The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2009

China: Merger Control

01 January 1900

The new comprehensive Antimonopoly Law of China (AML) took effect on 1 August 2008. Chapter 4 of the AML, 'Concentration of Undertakings', sets forth the new Chinese merger control scheme and supersedes earlier basic merger review provisions first introduced in March 2003 as part of the Regulation on Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors (Foreign M&A Regulations).