Micro-Hoo May Slam Up Against China Antitrust Law

Law360, New York (March 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Microsoft Corp. takeover attempt of Yahoo Inc. may be on unsteady footing right now as both companies bicker over the right price. But even if the deal should get off the ground, the two Internet giants will likely find themselves faced with a brand-new regulatory hurdle – China.

China's first formal anti-monopoly law is taking effect this August after almost 14 years with only guidelines. The law new bans monopolistic agreements and anti-competitive practices, such as cartels and price-fixing, but allows for certain types of...
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