Baker McKenzie

Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Robust competition practice demonstrating skill in compliance and audits, as well as experience in merger control, investigations and disputes concerning anti-monopoly, bid rigging and FRAND licensing. Fields a talented team of lawyers with international and local experience based across Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The group's operation is boosted by its joint operation with FenXun (FTZ). Also benefits from the firm's exceptional global reach and notable offices in London and Brussels. Regularly receives mandates to provide risk assessment reports for large companies from a variety of sectors.

Strengths A client commends the team for its "quality, responsible attitude and timely turnaround."

"The Asia-Pacific practice is one of the firms with the broadest antitrust coverage in Asia," another admiring client reports.

Work highlights Advised Metro AG throughout the merger approval process when establishing a joint venture with Wumei Technology Group.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Crosswell
is well versed in the full spectrum of competition law issues. He has particular expertise handling complex litigation, leniency applications and merger clearance issues across the Asia-Pacific region. He is hailed by one client who claims: "He is very responsive, proactive and knowledgeable," and adds that he is "good at keeping ahead of what is going on."