Greater China Antitrust Round-Up

Various antitrust developments made headlines across Asia during the first half of 2018, but arguably some of the most impactful changes have occurred in China, where there has been a major restructuring of the antitrust regulators. In this e-bulletin, we provide a quick round-up of some of the key developments in the PRC and Hong Kong competition law regimes. Read more

Recent developments in Chinese merger control: MOFCOM consults on draft regulations and imposes remedies in Glencore/Xstrata and Marubeni/Gavilon

The Anti-Monopoly Bureau at the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM“) recently published two important draft regulations for public consultation in an effort to streamline and clarify China’s merger control review process.  It has also imposed remedies in two major offshore transactions involving multi-national companies – Glencore/Xstrata and Marubeni/Gavilon. Mark Jephcott … Read more

Vertical agreements – a hot topic in Asian competition law enforcement

On 22 February 2013, two provincial branches of National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (“NDRC“) (Guizhou Price Bureau and Sichuan NDRC) officially announced that two well-known manufacturers of premium Chinese liquor were fined RMB 247 million (~£26 million) and RMB 202 million (~£21 million) respectively for resale price maintenance (“RPM“). … Read more