Antitrust is a body of law that is enforced against monopolistic practices of companies. It is no longer a feature of commercial law limited to developed nations. The new economic powerhouses of China (and India as well) are implementing new laws and regulations that will ultimately affect how foreign enterprises and investors operate in China, and how joint ventures, alliances, mergers, and acquisition are scrutinized, approved and permitted to operate. Foreign enterprises and multi-nationals throughout the world that engage in business activities in China seek the advice and counsel of IPO Pang because of our experience, and our cutting-edge knowledge of government practices and decision making. We deal with complex issues involving multiple and often competing interests by distilling them down to ordinary commercial issues that are easily understood and accepted by regulators, thus allowing them to make the “safe and easy decisions” that foster commerce unimpeded by bureaucratic red tape. We know how the Chinese government works and how it enforces. We share this valuable insight with our clients.
We have experience dealing with global cartel investigations, cross-border transactions and criminal investigation, including white collar crimes stemming from violations of applicable antitrust regulations in China. The international nature of our practice enables us to understand the complexities of foreign operations and how these operations impact conduct, behavior and transactions within the Chinese borders. Our network of antitrust lawyers and seasoned government specialists produce a unique blend of legal, business, economic, forensic accounting and regulatory know-how that enables us to offer our clients a high level perspective of what is most beneficial and advantageous given the facts of the case. Foreign enterprises doing business in China are often faced with myriad business and competition/anti-competition issues that can severely derail business performance. We help our clients bridge the legal and cultural gaps between the Western World and China to empower them to maximize their competitive edge within the confines of the law.