Mr Michael Han

Michael Han

Updates

Competition & Antitrust

Ministry of Commerce Publishes First Round of Merger Control Guidance
China | 22 January 2009

The Ministry of Commerce recently issued guidance notes and other documents providing further details of the merger control procedure to be followed under the Anti-monopoly Law. Among other things, they formalize certain notification procedures, increase information requirements and signal that certain non-competition-related factors may routinely be considered as part of a review.

Ministry of Commerce Publishes First Clearance Decision under Anti-monopoly Law
China | 11 December 2008

The Ministry of Commerce has published its decision to clear InBev NV/SA's proposed $52 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. The conditions it has imposed seem to demonstrate a willingness to adopt an approach to remedies that differs from the international norm.