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Practice Areas

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


Qing Ren has extensive experience in the field of trade law, including export control, economic sanctions, and supply chain due diligence. He has assisted leading domestic and foreign enterprises in various industries of aerospace, telecommunication equipment, semiconductors, machine tools, automotive, consumer electronics, household appliances, engineering, petroleum, chemicals, new energy, pharmaceuticals, internet, artificial intelligence, banking, insurance, and shipping, for trade compliance matters such as establishment or assessment of compliance program, compliance audit, transactions due diligence, and removal from restrictive lists. He has also advised the Chinese government for FTA negotiations and represented 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 is arbitrator of leading arbitration institutions and 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 has also represented clients in several investment treaty arbitration cases, including winning a high-profile investment arbitration case for a host State and assisting two Chinese enterprises pursuing in investment arbitrations with foreign States. He has handled a number of WTO dispute settlement cases as well.


Qing Ren has represented international and Chinese companies in dozens of merger control filing cases, across various sectors like minerals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery, automotive, electrical, telecommunication equipment, food, retail, catering, shipping and logistics. He also represents or advises clients on antitrust investigations, litigations and compliance. Representative cases include: SINOMACH’s acquisition of China Hi-tech Group, II-VI’s acquisition of Finisar, Suning’s acquisition of Carrefour China.

Work Experience

Prior to joining GLO, 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.


Chambers and Partners

Band 1 Lawyer in Customs, Export Control and Economic Sanctions (2024)

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

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


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Highly Recommended Lawyer in International Trade/WTO (2018-2024)

Highly Recommended Lawyer in Antitrust and Competition Law (2018-2024)


Asian Legal Business

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year (shortlist, 2024)

International Trade Lawyer of the Year (shortlist, 2021)

Top 15 Rising Lawyers (2017)



Leading Lawyer in International Trade Law (2021-2024)

Leading Lawyer in Antitrust Law (2019-2024)

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, Chengdu 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

International Trade

  • GlR: The Guide to Sanctions (Co-authored)
  • China’s Protocol of Accession: Two Decades of Research and a Theory of Indirect Enforceability, Journal of SUIBE
  • Several Thoughts on the WTO Dispute Settlement, Teahouse for Jurists
  • Sanctions Risks Control Becomes a Must for Chinese Companies, China Business Journal
  • China’s Anti-foreign Sanctions Law: Analysis and Takeaways, Maritime China
  • Full Coverage and Strong Supervision: An Overview of the Export Control Law
  • Annual Review of China’s Export Controls and Sanctions (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Annual Review of US Export Controls (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Annual Review of US Economic Sanctions (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Analysis of the New U.S. Export Controls on Advanced Computing Chips
  • Analysis of the New U.S. Export Controls on Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

Dispute Resolution

  • Investment Treaty Arbitration Review (Co-authored), the Law Reviews
  • Ping An v. Belgium: Temporal Jurisdiction of Successive BITs, ICSID Review (No.1, 2016)
  • Bluebook on Protection of Overseas Investment of Chinese Enterprises (2022-2023)
  • Three Key Words of the Draft PRC Foreign Investment Law, China Law Review
  • Investment Rules in the EU-Canada Trade Agreement: Characteristics and Impact, Journal of International Economic Law
  • Annual Review of International Investment Arbitration and China (2020, 2021, 2022), Beijing Arbitration
  • 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 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)


  • Antitrust Litigation in China: A Review for the Year of 2016, Competition Policy International (March 2017)
  • The Legal 500: Merger Control Comparative Guide (China Chapter)
  • The 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
  • Anti-monopoly Review of Atypical Concentration of Undertakings in China
  • Gun-jumping in China: A Review for the Year of 2019