National Development and Reform Commission

The Chinese government announced on March 13, 2018, that it will consolidate the duties of three competition agencies into a new government agency to handle all antitrust matters. While it is too early to tell how this reorganization will impact China’s review of transactions and conduct cases, we believe that this change could lead to

by John Z.L. Huang,  Alex An, Bryan Fu and Cook Xu

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently outlined its latest efforts in the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law and price supervision.  This newsletter summarizes the noteworthy information NDRC disclosed.

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by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schoneveld, Jared Nelson and Sean Pan

Recently China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imposed an RMB 353 million (USD 56.7 million) penalty against an international price-fixing cartel of LCD manufacturers, the largest the NDRC has ever imposed for antitrust infringement.  The penalty is China’s first enforcement action

by Frank Schoneveld

In the last six months, China’s antitrust enforcement agencies have signed five Memorandums of Cooperation with antitrust authorities in the United States, European Union, South Korea, Australia and Brazil. During this same period, Chinese antitrust enforcement agencies have substantially increased their personnel resources.  So far, in 2012 more than 10 cartel investigations

by Henry L.T. Chen, David Henry, Frank Schoneveld and Philipp Werner

On September 20 , 2012, European Commission officials concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese officials in respect of antitrust law.  Signed by the Directorate General for Competition and two of China’s antitrust law enforcement authorities, the National Development and Reform

by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schoneveld, Alex An, Brian Fu and Angel Wang

McDermott Will & Emery has released the latest China Law Alert: Focus on Competition, which provides insight on current issues surrounding cross-border antitrust and transactional issues. 

China’s New Merger Control Regime Makes Major Progress in Its First Three Years

by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schoneveld and Alex An

Recently, ENN Energy Holdings Limited and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation jointly announced the acquisition of all outstanding shares in China Gas Holdings Limited.  This acquisition triggers a requirement to notify and obtain clearance from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).  Therefore, MOFCOM’s approval will be

by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schoneveld and Alex An

Recently,China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imposed large fines on two pharmaceutical distributors.  This move indicates the enforcement agency, which supervises price-related monopolistic practices, is beginning to take a more active role in enforcing the country’s Anti-Monopoly Law.

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