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  • Name: Zhan Hao
  • Job Title: Managing Partner
  • Tel: 010-85675988/5966
  • Fax: 010-85675999
  • E-mail: zhanhao@anjielaw.com
  • Expertise: Insurance & Reinsurance, Antitrust/Competition, Litigation & Arbitration, Energy & Mining

Admissions
People’s Republic of China

Education

  • Tehua Research Centre, Post-doctoral researcher (Economics)
  • Peking University, School of Law, Ph.D. (Economic Law)
  • "China – EU Jurisdiction and Law Cooperation Program" – officially selected and supported by PRC government to study in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Spain
  • Wuhan University, School of Law, LL.M & LL.B

Working Experience
Managing Partner, AnJie Law Firm

Social Posts

  • Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)                                    
  • Arbitrator, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC)        
  • Arbitrator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)                                 
  • Arbitrator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA) 
  • Arbitrator, American International Commercial Arbitration Court (AICAC)
  • Member, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Vice President, Professional Committee of Finance, Security and Insurance under the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA)                                                   
  • Commissioner, Legal Advisory Board of All China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
  • Professor, Law School of the University of Central Finance and Economics
  • Vice President, Experts Committee of Vehicle Insurance of the Insurance Association of China (IAC)
  • Member, Lawyer Team of the Insurance Association of China (IAC)

Honors and Recognitions
Insurance Law

  • PRC Insurance Firm – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • The Best Insurance Law Firm in China – ALB 2009
  • PRC Insurance Lawyer – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • The Best Insurance Lawyer of China – PLC Which Lawyer 2010, 2011
  • The Best Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer in China – Expert Guides 2010, 2011
  • International Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer – The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Winner of the Insurance/ Reinsurance category for China – Client Choice Award 2014

Antitrust Law

  • PRC Antitrust Lawyer – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • The Best Antitrust Lawyer of China – Expert Guides 2010
  • Recommended Antitrust Lawyer in China – Who's Who Legal 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Dispute Resolution

  • Asia Dispute Star – Benchmark Litigation 2013, 2014 

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Representative Matters

Insurance & Reinsurance
His representative experience includes: litigation and arbitration concerning insurance claim and subrogation, acquisition of insurance companies’ equities, establishment of domestic and foreign insurance organizations in PRC, utilization of insurance funds, compliance of insurance regulation, insurance products review, extended warranty, corporate governance, subordinated debts issuance and IPO for insurance company.

  •  Providing packaged services for an inshore insurance broker in its PE and attracting investors as financial tycoon Sanford I.Weill;
  •  Purchasing insurance companies’ equities for a bank;
  •  Conducting due diligence investigation and providing equity-transfer services for a Japanese company and an integrated financing group in their purchase of the domestic insurer’s shares;
  •  Providing legal services for domestic insurance organizations and insurance assets management companies (AMC) with their utilization of insurance funds, investment & financing (PE investment, bonds investment on infrastructure, investment on real estate , subordinated debts issuance, IPO and etc);
  • Advising Several Chinese insurance companies on their investment in the United States and Europe;
  •  Establishing annuity trusteeship for central government-sponsored enterprises and listed enterprises;
  •  Acting as legal counsel for insurance & reinsurance companies, AMCs, insurance brokers and foreign insurance companies over policy review, corporate compliance, development of new insurance products and etc;
  •  Extending warranty in China for foreign investors;
  •  Handling litigations and arbitrations concerning insurance claim and subrogation in construction insurance, marine insurance, D&O, property insurance, pollution liability insurance and product liability insurance.

Dr. Zhan Hao is honored as Professional Insurance Lawyer by a number of ranking institutions as Chambers & Partners, Who is Who Legal, ALB and PLC. Currently, AnJie Insurance Department is the biggest, full-service and most influential insurance team among China law firms.
Antitrust/Competition
His representative experience includes: merger antitrust filing in MOFCOM, defense of investigation on monopoly agreements (cartels) and abuse of dominance, antitrust private litigation, antitrust compliance, antitrust analysis from economic perspective, anti-unfair competition.

  •  Providing merger filings for American, German, Australian, Canadian, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Chinese enterprises in a broad range of sectors, including machinery, IT, mining, food, pharmacy, energy, financing, telecommunicating and etc;
  •  Making strategic analysis for enterprises with respect to Chinese governments’ policies towards cartels, concentration, abuse of dominant position, administrative monopoly;
  •  Defending of enterprises against antitrust investigations;
  •  Antitrust-filing for Chinese enterprises for their M&A in EU countries, America, Australia, Japan, Canada and South Korea;
  •  Helping foreign companies with security review in their merger in China;
  •  Representing clients in antitrust private litigation;
  •  Compiling antitrust compliance brochure or antitrust guidelines for multinational and state-owned enterprises;
  •  Offering antitrust analysis for domestic clients from economic perspective;

Dr. Zhan is listed as Professional Antitrust Lawyer by a number of ranking institutions as Chambers & Partners, PLC. He was invited to deliver a series of lectures on PRC insurance law and PRC Anti-monopoly Law (AML) via the training website of MOFCOM (http://training.mofcom.gov.cn). Currently, AnJie Antitrust and Competition Department is one of the biggest antitrust team in China.
Litigation and Arbitration
As an arbitrator of CIETAC and an experienced litigator, Dr. Zhan Hao has handled many major and complicated cases, some of which were heard by Supreme People’s Court and published in Pronouncement of Supreme People’s Court. He also acted as legal counsel for numerous arbitration cases within PRC (Hong Kong and Mainland), UK, France, Singapore, Stockholm and Japan etc, and helped foreign clients to get foreign arbitrary rewards recognized and enforced in PRC.

Energy and Mining
Being a prominent and versatile lawyer in China, Dr. Zhan extends his service areas into energy and mining. He represents oil & gas, electricity and nuclear-power companies, such as the China Huaneng Group, SINOPEC, China Resources Power Holdings Co. Ltd, and BPG INC. of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in start-up of oil & gas projects, energy enterprises’ M&A and IPO, government approval of new resources projects as well as wind power and nuclear power projects, merger & restructuring of the aforesaid projects, disputes settlement of energy joint-ventures, purchases of credit insurance for outbound energy investors, and antitrust compliance for energy companies, etc..

Publications

  • The Hot Issues of China Anti-trust Private Litigation, China Law Press, 2012
  •  The New Insurance Law – Interpretation on Practice Highlights and Case Analysis, China Law Press, 2010
  •  Practices of Enterprises’ M&A under Antitrust Law – Interpretation, Case Analysis & Guidance, China Law Press, 2008
  •  The Theory of Chinese Anti-monopoly Law and Practice, Peking University Press (Co-author), Peking University Press, 2008
  •  Records on the Course of Case-handling by Chinese Lawyers – Insurance Litigation, China Law Press, 2008
  •  A Look at Regulations on Insurance Market from the Perspective of Economic Law, China Legal Publishing House, 2007
  •  Essential Principles, Comments & Analysis of Typical Cases in Insurance Law, China Legal Publishing House, 2007
  •  Investor Relations of Listed Companies (Co-author), China Law Press, 2007.