Category: China Deals

Foreign M&A in China Face Security Review

by Christine Kahler The PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in February released widely anticipated regulations to institute security reviews for foreign mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that relate to China’s national security. The Notice on the Security Review of Foreign M&A...

/ April 1, 2011

China’s Merger Review System Evolves

PRC antitrust authorities have expanded their focus from domestic operational issues to the offshore transactions of foreign companies.by Julia KongSince China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect August 1, 2008, the PRC government has increasingly asserted its authority to stop abusive...

/ May 1, 2010

The Coming Wave of Consolidation in Chinese Industries

Companies should understand consolidation trends in China to better handle changes within their industries and take advantage of investment opportunities.by Seth Harlem and Ron SchrammConsolidation within industries will be a central theme in China’s efforts to restructure its industries and...

/ November 1, 2009

Conducting Anticorruption Due Diligence in M&A Deals

Companies should investigate target companies to assess compliance risk under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by Richard Grime and Bingna Guo The number of investigations under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), together with the number of prosecutions by...

Merger Control under China’s Antimonopoly Law: The First Year

Three recent decisions indicate that China may be considering more than competition in its antitrust reviews by Matthew Bachrack, Cunzhen Huang, and Jay Modrall China’s new Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect last August. The AML introduced a new mandatory regime...