WWL says: Zhan Hao is a well-regarded name in the Chinese antitrust space with a diverse practice encompassing merger filings, abuse of dominance, compliance and unfair competition issues.
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.
Zhan Hao cuts a distinguished figure in the competition space, having represented clients on complex antitrust compliance issues, merger filings and competition analysis.
Mr Zhan Hao has PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in law; and completed a post-doctorate degree in economics at Peking University. His dual ability in law and economics gives him an edge in counselling on antitrust and insurance issues. As managing partner of AnJie Law Firm, Dr Zhan has over 10 years of experience in all aspects of antitrust/competition law, such as private litigation, government investigations, merger review filing and compliance consultancy. He represents clients from a whole range of industry sectors including the internet, semiconductors, online entertainment, energy and mining, aviation, insurance, telecommunications, automobiles and pharmaceuticals. These clients include many Fortune 500 companies and other world-renowned names, such as Panasonic, Hitachi, Qualcomm, GE, Verisign, YKK, Sinopec and Air China Cargo.
Dr Zhan was rated in the top tier of the antitrust/competition and insurance chapters of Chambers & Partners. He is also recommended by WWL Insurance and Reinsurance; PLC’s Which Lawyer?; and Expert Guides. He is named one of the top 10 lawyers in the Asian Legal Business “China Power List”, and as one of the country’s top 20 lawyers of the past 10 years.
He also serves as the vice chair of the ICC China Competition Commission, and commissioner of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese legal advisory board.
As a top antitrust litigator in China, Dr Zhan has argued for clients in most high-stakes antitrust lawsuits before Chinese courts. His most prominent representations include the Sinopec case (where he successfully won a reversal of the first-instance and second-instance judgements in China’s first antitrust lawsuit in the oil and gas industry); the Panasonic case (where he victoriously defended the client against downstream distributors); the Rare Earth case (involving complicated SEP issues, and relating to disputes in the USA and China); and a series of domain-name registration dispute cases (concerning the internet regulatory scheme).
Zhan Hao is held in high esteem by sources who applaud his strong representative experience in insurance-related litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Mr Zhan Hao, managing partner of AnJie, has PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in law; and completed a post-doctorate degree in economics. His dual ability in law and economics gives him an edge in counselling on antitrust and insurance issues. Dr Zhan has over 10 years of experience in all aspects of antitrust/competition law, such as private litigation, government investigations, merger review filing and compliance. His clients include many Fortune 500 companies and other world-renowned names from a whole range of industry sectors.
Dr Zhan is top-tier rated for insurance in China by Chambers Asia Pacific (2009-2020); and is also recommended by WWL: Insurance & Reinsurance (2010-2020), in which he has been the only PRC insurance lawyer listed for the past seven years. He has been named China’s best insurance lawyer by PLC’s Which Lawyer? (2009-2016); China’s best insurance and reinsurance lawyer by Expert Guides (2010-2017); one of the top 10 lawyers in the Asian Legal Business “China Power List” (2013-2016); and one of the country’s top 20 lawyers of the past 10 years.
He also serves as the vice president of the financial insurance commission experts committee of the National Lawyers Association, and commissioner of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese legal advisory board.