Navigating through Merger Control Review in China – Challenges for U.S. Companies during a Time of Uncertainty

Navigating through Merger Control Review in China – Challenges for U.S. Companies during a Time of Uncertainty

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: Navigating through Merger Control Review in China – Challenges for U.S. Companies during a Time of Uncertainty By Cheng Liu, Audrey Yumeng Li, and Jeff Liu (King Wood Mallesons)1 Click here for a pdf version of this article.   Escalating tensions between China and the […]

China: MOFCOM claims Qualcomm delay was only antitrust related

China: MOFCOM claims Qualcomm delay was only antitrust related

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) denied on Thursday, July 26, that its tariff dispute with Washington was the reason for a lengthy anti-monopoly review that prompted US tech giant Qualcomm to drop its bid for NXP Semiconductors. Qualcomm dropped the US$44 billion bid on Wednesday when its agreement expired without gaining Chinese approval. The delay, […]

China enters new era of antitrust regulation

Posted by Social Science Research Network China enters new era of antitrust regulation China plans to consolidate its three merger and antitrust agencies into a single body. What does this mean for dealmakers? The ongoing evolution of China’s state ministries may have significant implications for dealmakers. As part of a bureaucratic overhaul, a new antitrust […]

US/China: Ministry of Commerce’s amicus arguments to be heard in China-US face-off

US/China: Ministry of Commerce’s amicus arguments to be heard in China-US face-off

Last week, the US Supreme Court granted an extremely unusual motion by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), allowing the ministry to present oral argument on April 24, when the justices hear a big antitrust case by US Vitamin C purchasers suing Chinese vitamin makers accused of price-rigging, reported Reuters. The Chinese government and manufacturers have […]

China: Potential Broadcom-Qualcomm deal would face close Chinese scrutiny

China: Potential Broadcom-Qualcomm deal would face close Chinese scrutiny

A potential mega-merger between chipmaker Broadcom and US rival Qualcomm is likely to face stern scrutiny in China, antitrust lawyers say, amid a strategic push by Beijing into semiconductors. Broadcom made an unsolicited US$103 billion bid for Qualcomm on Monday, November 6, aimed at creating a US$200-billion-plus behemoth that could reshape the industry at the […]

NDRC’s Enforcement In 2016

NDRC’s Enforcement In 2016

By Susan Ning, Kate Peng, Sibo Gao and Ting Gong – Since the enactment of the Anti-monopoly Law (“AML”) in 2008, China’s AML enforcement has gained momentum, especially over the past three years. This development makes China one of the most important jurisdictions to which the companies need to pay close attention. 2016 was an intensive […]

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

By John Yong Ren and Wesley Wang – China’s merger control regime under the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into force in 2008, has continued to evolve in the past year. This article gives a detailed review of recent merger control enforcement in China. The authors also address possible future […]

“Gun Jumping” under the AML Merger Control Rules – Analysis of the two-stage transactions of Canon takeover Toshiba Medical Systems

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: “Gun Jumping” under the AML Merger Control Rules – Analysis of the two-stage transactions of Canon takeover Toshiba Medical Systems – By Liang Ding (DeHeng Law Offices) Click here for a pdf version of this article. On January 4th, 2017, MOFCOM released its Decision of […]

Mega-Mergers: Key Considerations to Take to Get your Deal Through

Mega-Mergers: Key Considerations to Take to Get your Deal Through

By Nikolaos Peristerakis, Tom McGrath & Fay Zhou – While there appears to be a consensus among regulators and practitioners that “big is not necessarily bad” when it comes to merger transactions, mega-mergers will attract much more intense scrutiny, both on antitrust and non-antitrust grounds, by regulators that increasingly cooperate with each other, often at a […]

Chinese Antitrust Investigations in 2015

Chinese Antitrust Investigations in 2015

By John Yong Ren[1], Jason Liu[2]   INTRODUCTION In China, there are three administrative authorities that serve as enforcement authorities of the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”): the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) reviews concentration of undertakings (merger review) and the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) investigate monopolistic […]

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