China Proposes New Antritrust Regulations for Mergers


On January 19 and 20, 2009, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau (“AMB”) of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), the Chinese government authority charged with reviewing antitrust notifications of M&A transactions, proposed four new regulations related to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) and its merger review process. MOFCOM is accepting comments on the proposed regulations until February 16.

The proposed regulations provide additional clarity on several important issues relating to China’s merger enforcement powers, its pre-merger notification requirements and review process, and the investigation procedures it will employ. While the proposed regulations are generally consistent with the merger review process in other jurisdictions, there are some important differences. The final version of the regulations may reflect changes in response to public comments, and provide additional insight into China’s merger review process.

Please see full update for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Morrison & Foerster LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Morrison & Foerster LLP on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.