China antitrust review 2012

Looking back at 2012, four years after China implemented its Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), we can discern some important ways in which China’s antitrust regime today both mirrors and departs from antitrust regimes in other jurisdictions to which our clients are subject. On the one hand, in 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) developed tools that more closely approximate the US and European merger control system. On the other hand, MOFCOM’s decisions in several instances depart from decisions reached in other jurisdictions.

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