China’s First Merger Control Decision Approving a Joint Venture–GE & Shenhua

By on November 17, 2011

by Frank Schoneveld, Brian Fu and James Jiang

In giving approval to GE China’s joint venture with Shenhua Coal, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has answered positively the recurring question of whether the formation of a joint venture falls within China’s merger control rules.  It is now clear that the formation of a joint venture can require clearance from MOFCOM under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law.


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