The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2015

China: Antitrust Litigation

19 February 2015

The year 2014 marked the 6th anniversary of the promulgation of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) and saw a continued increase in the willingness of China’s competition authorities to initiate investigations and issue large and unprecedented penalties. This includes the much talked about investigations by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) into the automobile sector on the grounds of horizontal price fixing and vertical resale price maintenance (RPM). Probes into other sectors have also been intensifying, ranging from concrete manufacturers to multinational telecommunication companies.