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The Hidden Risks of MOFCOM’s Simplified Procedure

Frederic Depoortere et al., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Publication , November 2017

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Three years ago, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) introduced a simplified merger review procedure to reduce the review time for transactions that do not pose significant competitive or industrial policy concerns in China. Nevertheless, parties seeking to benefit from the simplified procedure must remain wary, as MOFCOM has become increasingly vigilant in exercising its authority as a gatekeeper to the process.

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