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Feng Yao

Special Counsel
Sunland Law Firm

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

Practice areas

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


Feng Yao worked in the Department of Treaty and Law of the Ministry of Commerce 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 & Burling’s Washington DC office from 2002 to 2003. In 2014, she joined AnJie Broad (formerly Broad & Bright) as a founding member. In 2019, she joined Sunland Law as the principal leader of its Hong Kong office.

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 is well-experienced in customs, 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 over 5,500 filings, hundreds of which have been represented by her team at Sunland Law, one of the domestic firms that has handled the most cases in China. Ms. Feng has been ranked Band 1 lawyer in the industry by Chambers for consecutively 15 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. Among the major awards Feng has received are: “Greater China Region Guide Rankings Competition/Antitrust Band 1, 2023”, “GCR-2022 Awards – Merger Control Matter of the Year”, and “China Business Law Awards – China’s Elite Lawyer 2022 ”.

In addition to the merger review, Feng and her team have provided consulting services on various antitrust issues, including represention related to 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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