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Clifford Chance LLP

Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Exceptionally well regarded for compliance and antitrust work, and noted for its skill in merger control and investigatory matters. Handles both inbound and outbound transactions for Chinese and multinational clients. Particularly adept at advising clients from the pharmaceutical, retail and industrial sectors. Acknowledged for its strong foothold in the Chinese market and in dealing with the competition aspects of multi-jurisdictional deals. Also able to act on cases brought under the Competition Ordinance at the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. Well placed to analyse an array of production chains and assess the horizontal and conglomerate elements.

Strengths

"I would say that they are a terrific team," enthuses one praise-filled client, who notes that they are "very effective at navigating a complex merger control system," and adds that "they are well connected and are able to make sure that notifications move forward swiftly."

"The service of the law firm is very good," agrees another client, asserting: "It is among the best in the industry."

Work highlights

Advised GE on the sale of its biopharma business to Danaher, and merger filings in 20 markets which arose from the deal.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Richard Blewett is highly active in the antitrust law sphere, advising large finance and retail clients on the full gamut of competition law issues. A client describes him as "highly engaging and responsive," as well as "very dependable and hands-on."

Bai Yong is described by a client as being "well acquainted with antitrust law" and as having "a very good approach towards client service." He is well placed to advise on multi-jurisdictional merger filings and is particularly well versed in Mainland Chinese competition law.

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Competition/Antitrust (International Firms) Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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HKRI Takoo Hui, 25/F, HKRI Centre Tower 2

288 Shi Men Yi Road

Shanghai

Shanghai

China

200041

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Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)


Richard Blewett
Band 2
Yong Bai
Band 3