Challenges and Prospects for Merger Control in China in the Digital Economy

Challenges and Prospects for Merger Control in China in the Digital Economy

By Wei Han & Yajie Gao – Until now, the Chinese competition authority has only officially reviewed a few cases of concentration between internet companies, due to VIE, the incompetence of the turnover-based notification threshold, and the lack of experience in solving new competition concerns, such as potential foreclosure led by data and privacy as […]

Made in China: The Global Influence of China’s Merger Control Regime in the High-Tech Sector

Made in China: The Global Influence of China’s Merger Control Regime in the High-Tech Sector

By Michael Han & Bivio Yu – Escalated trade tensions between China and the US since early 2018 have led to growing concern that deals involving high-tech companies might crumble under China’s merger control regime. Foreign high-tech companies are increasingly anxious about non-competition factors and industrial policy concerns playing a role in the review of […]

Economic Analysis Under the Anti-Unfair Competition Law in China: Tencent v. Xinghui

Economic Analysis Under the Anti-Unfair Competition Law in China: Tencent v. Xinghui

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, John Jiong Gong & Nina Yin – In this paper we review the recent unfair competition case Tencent v. Xinghui. It is one of the few unfair competition cases in which economic analysis on the welfare effects of the alleged conduct was admitted as evidence. With the limited information provided in […]

China’s Internet Industry: New Challenges in Antitrust Regulation and Compliance

China’s Internet Industry: New Challenges in Antitrust Regulation and Compliance

By Josh Yi Xue – The practice of antitrust enforcement over the past decade has given life and authority to China Anti-monopoly Law. It is worth mentioning that the past decade also witnessed the rapid development of China’s Internet economy, which has brought the Internet industry to the attention of China Anti-monopoly Law. This article […]

Life Science in The Crosshairs of China’s Public Antitrust Enforcement

Life Science in The Crosshairs of China’s Public Antitrust Enforcement

By Jet Deng & Ken Dai – As a sector closely pertinent to people’s livelihood, the life science sector has always been, and will continue to be, a focus of China’s antitrust enforcement. In 2018, China’s public antitrust enforcement entered into a transitional period due to the internal institutional reform, which will remodel China’s antitrust […]

A Ten-Year Review of China’s Antitrust Enforcement in The Chemical Industry

A Ten-Year Review of China’s Antitrust Enforcement in The Chemical Industry

By Zhan Hao, Song Ying, Wu Yuanyuan, Yang Zhan & Lv Hongjie – This article presents a tenth-anniversary comment on three aspects of antitrust enforcement in China’s chemical industry. It first illustrates the significance of three mega-mergers involving the world’s top six chemical companies, and contrasts the specific treatments of China’s antitrust agency with those […]

The Development of Antitrust Enforcement in China’s Automotive Industry

The Development of Antitrust Enforcement in China’s Automotive Industry

By Wei Huang & Bei Yin – In China’s automotive industry, the high prices of imported vehicles, the excessive ratio between the total price for vehicle spare parts and the vehicle selling price, and the high prices charged for after-sale service have been widely criticized. Following the promulgation of China’s Anti-monopoly Law, the Enforcement Agency […]

Intellectual Property Antitrust Laws in China: Retrospect and Prospect (2008 – 2018)

Intellectual Property Antitrust Laws in China: Retrospect and Prospect (2008 – 2018)

By Zhao Ye –  This article divides the development of the intellectual property antitrust mechanism in China into three stages, namely (i) the exploration stage (2000 to 2012), which laid down the ground for legislation, enforcement, and the application of laws mainly from theoretical and legislative perspectives; (ii) the active stage (2012 to 2015), which […]

Antitrust Chronicle – LeadershIP EU – Innovation, IP & Competition Challenges

Antitrust Chronicle – LeadershIP EU – Innovation, IP & Competition Challenges

Dear Readers, The March 2019 CPI Antitrust Chronicle addresses issues related to the second annual LeadershIP EU Conference, “Innovation, IP and Competition Challenges for Global Businesses in the 21st Century,” which took place in Brussels, Belgium on November 13, 2018. The panelists at the conference came from the private and public sectors: regulators, academics, and […]

Effects-Based Analysis: Where Do We Stand on Both Sides of the Atlantic?

Effects-Based Analysis: Where Do We Stand on Both Sides of the Atlantic?

By Douglas Ginsburg, Robin Jacob & Jean-François Bellis –  A recap of the fireside chat which took place at LeadershIP between U.S. and EU judges exploring the competition law trends in each jurisdiction. The panel featured the Honorable Douglas Ginsburg Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia; Sir Robin Jacob, […]

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