Mr. Qi has more than fifteen years of experience in the area of commercial litigation and arbitration, and his practice covers shareholding disputes, anti-unfair competition, international trade, product liability, real estate, construction, white-collar crime, etc. In corporate litigation and arbitration, Mr. Qi acted as counsel/arbitrator in many cases relating to equity transfer and repurchase, change of control, deadlock resolution and other corporate governance-related disputes, involving RMB billions of funds in total. He participated in the writing of a book entitled “Course on Mergers and Acquisitions” by the Law School of Renmin University of China, responsible for the chapter on dispute resolution in mergers and acquisitions. He also has rich experience in the area of anti-unfair competition and has handled many civil, administrative and criminal cases involving trade secrets, data protection and anti-commercial bribery.
In addition, Mr. Qi has been advising international and domestic clients on compliance issues, including but not limited to commercial bribery, antitrust and advertising law. His scope of work includes providing compliance advice, drafting compliance policies, providing compliance training and representing clients in compliance investigations (both internal and regulatory). He has assisted a number of reputable multinational companies in responding to governmental investigations relating to commercial bribery and drafting internal anti-corruption policies.
From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Qi participated in the Lord Chancellor’s Training Scheme for Young Chinese Lawyers. As a visiting lawyer, Mr. Qi studied at London University, School of Oriental and African Studies, and undertook a secondment at the London office of Addleshaw Goddard LLP and at 39 Essex Street Barrister Chambers.
Mr. Qi is currently an arbitrator at the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (also known as Shanghai International Arbitration Center). He is a part-time master tutor at East China University of Political Science and Law and a part-time professor at its School of International Financial Law. He is also on the Shanghai List of Legal Talent for Foreign-related Legal Matters.
Mr. Qi was awarded Rising Stars for 2020 by China Business Law Journal, an internationally recognized business law periodical.