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  • Name: Gu, Michael
  • Job Title: Partner
  • Tel: 010-85675988/5959
  • Fax: 010-85675999
  • E-mail: michaelgu@anjielaw.com
  • Expertise: Antitrust/Competition, M&A, Overseas Investment,Securities & Capital Market, Information Technology


People’s Republic of China


  • Peking University, National School of Development, EMBA
  • EU-China Legal and Judicial Co-operation Program, sponsored by the PRC Ministry of Justice and European Commission. EU Law trainings in London University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Ghent University and other European legal research institutions. EU Law Certificate
  • Suzhou University, School of Law, LL.B

Working Experience

  • Partner, AnJie Law Firm
  • Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Legal Counsel, Linklaters LLP
  • Senior Associate, King &Wood Law Firm
  • Associate, Jingtian & Gongcheng Law Firm

Social Posts

  • Member of the Company Law Committee under the Beijing Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Media and Entertainment Law Committee under the Beijing Lawyers Association
  • Member of the All China Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Beijing Lawyers Association

Honors & Recognitions
Leading antitrust lawyer in China–Expert Guide 2012 China  


  • Chinese
  • English


Representative Matters

  • As one of the first lawyers practicing competition law in China, Michael Gu has handled more than 20 merger control filings for multinational companies, such as Deutsche Post AG, Johnson & Johnson, Volvo and Applied Materials, Charthouse, Schaeffler KG, AstraZeneca. Particularly in 2008, Michael successfully submitted the first merger filing under the new Anti-Monopoly Law which also received the first approval from the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC. He also frequently advises clients on the monopoly agreement and abuse of dominance issues arising from their daily operations and provides strategic preventive solutions. Michael has also represented clients in antitrust investigation proceedings, antitrust civil litigations and leniency programs. In addition, Michael provided antitrust compliance trainings to many multinational companies as well as large state-owned enterprises.
  • Michael’s overall experience in mergers & acquisitions covers a full range of private and public company transactions and cross-border acquisitions. He advised Citibank on its strategic investment in Guangdong Development Bank, UBS AG on its strategic investment in Bank of China, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. on its strategic investment in Rongtong Fund Management Company, DaimlerChrysler AG on its share purchase of Beiqi Futian Automobile Co. Ltd, Goldman Sachs on establishment of the first PRC securities company controlled by foreign investors, Scottish & Newcastle on its strategic investment in and cooperation with Chongqing Brewery Company, Volvo on its acquisition of a major PRC construction machinery manufacturer and Avenue Capital on its strategic investment in Century 21 China Real Estate. In addition, Michael advised KKR, TPG, Carlyle, and Mitsui on their landmark investments in China.
  • Also, Michael has acted as external counsel for many multinationals and PRC listed companies and provides general counseling service on regulatory issues and other general corporate matters, e.g. contract review and negotiation, advertising, compliance, labor issues, unfair competition, antitrust, etc. Representative clients include Coca-cola, Motorola, Galaxy Resources Limited, China Education Television and China Film Co., Ltd.
  • Michael has actively participated in the drafting process of the PRC Anti-monopoly Law and its implementing rules. He has submitted numerous suggestions and comments to the relevant legislative authorities. He has also been invited to present keynote speeches on the topics of anti-monopoly law and other legal issues at various seminars.

Many articles authored by Michael Gu regarding antitrust and M&A are well- received, widely reproduced and quoted.

  • “China First”: Key Developments of 2012 in Merger Control Enforcement, Competition & Antitrust Review 2013, Euromoney Trading Ltd Publication, London, 2013;
  • The Public Competition Enforcement Review (China Chapter, 2013, fifth edition), Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2013;
  • The Public Competition Enforcement Review (China Chapter, 2012, fourth edition), Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012;
  • The Public Competition Enforcement Review (China Chapter, 2011, third edition), Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2011;
  • NDRC’s Antitrust Enforcement Decisions, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Competition Policy International, Inc. 2011;
  • China M&A: opportunities and challenges, International Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2011, Euromoney Yearbooks 2011;
  • The Public Competition Enforcement Review (China Chapter, 2010, second edition), Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2010;
  • Private Antitrust Enforcement: Review of Recent Cases on Abuse of Market Dominance, Global Antitrust Review 2010, School of Law Queen Mary, University of London;
  • PRC Antitrust Review System on the Mergers & Acquisitions of PRC Companies by Foreign Investors , People’s Court Press, China, August 2007;
  • Corporate Governance System in European Union: Shareholder Approach or Stakeholder Approach, Legal Exchanges and Attainments, the Law Press, China, May 2005.