SAMR time: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 25 September 2020

Merger reviews in China seem to be taking a little longer than usual. A semiconductor deal just received clearance after the companies in January pushed back the timeframe for closing their tie-up due to scrutiny in China and Taiwan (it passed muster in Taiwan in March). China’s State Administration for Market Regulation also took more than a year to clear a deal involving Russian energy giant Gazprom; and two Taiwanese LED companies have recently pushed back the timing on their deal in light of Chinese scrutiny.

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