Michael Han

Chair of the Management Committee and Head of Antitrust Practice
Fangda Partners


Michael Han is the Chair of the management committee of Fangda partners and the head of its antitrust practice. He has more than 15 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of Chinese competition law and other regulatory matters including national security review for foreign investment, covering a broad range of industry sectors, including chemicals, consumer products and retail, container shipping, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, high-tech, infrastructure and transport, private equity and telecoms.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was based in China as a partner of a leading international law firm, heading its antitrust practice in the Greater China region. Michael has also worked as an official with MOFTEC (subsequently renamed MOFCOM). Michael offers clients advice drawn from his rich experience as both a regulator in China and as a practitioner.

In addition to his understanding and knowledge of MOFCOM, Michael has extensive experience in dealing with the other two anti-monopoly enforcement agencies that regulated the conduct rules under the anti-monopoly law — the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) — before their merger with MOFCOM into the SAMR. This experience enables Michael to keep clients abreast of legal developments in a timely fashion, while providing practical compliance advice.

Michael has been ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Chinese competition/antitrust law by Chambers Asia every year since 2009. He is also recognized as a leading antitrust practitioner in China in Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and PLC’s Which Lawyer.