The Chinese MOFCOM finalizes new interim provisions on the assessment of anticompetitive effects of mergers

This article has been selected for the business category, mergers section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 2 September 2011, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published Provisional Rules on the Assessment of the Competitive Effects of a Concentration of Business Operators (Announcement [2011] No. 55, the Rules). They entered into force on the same day. The Rules have confirmed in writing the methodology which MOFCOM has been adopting for the last three years when conducting its competitive analysis of business concentrations. However, the Rules simply provide a list of criteria that MOFCOM employs when assessing concentrations without giving much additional guidance on them. In publishing these Rules, MOFCOM

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  • Allen & Overy (Beijing)
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Victor Ho, Thomas E. Jones, Richard Kim, François Renard, Mitchell Silk, Ji Zou, The Chinese MOFCOM finalizes new interim provisions on the assessment of anticompetitive effects of mergers, 2 September 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2011, Art. N° 45244

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