Zhaoqi Cen is a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm with extremely rich experience in the practice of antitrust and anti-unfair competition, intellectual property, and dispute resolution.
Having worked in Customs for more than 16 years prior to pursuing the law, Mr Cen is well seasoned in regulatory policies and procedures adopted by China's administrative and judicial bodies. Mr Cen also maintains close working relationships with government officials and has been involved in the drafting and revising of China's Anti-unfair Competition Law, Anti-monopoly Law and corresponding regulations.
Mr Cen is an experienced litigator in antitrust civil cases, having been responsible for several monumental cases, such as the Rainbow v. Johnson & Johnson antitrust litigation, which is the first-ever antitrust case that the plaintiff wins the last instance (Mr Cen represented the plaintiff in the case), and have provided legal counsels for multiple leading companies such as Pfizer, Sinopec in their IPR or antitrust related disputes with other companies.
Mr Cen has continuous attention to regulatory rules updates and trends in China in industries such as automobile, pharmaceuticals, energy and natural resources, TMT, etc., which enables Mr Cen to keep clients abreast of legal developments in a timely fashion. He has represented or provided legal counsel for clients such as Pfizer, Exxon Mobil, Airbus, Sinopec, etc., in dealing with legal affairs related to regulatory compliance and antitrust practice such as government investigations, civil litigations and merger filings.
Mr Cen serves as an arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and a mediator of CCPIT/CCOIC.
Mr Cen is highly recommended and ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific as Leading Lawyer for Antitrust/Competition Practice (PRC) in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
About Zhong Lun Law Firm
Zhong Lun Law Firm was one of the first PRC firms to establish an antitrust/competition practice. Over the past years, we have rendered services to a number of local and international market leaders and accumulated a wealth of experience in this critical area. Our Antitrust/Competition Practice Group is flush with distinguished local expertise, as well as international experience gained by many lawyers earlier in their careers, when they practiced competition law at distinguished international law firms. A number of our team members are not only well-versed in antitrust/competition law issue, but also experts in particular industries.
Zhong Lun was recognized by Asian Legal Business and Asian-Mena Counsel as PRC Antitrust/Competition Law Firm of the Year for 2015, and highly ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific in consecutive years. Multiple lawyers were recommended by Chambers Asia-Pacific in its 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Asia-Pacific Guide as leading lawyers in antitrust/competition practice.