How China Is Stepping Up Its Merger Control

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT) -- China’s Anti-Monopoly Law went into effect in August 2008. Since then, China’s merger control agency, the Antitrust Bureau at the Ministry of Commerce, has been actively enforcing the AML in its merger review process, imposing merger remedies when it believes economic evidence suggests that a merger could harm competition. As of February 2014, MOFCOM has reviewed more than 750 filings, imposed merger remedies on 21 cases (conditional approval) and blocked one merger.

Although the number of instances where MOFCOM imposed merger remedies is relatively small, many...
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