Japan Clarifies Corporate Merger Rules

Law360, New York (January 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the face of mounting consolidation in all areas of the Japanese economy, the country’s competition regulator is unveiling new proposals meant to ease the official approval process for corporate mergers.

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday introduced changes to rules that assess how a merger will affect market concentration, boosting thresholds in place to determine the level of scrutiny a proposed merger will be subject to and placing a greater emphasis on the change potential mergers would have on market share, Dow Jones reported....
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