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LEHMAN, LEE & XU: Leading the Way in China's Antitrust, Anti-Monopoly, and Anti-Unfair Competition Legal Practice




LEHMAN, LEE & XU is proud to be at the forefront of the legal landscape in China, with an active and dynamic practice specializing in Antitrust, Anti-Monopoly, and Anti-Unfair Competition. Since 2008, when China's seminal "Anti-Monopoly Law" was enacted, we have consistently delivered expert legal services in these critical areas. Our extensive knowledge and experience have positioned us as a trusted partner for a diverse clientele, both domestic and international, spanning an array of industries, including medicine and healthcare, internet, automobile, electric appliances, IT, food and beverage, chemical engineering, finance, transportation, trade, and retail.

Expertise and Experience:

Over the years, the legal professionals at LEHMAN, LEE & XU have played a pivotal role in shaping and influencing China's Anti-Monopoly Law and its associated enforcement regulations. Our client base is broad and includes large state-owned enterprises, renowned multinational corporations, and medium-sized domestic and foreign enterprises. Our footprint extends across numerous industries, such as automobile, shipping, chemical, energy, finance, pharmaceutical, transportation, machinery, electronics, textile, aviation, consumer goods, and software. Notably, our team adeptly represents both Chinese and foreign-funded entities in antitrust investigations, consistently securing favorable outcomes. We were among the pioneers in providing legal counsel to a client embroiled in an antitrust investigation in China, successfully obtaining exemptions on their behalf. Our lawyers have amassed extensive experience in handling high-profile competition private litigation and have provided valuable guidance to numerous high-tech companies on aligning their product designs with antitrust regulations. To date, we have successfully represented enterprises in concentration filings with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Furthermore, our team offers comprehensive competition law training, develops compliance brochures, conducts mock interviews, prepares for raids, and conducts antitrust compliance reviews of business models for Fortune 500 companies and listed entities.

Antitrust Expertise:

Our accomplished team offers a broad spectrum of services in the field of antitrust, including:

1. Complaint Handling: Initiating or responding to complaints related to antitrust law on behalf of our clients.

2. Investigation Defense: Skillfully representing our clients when confronted with antitrust investigations initiated by competition authorities.

3. Litigation Support: Filing antitrust civil and administrative proceedings to safeguard our clients' interests.

4. Merger Control Filings: Assisting clients in submitting antitrust declarations for business concentration within China or coordinating such declarations outside of China.

5. Compliance Guidance: Furnishing invaluable antitrust compliance legal services to ensure our clients remain compliant with regulatory stipulations.


Our tailored solutions are designed to address the unique challenges faced by our clients within the complex landscape of antitrust regulations.

LEHMAN, LEE & XU Representative Deals:

1. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) - Horizontal Integration: Navigating acquisitions involving major competitors within the same industry, mergers of market-leading firms, and purchases that raise concerns about market concentration.


2. Joint Ventures and Collaborations: Structuring and advising on collaborations and joint ventures among competing entities.


3. Vertical Integration: Managing acquisitions involving suppliers or distributors, with a keen focus on preventing vertical foreclosure concerns.


4. Market Entry Strategies: Assisting dominant market players in expanding into new markets while ensuring stringent compliance with antitrust regulations.


5. Price-Fixing and Cartel Investigations: Investigating and addressing allegations of price-fixing and collusion across various industries.


6. Abuse of Dominant Position: Addressing allegations of anti-competitive practices by dominant corporations.


7. Intellectual Property and Standardization: Resolving disputes related to standard essential patents (SEPs) and ensuring the establishment of equitable industry standards.


8. E-commerce and Online Marketplaces: Scrutinizing competitive practices within the online marketplace domain, including issues related to favoritism and self-preferencing.


9. Data Privacy and Competition: Evaluating tech giants' handling of user data and scrutinizing potential anti-competitive uses of data.


10. Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals: Navigating antitrust concerns within the pharmaceutical sector, including matters pertaining to patent settlements and pricing practices.


11. Telecommunications and Spectrum Auctions: Overseeing mergers and acquisitions within the telecommunications sector, with a specific focus on spectrum ownership and market competition.


12. Retail and Consumer Goods: Investigating anti-competitive conduct by major retailers and manufacturers, including exclusive distribution agreements.


13. Energy and Natural Resources: Reviewing mergers and joint ventures within the energy sector, particularly when market concentration may impact pricing and competition.


14. Financial Services and Fintech: Ensuring stringent compliance during mergers and collaborations involving financial institutions and fintech companies.


15. Technology and Digital Markets: Investigating competitive practices among tech giants, encompassing matters related to market dominance, app store policies, and digital advertising competition.

For More Information:


To delve deeper into how LEHMAN, LEE & XU can provide expert legal counsel and solutions in the domains of Antitrust, Anti-Monopoly, and Anti-Unfair Competition, please do not hesitate to contact us at Our dedicated team of professionals stands ready to assist you with your legal needs, ensuring compliance with intricate regulations and safeguarding your interests in a rapidly evolving legal landscape. Your success is our priority, and we look forward to partnering with you on your legal journey.

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