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Mergers in China: An Overview of Leading Case Law

George S. Cary, Cunzhen Huang, Competition Case Law Digest, A synthesis of EU and national leading cases, Ed. Frédéric Jenny. Concurrences, 2018

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The year 2016 marks the eighth year of the implementation of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), which entrusted the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in China with the authority to conduct merger control review. Having passed decisions on approximately 1,500 transactions, MOFCOM has quickly established itself as one of the most important competition authorities for global transactions. As Table 1 below shows, MOFCOM has handled an increasing number of transactions over the past few years. During this time, the percentage of conditionally approved and prohibited transactions has declined.

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