China Offers First Official Clarification on Merger Notification Provisions of New Anti-Monopoly Law

April 2008
Venulex Legal Summaries;2008 Q2, Special section p1
The article reports on the scheduled enactment of the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), which was passed in October 2007, on August 1, 2008. Mergers and acquisitions are one of the business conducts covered by the law. In connection to this, a draft regulation on mergers was published by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China on March 27, 2008. Aside from mergers, other events that qualify as a concentration include the acquisition of control and the acquisition of decisive influence.


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