The Chinese MOFCOM issues two sets of regulations that have introduced a “simple case track” for merger control reviews

The Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) issued two sets of regulations (Simple Merger Case Regulations) in February and April of 2014 that have introduced a “simple case track” for merger control reviews in China. Between 2008, when the Chinese Anti-monopoly Law came into force, and the end of 2013, MOFCOM reportedly reviewed and issued decisions on 740 merger control cases. Of these, one was prohibited, 24 were approved with conditions and the rest were cleared unconditionally. Given those figures, both businesses and the authority recognised the need for a faster review track for merger cases that

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Jingyuan Shi, Davis Wang, The Chinese MOFCOM issues two sets of regulations that have introduced a “simple case track” for merger control reviews, 1 April 2014, e-Competitions Mergers & Joint ventures, Art. N° 77261

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