Zhaofeng Zhou, Managing Partner - Beijing

Zhaofeng Zhou, Managing Partner - Beijing, Fieldfisher


I am the Managing Partner in Beijing.

As a leading expert in Chinese competition law, I started to practice in late 2007, before the Chinese Antimonopoly Law came into effect. I advise on all aspects of Chinese competition law including merger control, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, anti-competitive agreements, antitrust compliance training and antitrust litigation.

I have advised major international and domestic companies in sectors such as aviation, aircraft manufacturing, automotive, e-commerce, internet industry, mining equipment, new energy, pharmaceuticals and TMT.

I am one of the handful of Chinese competition/antitrust lawyers to have both a strong academic background and rich experience in antitrust legal practice. As one of the pioneers in this field in China, I worked on several landmark cases in its legal development, such as the first notification in the aviation industry, the first notification of an R&D joint venture, and the first post-divestiture case in China.

My professional and trade memberships include the Chinese Lawyers Association and the Beijing Lawyers Association. Between 2014 and 2016, I was elected as the vice chair of the Legal and Competition Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China.

I have spoken at many conferences and events, and written many articles on Chinese competition law.

I have a PhD degree in competition law from the University of Glasgow and an LLM degree in international law from the University of Bristol.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and jogging. My mother tongue is Chinese and I am also fluent in English.