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Antitrust Enforcement in China Becomes “New Normal”

Fay Zhou et al., Linklaters Client Alert, March 2016

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In the past year, the enforcement of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) was characterised by continued activism and improvements in both substance and procedure. The Chinese competition enforcement agencies have launched a number of legislative initiatives, seeking to provider further substantive guidance and improve procedural transparency. The National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) have intensified and expanded their enforcement activities to cover new frontiers. On the merger control front, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) continued to fine-tune the simplified review procedure to deal with an increased number of notified transactions, and intensified enforcement against non-compliance with filing obligations.

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