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Ken Dai


Tel: +86 21 5878 5888
Email: jianmin.dai@dentons.cn

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Practice areas

Antitrust & competition; Data protection & cybersecurity; Compliance & government regulatory; Dispute resolution


Ken Dai is co-chair of the practice group for antitrust and competition within Dentons China. As one of the first lawyers practising antitrust law in China, he has more than 13 years of experience in this field. Ken leads his team in providing a full range of legal services for many multinational companies and large domestic enterprises in the area of antitrust, including: antitrust investigations; antitrust compliance; merger filings; private antitrust litigation; and intellectual property and legal issues related to antitrust. His clients cover mainly: the automotive industry (including spare parts); life sciences; high-tech; fast-moving consumer goods; and the chemical industry.

Dai is also one of the first lawyers advising clients in the field of data protection in China. Since 2012, he has provided “one-stop” legal services to many clients in the areas of data and privacy and cybersecurity involving legal business model assessment, establishment of data compliance programs, cross-border data transfer, and data leakage response. Especially in 2021, with the enactment of Personal Information Protection Law and Data Security Law, Dai has led the team in providing comprehensive legal support on data compliance to more and more clients, covering numerous sectors of retail, luxury, healthcare, financial services, automotive, consulting, high-tech and trading of premium spirits.

Dai was listed as one of the Top 10 Outstanding Young Lawyers in Pudong New District in 2013; one of the Top 20 Clients’ Most Favoured Chinese Lawyers by the internationally renowned magazine Asian Legal Business in 2014 and 2017. He was named by Asialaw Profiles as one of China’s Leading Lawyers 2016, and by Who’s Who Legal as a Recommended Lawyer in antitrust and competition law in 2020 and a Recommended Lawyer in data protection and privacy in 2022.

Dai is a council member of the Asia Competition Association and of the competition law committee of the Shanghai Law Society. Also, he is an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

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