Tag: Antimonopoly law

American Firms Troubled by China’s Antimonopoly Actions

Since the ramping up of enforcement, US companies doing business in China have been increasingly concerned about issues like fair treatment and due process By Ryan Ong and Ellen Huber From recent investigations in the auto parts industry to “dawn...

/ September 5, 2014

Understanding China’s Antimonopoly Investigations

Increased use of the Antimonopoly Law in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors reflects China’s desire to drive down prices on essential goods. By Benjamin Shobert and Damjan P. DeNoble  Nearly 60 pharmaceutical manufacturers—both domestic and foreign owned—were subjected to...

/ May 30, 2014

China’s “Golden Year” of Antimonopoly Investigations

By Sue Hao and John Lenhart  China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has renewed its pledge to step up antimonopoly and price-fixing efforts in a year that has already seen an unprecedented number of price-related investigations. Between 2008—when the...

/ December 12, 2013

New Legal Developments in the PRC Antimonopoly Regime

By David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, and Lisa Li More than four years ago, the PRC Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect, designating three ministries to review different types of AML violations, including price fixing and other anti-competitive practices. In 2012 and...

/ April 17, 2013

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

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...