CASE COMMENTS : CHINA – MERGER CONTROL – EXTRATERRITORIAL ENFORCEMENT – COMMITMENTS – MANUFACTURING

China : The Chinese Ministry of Commerce controls foreign high-tech firms takeovers (Western Digital/Hitachi GST, Google/Motorola Mobility, United Technologies Corporation (UTC)/Goodrich Corporation)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Chinese authority responsible for merger control - the General Antimonopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Trade (the "MOFCOM", or Ministry of Commerce) - will continue in 2012 its active teaching of major international groups, particularly American ones: MOFCOM has issued three more approval decisions between March and June 2012. But these authorizations were subject to serious conditions - in practice behavioural and structural "remedies" - in accordance with a now well-established practice. This Chinese practice differs greatly from the analyses of the European Commission and the American authorities (see F. Souty and S. Yon, "Chronique politique

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François Souty, China : The Chinese Ministry of Commerce controls foreign high-tech firms takeovers (Western Digital/Hitachi GST, Google/Motorola Mobility, United Technologies Corporation (UTC)/Goodrich Corporation), 21 May 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48703, pp. 247-249

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