Banana Trees and Open Competitive Markets

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Sean Heather, Jeremie Waterman, Aug 11, 2008 In preparing to write this piece on the Chinese Antimonopoly Law, one of us was reminded of a recent visit to a botanical garden. Among the collection of meticulously cared for plants was one extremely bent […]

China’s Antimonopoly Law: Status Quo and Outlook

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Michael Han, Jessica Su, Aug 11, 2008 As the pillar of Chinese competition law and policy, the Antimonopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China has been on the legislative agenda since 1994. The AML was eventually enacted on August 30, 2007 and […]

Olympic Competition: How China’s New Antimonopoly Regime Is Shaping Up

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Peter Corne, Carl Hinze, Steve Yu, Aug 11, 2008 Olympic competition is not the only form of competition that China will be endorsing this August. On August 1, 2008, China’s Antimonopoly Law came into effect. Two days later, the State Council’s Regulations on […]

The Antimonopoly Law and Its Structural Shortcomings

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Adrian Emch, Aug 11, 2008 The new Chinese antitrust regime is taking shape. The Antimonopoly Law became effective on August 1, 2008; the first implementing regulation has been adopted; and it has become clear which government agencies will be the Antimonopoly Enforcement Authorities. […]

The Context of Chinese Industrial Policy and the Antimonopoly Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Mark Williams, Aug 11, 2008 Some would argue that the implementation of the Antimonopoly Law is an important milestone along the road of China’s transition to a market-orientated economy in which private capital plays a pre-dominant role, just as it does in developed […]

Challenges in Implementing China’s Antimonopoly Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jun Wei, Aug 11, 2008 After 13 years of preparation and debate, the final adoption of the Antimonopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China marks an important move by China toward an effective competition regime, and also a significant moment in China’s […]

Highlights of China’s New Antimonopoly Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Xiaoye Wang, Aug 11, 2008 After more than a decade of discussions, debates, and drafting, China adopted its Antimonopoly Law on August 30, 2007, and the law took effect on August 1, 2008. Like other antirust regimes, the Chinese AML essentially provides the […]

Congress and the Courts Tackle Credit Card Fees at Service Stations

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Rodi, Jul 28, 2008 With the recent increase in motor fuel prices in the United States, the credit card processing fees paid by service station owners have come under increased scrutiny from both the U.S. Congress and the courts. Most credit card […]

A Short Guide to the Prosecution of “Market Manipulation” in the Energy Industry: CFTC, FERC, and FTC

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Amy Garzon, Layne Kruse, Jul 28, 2008 “Market manipulation” has been a potential target for U.S. prosecutors for over seventy years. However, the focus on market manipulation in the energy industry is more recent, and now the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has joined […]

Bertelsmann and Sony Judgment: Welcome Clarity for EC Merger Review from the EU’s Highest Court

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle James Aitken, Rachel Brandenburger, Thomas Janssens, Jul 28, 2008 On July 10, 2008, the European Court of Justice gave judgment setting aside a ruling of the European Court of First Instance in an appeal brought by Impala, a third-party complainant, against the clearance […]