ABA Weighs In On China's New Anti-Monopoly Law

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Employing economic analysis to identify enforcement opportunities has proved more effective at regulating anti-competitive conduct than resorting to a more formalistic approach, according to comments submitted by the American Bar Association's antitrust and international law sections to China's antitrust authorities.

China's new anti-monopoly law went into effect last August, and since then the authorities have been seeking public comment on a range of issues, from how to define the relevant market to how confidential business information might be protected.

On April 27, China issued draft regulations...
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