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COMPETITION LAW WHISTLE-BLOWING TO PAY OFF IN CHINA ?* As the number of leniency applications is down globally and competition authorities are struggling to find alternative sources of supply for antitrust complaints, China has circulated a draft rule to financially incentivise employee whistle-blowing. On 19 November 2019, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) posted a draft of the Interim Measures on Rewards for Complaints against Significant Illegal Conduct in the Market Regulation Field (Draft Reward Measures) on its website for public comment. The Draft Reward Measures build on a series of similar rules issued by SAMR’s predecessor bodies and some local authorities in the fields of counterfeiting, product safety, pricing conduct and intellectual property. The
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