The Chinese SAMR updates Its enforcement rules with three new sets of rules and regulations relating to monopoly agreements, abuse of dominant market positions and abuse of administrative power

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) recently released three new antitrust regulations that consolidate the antimonopoly regulations of its predecessor antimonopoly enforcement agencies, but also introduce important changes. This Jones Day White Paper reviews the key reforms, which take effect September 1, 2019, and their implications for companies doing business in China. Although the new regulations largely restate existing law, some new rules provide welcome clarity and transparency to underdeveloped legal principles. In some cases, the new rules foreshadow more enforcement and signal new areas for SAMR’s focus. In other circumstances, the rules expand defenses available to companies faced with a SAMR investigation. Introduction China’s State Administration for

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Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang, Qiang Xue, The Chinese SAMR updates Its enforcement rules with three new sets of rules and regulations relating to monopoly agreements, abuse of dominant market positions and abuse of administrative power, 1 September 2019, e-Competitions September 2019, Art. N° 107871

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