A Discussion of MOFCOM’s Competitive Analysis in 2012 From an Economic Perspective

Sharon Pang, Elizabeth Xiao Wang, Feb 26, 2013

Understanding the requirements of different merger control regimes and coordinating a coherent approach across multiple jurisdictions is crucial to a successful global M&A strategy. China has become a major regulatory hurdle for cross-border transactions with a growing number of global mergers and acquisitions facing extensive scrutiny by its merger control agency, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau at the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”). Since China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) came into effect in 2008 through December 2012, MOFCOM has reviewed more than 52…

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