China's Competition Cop Probing Google, Motorola Deal

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 12:11 PM EST) -- The Chinese Ministry of Commerce's Anti-Monopoly Bureau is reviewing Google Inc.'s $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., the agency announced Thursday.

Under Chinese law, any deal that would result in a combined global revenue of over 10 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) when at least two of the entities involved earn revenue in China greater than 400 million yuan is subject to review by its antitrust regulator.

Additionally, any merger in which two companies combine for more than 2 billion yuan in revenue in China...
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