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Feng Yao, Sunland Law Firm

Feng Yao

Special Counsel
Sunland Law Firm

Tel: +86 10 6595 8667
Email: yao_feng@sunlandlaw.com

Practice areas

International trade & bilateral investment treaties; Antitrust & competition; Foreign direct investment


Feng Yao worked in the Department of Treaty and the Law of Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China as a governmental counsel from 1997 to 1999, and then worked as the director of the Anti-Dumping Office from 1999 to 2001. Feng worked at Covington’s Washington DC Office from 2002 to 2003. In 2004, she joined Broad & Bright as one of the founding members.

Feng focuses on antitrust laws, international trade and FDI areas in her practice. She has served as the attorney for hundreds of filings to SAMR/MOFCOM regarding concentration of undertakings, and has provided legal service in various international trade disputes for companies and government agencies in China, South Korea, Japan, the US, the EU and Russia. At the same time, she has rich experience in customs affairs, WTO, international trade dispute and FDI areas.

Feng has represented clients in many significant deals, and has rich experience in competition law. Since 1 August 2008, MOFCOM/SAMR has cleared more than 4,500 fillings to date, hundreds of which have been represented by her team, one of the domestic teams that has handled most cases in China. Feng has been ranked Band 1 lawyer in the industry by Chambers consecutively for 12 years since 2008. Feng’s high-quality service has won recognition from clients and legal professionals. She has been recognised by many prestigious legal-ranking publications. The major awards that Feng has received include: “Chambers Asia-Pacific: Asia’s Leading Lawyer in Competition/Antitrust 2022”, “GCR – 2022 Awards – Merger Control Matter of the Year”, and “Chambers and Partners: Yao Feng – Leading Lawyer in Competition/Antitrust (PRC Firms) Band 1, 2022”.

In addition to the merger review, Feng and her team have provided consulting services for various antitrust issues, including representing the client to deal with the investigations initiated by the NDRC. Feng and her team also have extensive experience in providing consulting services to international companies for antitrust compliance issues under the Anti-Monopoly Law.

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