Vertical Agreements

Vertical Agreements

Reduce your risk of an investigation into vertical agreements.

In China, companies are prohibited from striking vertical agreements that could eliminate or restrict competition. In particular, any conduct involving resale price maintenance, allocating an area for operation or marketing will trigger investigations by the antitrust authorities.

Our lawyers are particularly expert in advising on compliance programmes designed to ensure that you minimise your risk. We can also help you to achieve your commercial objectives by drafting and reviewing commercial agreements with suppliers, customers, distributors and licensees to ensure that vertical agreements are compliant with Chinese anti-money laundering laws and regulations.

We act for multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises and private companies in a range of business sectors. These include fast-moving consumer goods, online booking services, household appliances, healthcare, banking and finance, auto parts and automobiles.

We provide:

  • Compliance guidance
  • Compliance training
  • Administrative or criminal investigations
  • Private litigation
  • Administrative litigation.

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We have a full team specialising in this area.

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14 July 2015