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Managing Distribution and Compliance in China: Post the Auto Antitrust Guidelines

By Ken Dai & Jet Deng (Dentons)1   In September 2020, China’s central antitrust enforcement authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), released four antitrust...
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China Signals VIE No Longer an Obstacle in Merger Filing

By Frank Jiang, Scott Yu & John Jiang (Zhong Lun)1   I. Introduction This July, the Chinese antitrust authority (State Administration for Market Regulation, “SAMR”) unconditionally cleared...
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China: Non-Compete Clauses in the Transactional Context

Non-compete clauses in agreements between competitors can be problematic under antitrust rules. China is no exception. A sub-set of non-compete arrangements between competitors –...
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Competition Enforcement against Unfairly High Prices in China

By Yi XUE (Josh) & Tian GU (Zhong Lun Law Firm)1   Recently, the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the PRC State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) handed...
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A Discussion of VIE-structured Companies from a Merger Review Perspective

By Wei Huang & Chang Gao (Tian Yuan Law Firm)1   Recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued special orders to big tech companies to...

Proposed Amendments to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: What are the Changes and...

By Fay Zhou, Arthur Peng, Vivian Cao & Xi Liao1 The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) published on January 2, 2020 draft amendments...

CPI Talks… with DG Zhenguo Wu

In this month’s edition of CPI Talks… CPI’s Vanessa Yanhua Zhang1 has the pleasure of speaking with Zhenguo Wu.2 Mr. Wu is Director General...

Antitrust Regulation in the Digital Economy: Industry Developments and the Amendment...

By Chenying Zhang Internet applications are becoming increasingly widespread, Internet-based trading platforms and associated big data have gradually developed. There is worldwide concern about data...

Agency Investigation of Abusive Conduct in China: The Eastman Case

In this article, we review the antitrust decision of the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation (Shanghai AMR) against Eastman Chemical (China). After analyzing the...

A Brief Analysis of Standards for Resale Price Maintenance Regulations Under...

Since the promulgation of the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) in China in 2008, the administrative agencies and the courts have adopted different standards when applying...

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