China's Anti-Monopoly Law: What To Expect In 2012

Law360, New York (March 09, 2012, 1:46 PM ET) -- Unlike other jurisdictions where antitrust enforcement is centralized, in China three agencies enforce the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”). The Ministry of Commerce handles mergers, while cases related to anti-competitive conduct are split between the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”). The NDRC handles price-related violations and SAIC the nonprice-related violations. The AML has been in effect since August 2008 and continues to evolve as these three agencies adopt additional regulations in order to provide more guidance on...
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