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Jianlin Ni
Position: Senior Partner
Office location:Shanghai

Experienced in resolving international trade disputes, Dr. Ni is a well-trained expert on international trade law. He has represented more than 30 domestic companies in anti-dumping investigation cases initiated by foreign government. In the anti-dumping and countervailing investigation against Chinese solar panels initiated by EU, he represented many large domestic companies and provincial government.

Dr. Ni has advised many multinational companies and PE on their FDI and M&A projects in China. He also advised Chinese companies on their outbound investment and acquisition. The FTZ legal service team led by Dr. Ni is a leading team in the field of FTZ service and has completed dozens of ODI projects. Dr. Ni is the lecturer of FTZ training programs held by Shanghai Bar Association and participates in publishing the first compilation of FTZ laws and regulations in China.

  • PRC Licensed Lawyer
  • AMAC Certified PRC Funds Practitioner
  • Qualification of Independent Director for Listed Companies


Cross-border Investment and Financing

  • Technology company: Advising it on acquisition of optical sensing business and assets in China’s Taiwan Region and successfully completing the outbound direct investment filing procedure.
  • Energy company: Advising it on a new energy project for on-grid operation of 30MWp PV power station in Kazakstan.
  • SOE in Jiangsu: Advising it on acquisition of a Germany corporation producing car components.
  • SOE: Advising it on acquisition of Swiss marine engine company.
  • Huatai Private Equity: Advising it on investment of Wuxi AppTec privatization project
  • CO-OP Funds: Advising the funds on outbound investment of baby food project.
  • Beijing Agriculture Investment Company: Advising it on outbound investment of agriculture project and baby product project.

International Trade Remedy

  • Domestic companies: Representing many companies in USA’s anti-dumping and countervailing investigation proceeding concerning fabricated structural steel from China in 2019, and scaffolding products are successfully excluded.
  • Domestic companies: Representing many companies in USA’s anti-dumping and countervailing investigation proceeding concerning certain aluminum foil, common alloy aluminum sheet, tool chests and cabinets from China in 2017, and obtained separate rates.
  • Domestic company: Representing it in administrative review regarding USA’s anti-dumping proceeding concerning crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China in 2017.
  • Domestic company: Representing it in India’s anti-dumping investigation concerning solar cells whether or not assembled partially or fully in modules or panels or on glass or some other suitable substrates originating in or exported from China in 2017, and the investigation has been terminated.
  • Domestic company: Representing it as a mandatory respondent in USA’s anti-dumping and countervailing proceeding concerning certain amorphous silica fabric from China in 2016
  • Domestic companies: Representing them in Canada’s anti-dumping investigation proceeding. concerning certain photovoltaic modules and laminates originating in or exported from China in 2014.
  • Domestic companies: Representing them in EU anti-dumping investigation proceeding concerning crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells and wafers) imported from China in 2012.


Honors and Awards

  • China Business Law Journal 2018: A-List Elite Lawyers of China
  • 2018: National Leading Talents for Foreign-Related Legal Practice
  • Lujiazui Law Forum 2014: Figure Award
  • Asia Pacific International Finance Forum 2008: Best Private-Equity Lawyers
  • 2007: Top Ten Excellent Lawyers of the Younger Generation in Shanghai Pudong


  • “Policy Advantages of Shanghai Free Trade Zone in these Areas,” China Business News, July 28, 2016
  • “A Case Study on European Communities – Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Iron or Steel Fasteners from China,” Shanghai Lawyers, December 2015
  • “The Impact of New Foreign Investment Law on VIE and Overseas Financing,” China Business News, February 1, 2015
  • “The Impact of Removing the Restrictions on Foreign Equity Ratios of E-commerce in Shanghai Free Trade Zone,” China Business News, January 16, 2015
  • “The Effectiveness of Valuation Adjustment Mechanism on Private Equity,” China Business News, September 6, 2014
  • Participated in Compilation of “Laws, Regulations and Policies of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone” (both in China and English), Fudan University Press, 2014
  • “Thoughts on Non-tradable Shares Reform under System Dilemmas,” Financial Law Forum 2005, June 2005
  • “A Case Study on European Union’s Anti-dumping against China,” Key Program sponsored by Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center, 2003-2004
  • “Corporate Governance and Shareholder Litigation,” Chinalawinfo, March 2003
  • “Opening up Favorable Resources to Optimize the Allocation of State-owned Assets,” China Press, November 7, 2002
  • “Reform of China’s Economic Legal System after its Accession to WTO,” International Business Daily, August 8, 2002
  • “Corporate Governance Structure: Law and Practice,” Law Press, December 2001
  • Participated in the “Research on Anti-dumping,” subject of Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center, May 2001
  • “Comparative Study on WTO Rules and China’s Foreign Economic and Trade Legal System,” Third Prize of the Second National Foreign Economic and Trade Research Achievement Award, 2000
  • “International Convergence and Coordination of Corporate Governance Principles and Their Enlightenment to China,” Journal of International Business Research, Vol.6, 2000

Activities and Affiliations

  • Part-time legal counsel, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce
  • Member of Legal Panel of Management Committee, Shanghai Free Trade Zone
  • Member of Fair Trade Panel, Department of Commerce of Jiangsu Province
  • Visiting professor of EMBA and MBA programs, Antai College of Economics & Management of SJTU
  • Visiting professor, School of Finance, Renmin University of China
  • Visiting professor, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
  • Visiting professor, East China University of Politics and Law
  • Arbitrator, Shanghai Arbitration Commission and other arbitration commission
  • Independent director of some Listed Companies

Prior and Present Employment

  • Senior Partner, Dentons Shanghai Office
  • Senior Partner, SG&CO PRC Lawyers
  • Senior Partner, Haoliwen Partners
  • Lawyer, King & Wood
  • Official of Legal Division, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce