The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2012

China: Antimonopoly Law

After a relatively quiet first half of the year in terms of notable legislative developments and enforcement efforts, the latter months of 2011 saw a string of watershed events relating to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). From October to December there was a flurry of significant merger review decisions, the announcement or conclusion of several high-profile anti-competitive conduct investigations, and noteworthy efforts by the Chinese competition authorities to strengthen coordination with their foreign counterparts.