Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"MOFCOM Lifts Hold-Separate Remedies for the First Time"

In late 2011 and early 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) introduced a new and unique merger control remedy with far-reaching implications. In two separate decisions involving nearly simultaneous global acquisitions...more

10/28/2015 - Acquisitions China Global Market Hitachi Hold-Separate Remedies Merger Controls Mergers MOFCOM Remedies Samsung Seagate Technology Sector

"MOFCOM Cracking Down on Failures to Notify Qualifying Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures"

China’s Anti-Monopoly Law requires businesses to notify transactions to the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) for merger control review, so long as the parties meet certain revenue thresholds and the transaction involves a change...more

10/13/2015 - Acquisitions China Failure to Notify Filing Requirements Joint Venture Mergers MOFCOM Multinationals State-Owned Enterprises Threshhold Requirements

"China’s MIIT Releases Draft Intellectual Property Policies for Industry Standardization Organizations"

The Electronic Intellectual Property Center of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released a draft “Template for Intellectual Property Policies in Industry Standardization Organizations” (the...more

1/6/2015 - China EEA FRAND MOFCOM Patents Popular Standard Essential Patents

"Navigating Chinese Merger Control: MOFCOM Prohibits P3 Shipping Alliance"

On June 17, 2014, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued just the second prohibition decision in its enforcement history, striking down the proposed P3 Network shipping alliance that would...more

6/20/2014 - China Enforcement Mergers MOFCOM Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

"China Merger Control: New Carrots and a Bigger Stick"

China has recently taken two important steps to improve its merger control process: providing additional guidance on its new simplified merger procedures while promising publication of decisions penalizing firms for closing...more

4/23/2014 - China MOFCOM Transaction Monitoring

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