China Merger Remedy Plan Mirrors US, EU Models

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- China's antitrust watchdog has proposed new merger regulations for transactions that raise competition concerns, rules that attorneys say largely echo those of the U.S. and European Union and offer concrete guidance on how and when the agency will use behavioral and structural remedies for problem deals.

On March 27, the Ministry of Commerce put out a draft regulation on merger remedies, known as restrictive conditions in the Chinese system, that significantly expands the existing guidance for transactions that raise competitive issues. Among other changes, the proposal...
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