Hai Yan
Hai Yan

Senior Partner 

Practice Areas:International Trade, M&A, Litigation & Arbitration



Hai Yan is the Chairman of the managing committee of Guangsheng & Partners (G&P) and the head of its international trade law practice. G&P is a pioneer practitioner of trade remedy in China (since 1996); has represented hundreds of cases in both inbound and outbound anti-dumping and CVD law; and has been recognised as a top-tier trade law firm in China for 20 years. The working team in G&P is one of the largest trade law teams in Beijing.

Dr Yan has successfully represented multinational companies in many trade remedy cases, including sectors such as petrochemicals, steel products, agricultural products, electronics, fine chemical products, machinery and other industries. He also represented foreign customers in merger reviews and antitrust investigations.His recent successes include a zero anti-dumping duty in a US case for a well-known food additive producer; a zero CVD case for a chemical producer; representing OFS, Mitsui and Kumho, etc, in several inbound cases; and achieving lowest rates of around or below 10% in many inbound and outbound cases. He also successfully helped clients to get exclusions of products in cases relating to steel, paper and chemical products, and non-duty results in agricultural products.

Dr Yan has served as a senior investigation officer and legal officer in the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) for six years. He was actively involved in drafting MOFCOM anti-dumping, and other trade remedy regulations, participating in WTO negotiations, and drafting MOFCOM anti-dumping guidelines. He also worked for a top-tier US trade law firm in international trade and antitrust practices.

Dr Hai Yan obtained his LLM from Georgetown University Law Center (US) with a fellowship, and his PhD on law with distinction from China University of Politics and Law. He is also an expert on accounting issues.

Dr Hai Yan is listed in Chambers and Partners for WTO and international trade (2010-2018); The Legal 500 for international trade (2010-2018); and WWL (2016-2018). He has been named as one of the “Excellent Lawyers” of the Beijing Bar Association. In 2018, he was awarded by Beijing Bar Association with “Award of Industry Contributions”.

WWL says: Hai Yan is held in high esteem by market commentators in China and internationally. His multifaceted practice focuses on anti-dumping, safeguard measures and WTO disputes.



• International trade, Anti-trust and Competition Law, Customs, International Investment and Arbitration.

• Dr. Hai Yan has successfully represented multinational companies in many PRC trade remedy cases, and achieved good results.

• Dr. Hai Yan has been deeply involved in complicated custom and trade issues, as well as anti-trust reviews on behalf of multinational corporations doing business in China.



• LLM, Georgetown University at Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Honored Fellowship of Institute of International Economic Law

• PH. D., Master of Laws, China University of Politics & Law at Beijing (PRC).

• LL.B. (Law Degree), Northwest University of Politics & Law (PRC). 



• Listed in Chambers and Partners- WTO and International Trade (2009-2018).

• Listed in Legal 500: International Trade Lawyers 2010-2018

• Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Trade and Customs 2016-2018.

• 2012-2016 “Beijing Excellent Lawyers”---Beijing Bar Association.

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