AnJie Broad Law (Beijing)

Hao Zhan

AnJie Broad Law (Beijing)

Dr. Hao Zhan is a managing partner of AnJie Broad Law Firm, based in Beijing, and is recognized as one of China’s foremost experts in competition law. He is currently a selected expert of ICC Compliance and Advocacy Workgroup and Merger Control Regime Workgroup, and also serves as the deputy chairman of ICC China Competition Commission and the regional ambassador for China of Competition Commission of ICC. From 2009 to 2022, he has been for many years ranked as Band One Lawyer in Competition/Antitrust by Chambers & Partners and Who's Who Legal. Dr. Zhan’s practice areas include antitrust litigation, antitrust investigations, merger control filings and antitrust compliance, amongst others. For instance, Dr. Zhan represents SAMR in defending against the administrative litigation brought by two pharmaceutical companies heavily penalized by SAMR due to violating AML, which is the first antitrust administrative litigation against SAMR.

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Hao Zhan, Ying Song The Chinese Supreme Court clarifies its stance on arbitration clauses and states that the jurisdiction of courts over antitrust civil disputes cannot be excluded (Shell China / Huili)


China’s supreme court enunciated the non-arbitrability of antitrust civil disputes* For a few years, the topic of whether antitrust civil disputes could be arbitrable had been hotly debated in China. There were few precedents in connection with this issue for people to better understand what (...)

Hao Zhan, Wan Jia The 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)


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 (...)

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


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 (...)

Hao Zhan 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)


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) (...)

Hao Zhan The Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission partially relaxes mergers with new acquisition rules in the insurance sector expected to help facilitate market entry by expanding the footprint of private capital


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 (...)

Hao Zhan, Ying Song The Guangdong High Court settles a high profile case dealing with a refusal to license intellectual property, which must be taken with caution (Huawei / InterDigital)


A Rational Thinking on the Refusal to License Intellectual Property under China’s Antitrust Legal Framework* 1. Introduction This article will address the perplexing issue of refusal to license a patent or copyright to other undertakings conducted by intellectual property proprietors under (...)

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


This article has been nominated for the 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. 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 (...)

Hao Zhan, Ying Song 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)


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 (...)

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


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 (...)

Hao Zhan 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)


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 (...)

Hao Zhan The Chinese NDRC enacts new anti-monopoly pricing regulations


NDRC issues new anti-monopoly pricing regulations* The end of 2010 leaves China’s anti-monopoly regulators with several matters to consider, resolve or improve. The anti-monopoly framework is still not well established and consumer rights issues have been badly neglected. End consumers remain (...)

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


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 (...)

Hao Zhan The Chinese MOFCOM publishes provisional rules on divestitures remedies


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 (...)

Hao Zhan The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) issues new draft rules under the Chinese Anti-monopoly law increasing flexibility on leniency program


China’s Leniency Program Taking a Hazy Shape* Leniency program is an effective tool in exposing cartels. This has been confirmed by over 20 antitrust jurisdictions having leniency program around the world. China joined the club on August 1, 2008, when the Anti-Monopoly Law of PRC (“AML”) came (...)

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


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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