The Chinese NDRC takes steps forward towards a more transparent enforcement regime

Antitrust Investigations in China: Putting Things in Perspective* The current press is buzzing with news about the recent increase in antitrust investigations involving foreign companies with operations in China, and reports of foreign companies being told to expect higher fines if they “put up a fight” during investigations. At the same time, the Chinese enforcement agencies have started to make their decisions public. Putting these developments in perspective, the take-away is that antitrust in China should be taken seriously, the enforcement agencies are still in the development stage, and some progress is being made in transparency of decision-making. China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) is a mere five years old. The National

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  • Sheppard Mullin (Beijing)

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Becky Koblitz, The Chinese NDRC takes steps forward towards a more transparent enforcement regime, 27 August 2013, e-Competitions Foreign Investment, Art. N° 66793

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