Overview

Experience

Xi has represented a wide range of multinational companies, Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies on various aspects of competition law, including handling Chinese and multinational merger filings, responding to investigations, devising compliance programmes and providing behavioural counselling. Xi has wide-ranging experience in various sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, FMCG, oil & gas, automotive, infrastructure & transport, information technology and financial services.


Xi is qualified in the PRC and New York State. Prior to joining Zhao Sheng, he worked at Linklaters and Hogan Lovells. Xi was seconded to Linklaters Brussels and London offices in 2014 and 2015, respectively.


Xi was ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific as an “Up and Coming” Lawyer and named “Future Leaders – Competition” by Who’s Who Legal. He also won the Best Antitrust Writing Awards by Concurrences.

His experience includes advising:

> CSR Corporation Limited (CSR) and China CNR Corporation Limited (CNR) on multijurisdictional merger filings for the merger of equals of these two state-owned rolling stock manufacturers 

> China National Nuclear Corporation on multijurisdictional merger filings for the acquisition of China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Group Corporation Limited 

> China Merchants Port Holdings on the Chinese merger filing in relation to its acquisition into Dalian Port and Yingkou Port, a milestone project exemplifying close cooperation between Chinese central and local SOEs

> Jingye Steel, a well-known Chinese steel company, on the multijurisdictional merger filing assessment and merger filings in certain jurisdictions of its acquisition of certain assets of British Steel

> Suning.com on the multijurisdictional merger control issues for its acquisition of 80% of Carrefour China

> Takeda on the Chinese merger clearance in relation to its $62 billion acquisition of Shire, the biggest ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company

> SABMiller on the conditional Chinese merger clearance in relation to its £71 billion acquisition by AB InBev

> Reckitt Benckiser on the Chinese merger clearance for its $16.6 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson (UK)

> Deere & Company on the Chinese merger clearance for its acquisition of road construction company Wirtgen Group

Education 

2011 - 2012                New York University School of Law (Vanderbilt Scholar), LL.M

2006 - 2008                Renmin University of China, LL.M

2002 - 2006                Renmin University of China, LL.B

Languages

Mandarin, English