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Maria Hou

Maria Hou

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Tel: +86 10 5957 2336
Email: houzhanghui@zhonglun.com

Practice areas

Cross-border mergers & acquisitions; Antitrust; Foreign investment control


Maria has more than 13 years’ working experience at top international and PRC law firms, advising clients from the US, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. Her practice focuses on cross-border transactions, representing overseas and Chinese investors and entrepreneurs in dozens of foreign direct investments, outbound direct investments, and M&A transactions. She has also worked as lead council for several mega-sized M&A and joint venture deals, such as the Beijing Universal Theme Park joint venture project.

Maria also advises clients on national security review issues, and has obtained national security approval for scores of foreign investment projects in China in the fields of petrochemicals, auto parts, fintech and electronics, among others.

In antitrust and competition law, Maria has successfully completed more than 100 merger filings, including the merger between Essilor and Luxottica (conditionally approved in China) and some other high-profile deals. She also advises clients on antitrust compliance issues and represents companies in antitrust investigations.

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