Overview of Chinese Merger Control in 2017

By Michael Han, David Boyle & James Muirhead

This article gives an overview of the major developments in the context of merger control in China in 2017. This includes an analysis of major trends in merger filings generally, a review of the conditional approvals of mergers granted in 2017, enforcement actions for failures to notify mergers to the Antitrust Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, as well as a look at upcoming changes in policy which will clarify the merger review process and that are due to come into force in 2018.