Arthur has extensive experience in advising multinational and significant Chinese clients on all aspects of competition and antitrust matters. He is particularly specialised in highly complicated merger filings for M&A and investigations, as well as assisting clients with daily compliance and assessment matters. Arthur advises clients in diverse industry sectors with a focus on technology, healthcare, automotive, shipping and industrial. 

Arthur is recognised as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 and an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Chambers in the China competition/antitrust space. Prior to joining Zhao Sheng, he practised at Linklaters and prior to that with another international law firm in Sydney for three years.

His experience includes advising:

  • Microsoft on the Chinese merger filing for its US$70bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard

  • Intel Corporation on Chinese merger filing for its US$5.4bn acquisition of Tower Semiconductors

  • Intel Corporation on its US$9bn divestment of its NAND business to SK Hynix (remedy case)

  • Linde on the China merger filing in relation to its US$74bn merger with Praxair (remedy case)

  • QIAGEN on the feasibility assessment and China merger filing for its $12.5 billion acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • China Merchants Group on the China merger filing and multi-jurisdictional merger filings for its merger with Sinotrans & CSC

  • A global DRAM manufacturer on its strategy in responding to antitrust investigation by SAMR on alleged abuse of collective dominance and potential follow-on litigation

  • A multinational automobile company in relation to SAMR’s investigation into alleged horizontal agreements relating to restrictions against technology development

  • A confidential global healthcare company in response to the NDRC’s dawn raid and enquiry into alleged resale price maintenance

  • Multiple multinational healthcare companies in response to the NDRC’s sector enquiries

  • Tetra Pak on the SAIC’s investigation into abuse of dominance by Tetra Pak including bundling and loyalty discounts


2011 - 2012               University of Sydney, JD

2006 - 2010               Peking University, LL.B


Mandarin, English

* The term partner in relation to Shanghai Zhao Sheng Law Firm (Zhao Sheng) is used to refer to a partner of Zhao Sheng or an employee or consultant of Zhao Sheng with equivalent standing within the firm.