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Practice Areas

Qing Ren concentrates his practice on dispute resolution, international trade and anti-trust law.


Qing Ren is arbitrator of leading arbitration institutions such as CIETAC, CMAC, BAC, SHIAC, SCIA, HIAC and CQAC. He has arbitrated, or represented clients as counsel in, a large number of domestic and international commercial arbitration cases, relating to, inter alia, sale of goods, construction and engineering, joint venture, equity transfer/repurchase, real estate, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, insurance, film & television, games, and software. He is one of the very few PRC lawyers having handled investor-state dispute settlement (investment treaty arbitration) cases and WTO dispute settlement cases, relating to, inter alia, real estate, mining, steel, agricultural products, renewable energy, and tobacco.


Qing Ren has extensive experience in export control, economic sanctions, and WTO/FTA agreements, including: providing legal services on export control and economic sanctions for leading domestic and foreign enterprises in various industries of machinery, telecommunication equipment, aerospace, military, semiconductor, AI, internet, automotive, engineering, energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, banking, insurance, investment banking, shipping and port, advising competent authorities for FTA negotiations, and representing CCOIC in response to the USTR’s 301 investigation against China. Qing Ren has been consulted by legislative and administrative authorities during the legislative process of the Export Control Law and related regulations.


Qing Ren has represented international and Chinese companies in dozens of merger control filing cases, across various sectors like minerals, chemicals, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, machinery, automotive, electrical, ICT, food, retail, catering, shipping and logistics. He also represents or advises clients on antitrust investigations, litigations and compliance. Recent representative cases include: II-VI’s acquisition of Finisar, Westlake Chemical’s acquisition of Hexion Inc.’s global epoxy business, Primavera Capital’s acquisition of the Greater China business of Mead Johnson from Reckitt Benckiser Group, SINOMACH’s acquisition of China Hi-tech Group, and Suning’s acquisition of Carrefour China.

Work Experience

Prior to joining GLO in 2016,  Qing Ren worked at the Department of Treaty & Law of MOFCOM, during which time he had served at the Chinese Embassy in India and the Chinese Embassy in Belgium.  Qing Ren also worked at Zhonglun Law Firm as a partner.


Admitted in the PRC


2002 – 2004  Renmin University of China, LL.M.

1998 – 2002  Renmin University of China, LL.B.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Highly Recommended Lawyer in International Trade/WTO (2018-2023)

Highly Recommended Lawyer in Antitrust and Competition Law (2018-2023)

Highly Recommended Lawyer in Dispute Resolution (2018)


Chambers and Partners

Leading Lawyer in International Trade/WTO (2019-2023)

Leading Lawyer in Customs, Export Control and Economic Sanctions (2021-2023)


Asian Legal Business

International Trade Lawyer of the Year (shortlist, 2021)

Top 15 Rising Lawyers (2017)



Leading Lawyer in Antitrust Law (2019-2022)

Associations and Memberships
  • Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (international investment dispute)
  • Arbitrator, China Maritime Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator, Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center
  • Arbitrator, Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (international investment dispute)
  • Arbitrator, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission/Shanghai International Arbitration Center
  • Arbitrator, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
  • Arbitrator, Hainan International Arbitration Court
  • Arbitrator, Chongqing Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator, Deyang Arbitration Commission
  • Executive Director, China WTO Law Research Society
  • Expert, Research Base for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration of the Supreme People’s Court
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Arbitration Committee of China Arbitration Law Research Association

Dispute Resolution

  • Investment Treaty Arbitration Review (6th edition), Expropriation chapter
  • Ping An v. Belgium: Temporal Jurisdiction of Successive BITs, ICSID Review (No.1, 2016)
  • Investment Rules in the EU-Canada Trade Agreement: Characteristics and Impact, Journal of International Economic Law
  • Annual Review of International Investment Arbitration and China (2021), Beijing Arbitration Quarterly
  • Annual Review of International Investment Arbitration and China (2020), Beijing Arbitration Quarterly
  • Treaty Protection of Overseas Investment: Rules, Cases and Measures, Overseas Investment & Export Credits
  • Overseas Project Contracting and International Investment Arbitration, International Project Contracting & Labour Service
  • Overseas Investment Should Take Advantage of Investment Arbitration, CAIJING
  • Lessons from Three Big Energy Cases for Protection of China’s Overseas Investment, CAIJING
  • Overseas Investment Must Pay Attention to “Nationality Planning”, China Forex
  • ICSID Rule 41(5) Expedited Procedure: Rules and Practice
  • Practice Notes for Respondent in ICSID Arbitration (Chinese translation of an ICSID publication)
  • Three Key Words of the Draft Foreign Investment Law, China Law Review

International Trade

  • GlR’s The Guide to Sanctions (1st and 2nd editions), China Chapter
  • China’s Protocol of Accession: Two Decades of Research and a Theory of Indirect Enforceability, Journal of SUIBE
  • Miscellaneous on the WTO Dispute Settlement, Teahouse for Jurists
  • Prevention of Risks from U.S. Sanctions on Iran, China Forex
  • Sanctions risks control becomes a must for Chinese companies, China Business Journal
  • China’s Anti-foreign Sanctions Law: Analysis and Takeaways, Maritime China
  • China-U.S. BIT Negotiations: Looking back From TPP, Chinese Social Sciences Today
  • 2021 Annual Review of China’s Export Controls and Sanctions
  • 2021 Annual Review of US Export Controls
  • Full Coverage and Strong Supervision: An Overview of the Export Control Law
  • Helms–Burton Act: Rules, Cases and Risk Prevention
  • U.S. Economic Sanctions Enforcement: A Review for the Year of 2019


  • Antitrust Litigation in China: A Review for the Year of 2016, Competition Policy International (March 2017)
  • Legal 500: Merger Control Comparative Guide (China Chapter)
  • Legal 500: Cartels Country Comparative Guide (China Chapter)
  • Chambers and Partners: Merger Control Trend & Development (China Chapter)
  • Interpretation of New IPR Antitrust Provisions: A Compliance Perspective, Chinese Lawyers
  • Atypical Concentration of Undertakings: Case Study, Categorization and Recommendations
  • Gun-jumping cases in 2019: Characteristics and Implications