Jurisdiction: China

Cooperation on competition

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Donny Low, Sharon Henrick and Elouise Brown have written an insightful article regarding the recently announced Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of...

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What’s your number?

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

China merger filings are increasing rapidly with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) receiving 866 merger review filings (as of 31 December 2013) since the Anti-Monopoly Law took effect on 1 August 2008.  In 2013 alone,...

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Chinese New Year

January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

After looking into the crystal ball about what we can expect on the Australian competition landscape in 2014 earlier this week, Susan Ning from our Beijing office has been considering what the Chinese antitrust enforcement authorities...

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Shifting sands

December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

There have been several recent developments impacting Australian business in China. As China looks to internationalise and open up its markets, the Chinese Government is determined to stamp out corruption with a campaign underway to...

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Dual systems

September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), which has been in force since 2008, public and private enforcement have worked in tandem to promote compliance with the AML. However, as the AML does not require regulatory action...

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MOFCOM holds its own

September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

After months of too-ing and fro-ing, MOFCOM is finally comfortable with the commitment’s proposed in relation to MediaTek Inc’s US$4 billion acquisition of MStar Semiconductor Inc and has cleared the acquisition subject to the commitments. ...

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Baxter/Gambro gets ACCC tick of approval

September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adding to the regulatory approvals in China (blogged about in our previous post), New Zealand and Europe, the ACCC has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Gambro AB by Baxter International...

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China cracks the whip

August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

China’s regulatory authorities have been particularly busy in the last few weeks by: imposing fines on six infant formula manufacturers for engaging in resale price maintenance (blogged about here and here); imposing fines on five...

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A bag half full

August 22, 2013 | 1 Comments

KWM’s China antitrust team, led by Susan Ning, have posted an article on MOFCOM’s conditional clearance of Baxter’s acquisition of Gambro on our sister blog, China Law Insight. According to the approval condition, Gambro must...

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Faster than a crawling baby

August 19, 2013 | 1 Comments

Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, has said that “Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.” In...

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