Global Update: In China, Same Old Delays Despite New Rules

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 8:37 PM EST) -- China's Ministry of Commerce offered a glimmer of hope to companies facing the country's notoriously slow merger review process when it explained last month what kinds of deals it would consider "simple" mergers, but experts say speedier reviews will remain elusive until the watchdog lays out more rules for an expedited clearance process.

More than five years after China began enforcing its first antitrust law, the process of getting a deal through MOFCOM's review remains slow, with the Chinese ministry often one of the last agencies...
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