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China: Chinese Competition Authorities issue record amounts of fines in applying for the first time the prior tool analysis « Fix it first » in merger control

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The sheer volume of sanctions to be imposed by the Chinese competition authorities in 2015 reinforces the interest in designing increased bilateral cooperation with China in this area. The level reached, $1.098 billion in fines for a total of 19 decisions, represents the highest volume since the entry into force of China's competition law in 2008. It is more than double the level of sanctions imposed by the second largest Asian country in this area, South Korea

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François Souty, China: Chinese Competition Authorities issue record amounts of fines in applying for the first time the prior tool analysis « Fix it first » in merger control, 13 January 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77962, p. 238

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