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Donald Pan

Baker & McKenzie


Donald Pan is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie's Asia-Pacific Antitrust and Competition practice, based in Hong Kong. He advises clients across a range of transactional, advisory and contentious competition matters. Donald has also spent time working in Baker McKenzie's London and Beijing offices.

Practice Focus

Donald’s practice covers a broad range of competition law issues in China, Hong Kong and throughout the Asia-Pacific, including competition investigations, competition litigation, competition related judicial review proceedings, merger control, competition audits, collaborations and joint ventures, abuse of dominance and general competition compliance.

Donald advises clients in a wide range of sectors including banking and finance, media and telecommunications, consumer goods, construction, oil and gas, automotive, real estates, transports and technology.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the China merger clearance aspects of its establishment of a USD 1 billion industrial real estate product in South Korea with APG Asset Management NV and ESR Cayman Limited.
  • Advised Lonza Group AG on the China merger clearance aspects of its USD 5.5 billion acquisition of Capsugel S.A..
  • Advised Lonza Group AG on the China merger clearance aspects of its joint venture with Chr. Hansen Holding A/S in the area of biologics contract manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Advised General Electric Company on the China merger clearance aspects of its joint venture with Rosneft Oil Company in the area of industrial digital solutions to the oil & gas sector.
  • Advised on various confidential Hong Kong Competition Commission investigations.
  • Advised various multinational companies on possible leniency applications in China and Hong Kong.
  • Advised a market leading company on possible leniency applications in a number of jurisdictions worldwide, including the EU, individual EU member states and Hong Kong.
  • Advised on a confidential UK Competition and Markets Authority investigation.
  • Advised a household name multinational company in the fast moving consumer goods sector in connection with a large-scale competition audit in multiple Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.

Professional Honors

Competition, Future Leaders (Non Partners), Who's Who Legal (2020)


  • Hong Kong (2011)


  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (P.C.LL.) (2009)
  • King's College London (LL.B.) (2008)


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Co-author, "The Merger Control Review 10th edition" (Hong Kong chapters), The Law Reviews, 2019 and 2020
  • Co-author, "The Cartels and Leniency Review 6th edition", The Law Reviews, 2017