The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2011

China: Merger Control

While enforcement of most of the key prohibitions in the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) appears to have remained muted for many months after the law took effect in August 2008, the merger control provisions set out in Chapter IV of the AML took effect immediately. In the few short years that have followed, China’s merger control regime has developed into one of the most significant antitrust hurdles for many large, cross-border transactions.