Every year, we celebrate the Chinese New Year with an authoritative collection of articles on recent developments in competition law China, sponsored by Adrian Emch (Hogan Lovells). This is the year of the horse and, appropriately, the Chinese agencies are making great strides in refining their competition activities and decisions. Anyone planning to do business in their backyard needs to be on top of the situation — even if just virtually.
In this CPI issue with its focus on China, we discuss several pertinent issues such as – potential impact of the new consumer protection law on private antitrust enforcement, views on the Huawei v. InterDigital case (that determined a FRAND rate for InterDigital’s SEPs), China’s merger review process & application of rule of reason, use of economic evidence, use of anti-monopoly provisions and treatment of “geographic market definition” by Chinese antitrust authorities.
As always, thank you to our great panel of authors.