Uncertainty Swirls Around China's New Antitrust Law

Law360, New York (July 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With just days remaining before China's long-anticipated new anti-monopoly law goes into effect, questions linger not only about the text of the new statute, but also how the law is likely to be implemented and enforced by Chinese regulators come Aug. 1.

“It's no doubt a new antitrust frontier in China,” said Carl Hittinger, antitrust partner at DLA Piper. “And certain corporations are going to be guinea pigs in this process.”

In a nearly 14-year process of crafting the new law, China has consulted extensively with...
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