Lining Shan

Senior Legal Consultant

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Lining Shan is a senior legal consultant with extensive experience in competition and antitrust law, trade remedies, anti-corruption, and other regulatory and compliance matters. She also has experience in the area of WTO disputes settlement.

Lining has conducted and participated in multiple China-related Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, special investigations related to security allegations, and related due diligence. Lining frequently assists clients with development and implementation of compliance policies tailored for China. Lining has also assisted a dozen foreign and Chinese clients in antitrust filings in China before MOFCOM in the course of M&A, and in responding to anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations. Lining also assisted the Government of China in WTO disputes settlement proceedings.



  • Mandarin Chinese


  • University of International Business, LL.M
  • University of International Business, M.A. English Language and Literature
  • University of International Business, Bachelor of Economics

Professional Activities

Bar Exam

  • Passed Chinese Bar Exam
  • Represented a leading global media company in a cross border merger with a China-based media company in a comprehensive FCPA-related due diligence
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in an FCPA-related compliance audit project and an internal investigation project
  • Represented a leading US beverage company in an FCPA-related international investigation project
  • Represented a US electronics manufacturer in an FCPA-related internal investigation project
  • Advised a leading global gaming company in a comprehensive FCPA-related investigation

Alerts and Publications

Prompted by Sweeping Executive Order on Competition, New Leadership at US Antitrust Agencies to Launch Review of Merger Guidelines; Similar Initiatives in Europe and China May Signal Greater Convergence in Enforcement Across Jurisdictions

July 26, 2021

European Commission Extends Reach Over Non-Reportable Transactions

April 6, 2021

EU Commission Publishes Text of EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

January 27, 2021

China Expands National Security Review of Foreign Investments

January 12, 2021

China Competition & Trade Review (Issue #5 - November 2020)

November 17, 2020

China Publishes “Unreliable Entities” Rules Targeting Foreign Enterprises

September 22, 2020

China Competition & Trade Review (Issue #4 - July 2020)

July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Antitrust M&A Considerations

May 7, 2020

Gun-Jumping Concerns for Pending Transactions When There Is No Such Thing as “Ordinary Course of Business”

April 27, 2020

The Failing Firm Merger Defense in Times of Economic Turmoil: Past Lessons and the COVID-19 Crisis

April 23, 2020

Hong Kong Competition Commission Consults on Proposed Commitments Offered by Online Travel Agents to Remove Parity Clauses from Agreements with Accommodation Providers

April 9, 2020

China Adopts Antitrust Enforcement Policy to Fight COVID-19 and Spur Economic Recovery

April 8, 2020

China Competition & Trade Review (Issue #3 - March 2020)

March 3, 2020

China Competition & Trade Review (Issue #2 - November 2019)

November 1, 2019

Press Releases