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Tencent Ends All Exclusive Music Deals After China Crackdown

Tencent announced that it had notified all parties involved in such agreements of a move, according to a statement published on its official WeChat...
Failure To File Reportable Mergers China

Failure To File Reportable Mergers – Update from China

Like many other jurisdictions, China has a system of compulsory pre-closing merger control. Like other jurisdictions, the Chinese antitrust authority – the State Administration...
Big Tech

China’s Regulator SAMR To Police Its Big Tech Now

The power of the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR), the regulator in charge of “market order” in China, appears to be growing after...
CPI Talks with Dr. Zhenguo Wu

CPI Talks… with Dr. Zhenguo Wu

In the first of this month’s editions of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Zhenguo Wu, Director General of the...
Retrospect and Prospect: Antitrust Enforcement of Abuse of Dominance

Retrospect and Prospect: Antitrust Enforcement of Abuse of Dominance

In 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation implemented the antitrust law in both legislation and public enforcement. It has had a significant and...
China: Tougher Merger Control Enforcement in the Semiconductor Industry?

China: Tougher Merger Control Enforcement in the Semiconductor Industry?

The COVID-19 pandemic did not slow down M&A in the semiconductor industry. To the contrary, 2020 saw semiconductor M&A deals reaching an all-time high...
2021, A New Era of Chinese Antitrust Law

2021, A New Era of Chinese Antitrust Law

By Frances Xu & Howard Chan1   China Antitrust Enforcement Round-Up Ever since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (“CPC”), China has gradually...
Cars in parking lot

Managing Distribution and Compliance in China: Post the Auto Antitrust Guidelines

By Ken Dai & Jet Deng (Dentons)1   In September 2020, China’s central antitrust enforcement authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), released four antitrust...
No Obstacle

China Signals VIE No Longer an Obstacle in Merger Filing

By Frank Jiang, Scott Yu & John Jiang (Zhong Lun)1   I. Introduction This July, the Chinese antitrust authority (State Administration for Market Regulation, “SAMR”) unconditionally cleared...
China: Non-Compete Clauses in the Transactional Context

China: Non-Compete Clauses in the Transactional Context

Non-compete clauses in agreements between competitors can be problematic under antitrust rules. China is no exception. A sub-set of non-compete arrangements between competitors –...
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