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Zhaoqi Cen

Zhaoqi Cen

About Zhaoqi Cen

Mr. Cen’s practice focuses on antitrust and
competition, customs and international trade, litigation and arbitration. Prior
to practicing as a lawyer, Mr. Cen had worked in government agencies for more
than 16 years and is well versed in regulatory policies and procedures adopted
by China’s administrative and judicial bodies.

Mr.
Cen has over 15 years of experiences in antitrust law. He has successfully
provided comprehensive antitrust legal services of investigation, merger
filing, compliance, and civil litigation for various MNEs, large state-owned
enterprises, and private entities, covering all kinds of industries including
pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunication, semiconductor, consumer goods, etc. 

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Practices
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Customs & International Trade
  • Litigation & Arbitration
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Industries
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Energy & Chemicals
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Experiences 
  • Provided legal service for a global semiconductor manufacturer in
    antitrust investigation initiated by the State Administration for Market
    Regulation
  • Provided legal service for a global computer software supplier in
    antitrust investigation initiated by the State Administration for Industry and
    Commerce
  • Provided legal service for a multinational pharmaceutical company in
    antitrust investigation initiated by the National Development and Reform
    Commission and the State Administration for Market Regulation
  • Provided legal service for a large state-owned gas company in
    antitrust investigation initiated by the Jiangsu Provincial Administration for
    Industry and Commerce
  • Provided legal service for an energy company in antitrust
    investigation initiated by the Shandong Provincial Administration for Industry
    and Commerce
  • Provided legal service for a large petrochemical enterprise in
    internal compliance investigation involving monopoly agreement-related risk
    assessment
  • Provided legal service for a multinational pharmaceutical company in
    anti-unfair competition investigation initiated by the Shanghai Jing’an
    District Administration for Market Regulation
  • Provided legal service for a multinational pharmaceutical company in
    anti-unfair competition investigation initiated by the Shenyang Municipal
    Administration for Industry and Commerce
  • Provided merger filing service for the establishment of a joint
    venture by Porsche AG and Schuler AG
  • Provided merger filing service for the establishment of a joint
    venture by  Volkswagen AG, Mobileye
    Vision and Champion Motors Ltd.
  • Provided merger filing service for the establishment of a joint
    venture by  Daimler AG and Swiss Re Ltd.
  • Provided merger filing service for China National Chemical Equipment
    Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of Krauss Maffei Group GmbH
  • Provided merger filing service for the establishment of a joint
    venture by BMW, Daimler and other undertakings
  • Provided
    merger filing service for Volkswagen Credit, Inc. in its acquisition of
    AutoGravity Corporation
  • Provided
    merger filing service for the equity acquisition of AJ & Son
    Investment Pty Ltd. and Australia Nature’s Care Biotech Co., Ltd. by China
    Jianyin Investment Limited and Tamar Alliance Health Limited
  • Provided legal counsel for China Mobile in China Tower’s acquisition
    of tower assets from three telecommunication operators  
  • Provided legal service for a global enterprise software provider in
    antitrust investigation initiated by the Beijing Municipal Commission of
    Development and Reform
  • Provided legal service for a global radio communication technology
    supplier in antitrust investigation initiated by the National Development and
    Reform Commission

 

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Recognitions

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2014-2017
  • Competition/Antitrust Leading Lawyer
  • Chinese Business Law Journal 2013 Deal of
    the Year (Vertical monopoly agreement case between Johnson & Johnson and
    Rainbow)
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Educational Background 
  • Ph.D. in Law   University of International Business and Economics
  • LL.M. in Law   Sun Yat-Sen University
  • B.S. in Economics   University of International Business and Economics
  • B.A. in Chinese Literature   Sun Yat-sen University
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Bar Admissions 
  • PRC Bar Admission

 

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Memberships
  • Researcher, UIBE Competition Law Center
  • Deputy Secretary-General, Professional
    Committee of Competition Policy and Law of the China Society for WTO Studies
    (CWTO)
  • Member, International Chamber of Commerce
    Task Force on Court Proceedings in Antitrust Damages Claims
  • Arbitrator, China International Economic
    and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

 

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Publications

  • “ICC Compendium
    of Antitrust Damages Actions”, International Chamber of Commerce, March 2021

     

  • Chapter III China’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust”, The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review (Seventh Edition), Law Business Research Ltd., August 2022
  • Rainbow v. Johnson & Johnson Vertical Monopoly Agreement Dispute”, Twelve Years of Anti-Monopoly in China: Review and Prospect, China Citic Press, December 2020

  • “Chapter III
    China’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust”, The Intellectual Property and
    Antitrust Review (Sixth Edition), Law Business Research Ltd., August 2021

     

  • Chapter III
    China’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust”, The Intellectual Property and
    Antitrust Review (Fifth Edition), Law Business Research Ltd., August 2020
  • Chapter III
    China’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust”, The Intellectual Property and
    Antitrust Review (Fourth Edition), Law Business Research Ltd., August 2019
  • Chapter III
    China’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust”, The Intellectual Property and
    Antitrust Review (Third Edition), Law Business Research Ltd., August 2018
  • Chapter II
    China’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust”, The Intellectual Property and
    Antitrust Review (Second Edition), Law Business Research Ltd., August 2017
  • Chapter II
    China’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust”, The Intellectual Property and
    Antitrust Review, Law Business Research Ltd., August 2016
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Policy and Law”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2020), China Commerce and Trade Press, 2020
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2018-2019), China Commerce and Trade Press, 2019
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2017), China Commerce and Trade Press, 2017
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2016), China Law Press, 2016
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2015), China Law Press, 2015
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2014), China Law Press, 2014
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2013), China Law Press, 2013
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2012), China Law Press, 2012
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2011), China Law Press,2011
  • The Latest
    Development of EU Competition Law and Policy”, Report on Competition Law and
    Policy of China (2010), China Law Press,2010
  • Resale Price
    Maintenance Case Analysis – German Volkswagen”, Price Regulation and Antitrust
    of China, 2014 (12)
  • Discussion on
    EU Cartel Settlement Procedures”, Price Regulation and Antitrust of China, 2014
    (7)
  • A Strong
    Weapon to Deter and Disintegrate Cartels — Leniency Policy: A Comparison and
    Enlightenment of the Leniency Policies between the United States and the
    European Union”, International Trade, 2010 (6)
  • A Probe into
    Determination of Concerted Practice: Perspective from the Banana Cartel Case”,
    Price: Theory & Practice, 2010 (2)
  • Anti-Unfair
    Competition Law Classic Cases and Commentaries”, China Citic Press, July 2007
  • Understanding
    and Discussion on Customs Affairs Guarantee in the New Customs Law”,
    Contemporary Law Review, 2001 (11)

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