Our antitrust team was established in 2007. Lifang & Partners is a pioneer of antitrust litigation, having represented in multiple landmark antitrust litigations. For instance, we represented China Netcom (now China Unicom) in the abuse of market dominance lawsuit, which was China’s first antitrust lawsuit following the enactment of the Antitrust Law of China (“AML”). We represented Qihoo in Qihoo 360 v. Tencent, the first antitrust case heard by the Supreme People’s Court. We represented Tetra Pak in an abuse of market dominance case, which is the first high-profile follow-on action in China following antitrust authority’s decision. 

Moreover, we have acted in multiple antitrust litigations involving standard essential patents for our rich experience in both IP litigation and antitrust litigation, including a series of high-profile litigations between Huawei and Samsung. We participated in almost all the major SEP litigations in China. With our capability to handle both patent and FRAND issues, we can offer our clients optimized litigation strategies to maximize their interest.

Since 2012, our lawyers have substantially participated in several investigations by National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), and now State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), as counsel to the antitrust authority, respondent, or complainant in different cases. We gained an in-depth understanding of the internal procedures and working style of the antitrust authorities. We participated in a number of landmark investigations such as the LCD panels cartel case, the first antitrust investigation in China, and the Qualcomm abuse of market dominance case, which results in the highest fine ever imposed in China.

Lifang & Partners is one of China’s first firms to be involved in merger control filings. Since 2007, our lawyers have been involved in many cases and have acquired extensive experience in merger control filings. We have handled more than one hundred merger control filings to date.

Our legal services in this field cover:

• Antitrust Litigation

Antitrust Investigation

Antitrust Compliance and Consultancy 

Merger Control Filings

Awards and Rankings

Leading Competition/Antitrust law Firm, Chambers Greater China Region Guide

Recommended Antitrust & Competition Law Firm, The Legal 500

A PRC winner for Competition and Antitrust, China Business Law Awards


“Lifang does a lot of cases at the intersection between IP and antitrust. They handle a lot of those kinds of antitrust litigation cases.”

——Chambers Greater China Region Guide

“It is hard to find such a strong team who can handle complex litigation matters in China.”

—— Chambers Greater China Region Guide

“A delicate team with strong antitrust expertise and extensive experience in AML litigations and investigations.”

——The Legal 500