Global vision and local practice
We are highly proficient with relevant laws, regulations, policies, and practice in the area of antitrust law. We closely follow emerging trends in hotspot areas and are known for providing both legally and commercially sensible solutions.
We have extensive knowledge and deep insights into antitrust laws and practices in other major jurisdictions, and are able to assist clients in coordinating global filings and compliance.
We maintain frequent communications and cooperation with many leading international law firms, intermediary agencies, and Chinese antitrust academia.
We are capable of multilingual communications and legal document drafting.
We have good working relationships with SAMR and its local counterparts, and have been routinely invited by SAMR to attend closed-door seminars on antitrust enforcement and legislation-related topics.
We have offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong; we can organize professionals for large projects on short notice, which enables us to quickly respond to dawn raids and provide onsite support to clients during investigations.
Diversified services and excellent reputation
We have extensive experience in handling merger filings, cartel and abuse investigations, antitrust litigation, and internal investigations, as well as providing antitrust law compliance counseling, compliance trainings, and compliance policy advice.
We have broad practical experience in antitrust issues relating to Internet and PE/VC investments. We also serve many industries including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, agriculture, high-end manufacturing, consumer goods, media, real estate, steel, petroleum, chemicals, home appliances, automobile and automotive parts, electronics, and mining, etc.
Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, leading Internet companies, Chinese state-owned enterprises, as well as various private equity funds.
Core Areas of Practice
Han Kun offers a broad range of antitrust and competition legal services.
We regularly represent clients in merger filings and remedy negotiations with the merger review authority, and frequently work on the implementation of remedies.
We regularly help clients establish their overall strategies for possible antitrust investigations by enforcement agencies – including performing "mock dawn raids", proposing and implementing appropriate remedies, and applying for leniency or suspension.
We represent clients in court proceedings involving antitrust law matters. In this regard, we work closely with the firm's IP litigation team to represent clients in patent litigation cases in Chinese courts, especially in cases involving standard-essential patents.
Comprehensive antitrust compliance services
We regularly advise domestic and foreign clients on competition law compliance issues relating to their day-to-day operations, such as reviewing supply and distribution agreements and handling competitor complaints and government inquiries.
Han Kun has been ranked as the leading PRC Law Firm in Competition & Antitrust in China and Asia by various authoritative international law firm ranking institutions. We have won many honors such as Chamber's "Leading PRC Law Firm in Competition/Antitrust" and The Legal 500's "Recommended PRC Law Firm in Antitrust and Competition".
"Firm (Han Kun) has a robust reputation for antitrust expertise. Applauded for its strength in M&A, merger control filings and trustee work. Additionally noted for its experience with investigations and antitrust litigation. Acts for clients in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. Active in the TMT sector on both high-value mergers and sensitive antitrust investigations."
—— Chambers Asia Pacific 2021