Zhan Hao ranks prominently in the Chinese market thanks to his expert handling of competition litigation and investigations proceedings.
As a widely recognised antitrust and competition lawyer, Dr Zhan Hao is partner at AnJie’s antitrust and competition group, one of the biggest antitrust teams in China. The scope of the antitrust legal practice covers merger antitrust filing, defence of investigation on monopoly agreements (cartels) and abuse of dominance, antitrust private litigation, antitrust compliance, antitrust analysis from an economic perspective, and anti-unfair competition issues, serving industries such as automobile, cell phone, energy, finance, machinery, electronics, textile, aviation, IT, food and consumer goods.
In particular, Dr Zhan excels at antitrust filings, investigation and litigation. In regard to concentration antitrust filings, he has assisted many multinational and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China and has secured approvals for all transactions he has represented thus far. In regard to antitrust investigation, Dr Zhan has represented both Chinese-funded and foreign-funded companies and has successful experience in dealing with antitrust investigations, including dawn raids against monopoly agreements or abuse of dominant position. For instance, he has represented respondents in China's first antitrust investigation against price cartels and consequently obtained a suspension of the investigation. In addition, Dr Zhan has successfully defended clients in antitrust litigations in Chinese courts, many of them related to SEP.
From 2009 to 2019, Dr Zhan has been successively ranked as a “competition/antitrust lawyer” by Chambers and Partners.
Currently, Dr Zhan is an arbitrator of CIETAC, BAC, HIAC, KLRCA, HKIAC and AICAC, vice chair of the ICC China Antitrust Committee, and vice president of the professional committee of the All China Lawyers Association.
Zhan Hao provides top-notch transactional and compliance advice, as well as outstanding expertise in contentious proceedings.
Dr Zhan has practised law for over 21 years, focusing especially on insurance law and competition law. Under his leadership, AnJie has the biggest insurance team in the PRC.
His insurance law practice covers insurance disputes; the use of insurance funds; corporate matters (developing/localising insurance products in China, the localisation of insurance products and compliance); establishing insurance institutions; insurers’ IPO and M&A; subrogation; litigation; arbitration; extended warranty; healthcare; and many other matters. His clients include various prominent Chinese and global insurance companies. He has dealt with cases regarding all kinds of property and life insurance. He is regularly recognised by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers & Partners, ALB, Expert Guides, PLC, the Client Choice Awards, Asian-MENA Counsel and Asialaw as one of China's leading insurance lawyers.
Dr Zhan is vice president (and only attorney member) of the auto insurance consulting committee of the Insurance Association of China, and an arbitrator of CIETAC, SIETAC, HKIAC, KLRCA, LCIA, DIS and AICAC. He serves as deputy director for the finance, securities and insurance committee of the All China Lawyers’ Association international practice; a member of the legal counsel committee of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese; and an expert to the Insurance Asset Management Association of China.
He is a postdoctoral researcher in economics; and a professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics, and Renmin University.
He has an LLB, an LLM and a doctoral degree in law. In 2001, he participated in an EU-sponsored programme to study EU law.