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Lessons from SAMR’s Recent Merger Clearances

Lessons from SAMR’s Recent Merger Clearances

By Philip F. Monaghan, Lining Shan, Vivian Wang1   China’s merger control regime is an increasingly important consideration for global M&A transactions.  Indeed, the critical path...
China Law

An Overview of Recent FRAND Remedies in China

By Yong Bai, Dayu Man, & Michael Yan1   Introduction A great deal has been written about the meaning and effect of the "fair, reasonable, and...
2- Abuses of Dominance Involving Personal Information in China By Sébastien J. Evrard, Felicia Chen & Hayley Smith

Abuses of Dominance Involving Personal Information in China

China’s recently adopted Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) is a new weapon in its arsenal to tame big tech companies. As the first comprehensive...
3- Entering the Storm: An Overview of Recent Anti-monopoly Investigations in China By MA Chen & GUO Jiahao

Entering the Storm: An Overview of Recent Anti-monopoly Investigations in China

The current “anti-monopoly enforcement storm” was prompted by China’s top leadership in late 2020 under the policy objective of “preventing disorderly expansion of capital”. ...
4- Antitrust Regulation in the Automotive Sector: Managing Risks in the BEV Era By Wenting Ge & Hazel Yin

Antitrust Regulation in the Automotive Sector: Managing Risks in the BEV...

The auto sector has been under strict scrutiny by antitrust regulators across the globe including China. In 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation...
5- China’s Practice in Finding Market Dominance of Online Platforms By WU Peng, LONG Rui & DONG Ke

China’s Practice in Finding Market Dominance of Online Platforms

In the past year, one of the most important and noteworthy events for China's antitrust legislation and enforcement has been the intensification of antitrust...
6- New Developments in China Merger Review By Yizhe Zhang & Peter Wang

New Developments in China Merger Review

The Chinese competition authority went through a major restructuring in November 2021. The Anti-Monopoly Bureau under the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) was...
A Reflection on China’s Merger Reviews

A Reflection on China’s Merger Reviews – Key Messages from the...

By Elizabeth Wang, Kun Huang, Sophie Yang & Aston Zhong1   Question 1: The Chinese competition authority just issued its 2020 annual report, which provides a...
Tencent

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...
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