokeswoman from the Ministry of Commerce publicly declared in the recent, that the Ministry has officially accepted the notification on Nestlé’s acquisition of Hsu Fu Chi. If the Ministry turns on the green (...)

Zhan Hao The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) submits to the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council a revised draft of the unfair competition law to respond to the changing economy

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Revised Unfair Competition Law responds to changing economy* Introduction The Unfair Competition Law, which was enacted in 1993, has been described as the constitution of the market economy. However, China’s rapid social and economic development has given rise to new forms of unfair (...)

Zhan Hao The Chinese MOFCOM publishes provisional rules on divestitures remedies

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Divestiture Regulation: A Giant Leap in Chinese Concentration Review Regime* On July 8th, MOFCOM (Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China) released The Provisional Rules on Implementing Divestiture of Assets or Businesses(“Provisional Rules”). This legislative move can be seen as (...)

Zhan Hao The Beijing Dongcheng District People’s Court announces the settlement in private enforcement action brought against a Chinese mobile company for abuse of dominance (China Mobile)

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The Ending of the ’China Mobile’ Case* This is an article corresponding to the China Mobile case which was discussed at China Law Vision on April 21, 2009. On 23 October 2009 the Beijing Dongcheng District People’s Court announced the settlement of an Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) case brought by Zhou (...)

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