The Chinese MOFCOM publishes rules setting out the eligibility criteria for simple merger cases entitled to the simplified procedure

At Last, MOFCOM Formally Adopted Simplified Merger Review Procedure* Introduction The Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) finally published the Guiding Opinions on Notification of Simple Cases of Concentration of Undertakings (the “Guiding Opinions”) on 18 April 2014, two months after the Interim Provisions on Standards Applied to Simple Cases of Concentration of Undertakings (the “Interim Provisions”), which were released in February this year. The purpose of the Interim Provisions is to reduce heavy workload for both MOFCOM and the notifying undertakings and to accelerate the review process. However, the Interim Provisions mainly set out the eligibility criteria for simple cases entitled to the simplified procedure and provide no guidance on the specific procedural issues. The issuance of

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Michael Gu, The Chinese MOFCOM publishes rules setting out the eligibility criteria for simple merger cases entitled to the simplified procedure, 18 April 2014, e-Competitions April 2014, Art. N° 66336

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