小记:在五六年前,平台垄断的理论和实践基础尚未完全成型,但没有阻止我们在反垄断合规法律服务中关注新型平台经济反垄断问题,如“堂吉诃德”般投入到数据竞争力,算法共谋等理论研究中,并迅速以此为基础拓展数据合规及治理业务。[1]时光荏苒,当平台经济反垄断问题被社会关注,大数据杀熟以及算法共谋等问题逐渐凸显的时候,我们将从数据合规和反垄断理论相结合的交叉学科角度和大家一起分析数字社会的合规问题。
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On 10 November, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) issued the Antitrust Guidelines for the Platform Economic Industry (draft for comments) (“Platform Guidelines”). [1] The release of these important guidelines at the time of 11 November[2] signals that SAMR will continue to strengthen its antitrust enforcement in the Internet platform sector.
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昨日,国家市场监督管理总局反垄断局(“市场监管总局”)公布了《关于平台经济领域的反垄断指南(征求意见稿)》(“《平台指南》”)[1]。在“双11 ”来临之际对外公布这一重要指南征求意见稿,传递出市场监管总局将不断加强互联网平台领域反垄断执法的信号。
Continue Reading 互联网反垄断监管进入新时代:《关于平台经济领域的反垄断指南》十大亮点解读

在上市公司进行重大资产重组交易时,经常会选择通过分步骤方式完成交易,即在完成借壳或重大资产重组前,事先进行少数股权收购。实践中,不少企业可能会忽视重大资产重组的前序交易步骤是否需进行反垄断申报的问题,面临被执法机关认定为“抢跑”的风险。近日,国家市场监督管理总局反垄断局(“反垄断局”)对某地方国有控股公司收购一家上市公司29.83%股权的交易未依法申报案作出了行政处罚[1]。而被处罚的这一交易,正是该国有控股公司借壳上市的前序交易。
Continue Reading 步步为营 | 上市公司重大资产重组分步骤交易的反垄断申报合规风险

作者宁宣凤 柴志峰 阮思莹 吴怡芳 合规业务部 金杜律师事务所

自《反垄断法》生效以及一系列的经营者集中申报相关规定公布后,企业就交易中涉及的经营者集中申报合规意识愈发加强。根据数据显示,反垄断执法机构每年审结的经营者集中申报案件数量逐年大幅攀升。而由于经营者集中申报中有关控制权分析、营业额计算、审查程序等问题较为复杂,企业在准备经营者集中申报的过程中可能会面临大量的实操问题。基于此,我们梳理经营者集中申报中最常见的基本问题以及简要分析,以帮助广大企业对经营者集中申报形成更为清晰的认识和理解。
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Recently, the Anti-Monopoly Guidelines for the Intellectual Property (“IP Guidelines”) was published in the Collection of Antitrust Regulations and Guidelines in 2019 released by the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”).  Previously, the National Development & Reform Committee (“NDRC”), Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), State Administration of Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) and the State Intellectual Property Office were designated by the Anti-Monopoly Committee of the State Council (“AMC”) to prepare drafts of the anti-monopoly guidelines on the abuse of intellectual property.  In February 2017, the Anti-Monopoly Guidelines on the Abuse of Intellectual Property (Draft for Comments) (“Draft for Comments”) was completed based upon the aforementioned four drafts and was issued for public comment.  On January 4, 2019, with the approval of the AMC, the IP Guidelines was officially promulgated.
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近期,国家市场监督管理总局反垄断局(“反垄断局”)在其编制的《2019年反垄断规制和指南汇编》中,收录了《关于汽车业的反垄断指南》、《关于知识产权领域的反垄断指南》、《垄断案件经营者承诺指南》和《横向垄断协议案件宽大制度适用指南》)[1]。在我们团队的系列文章中,已经为大家分别针对《关于汽车业的反垄断指南》、《关于知识产权领域的反垄断指南》和《垄断案件经营者承诺指南》进行了重点解读。
Continue Reading 新规速读 | 横向垄断协议宽大制度指南重点解读

On 20 February 2020, in his annual review “Dedicated to Fair Competition and Serving Reform and Development – Overview of Antitrust Work in 2019”, Mr. Wu Zhenguo, the Director of the Anti-monopoly Bureau (“AMB”) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), mentioned that the Anti-monopoly Committee of the State Council has issued four antitrust guidelines including the Antitrust Guidelines for the Automotive Industry (“Auto Guidelines”).
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近期,在国家市场监督管理总局反垄断局(“反垄断局”)编制的《2019年反垄断规制和指南汇编》中,正式公布了《关于知识产权领域的反垄断指南》(“《知识产权指南》”)。 此前,国家发改委、工商总局、商务部和知识产权局受国务院反垄断委员会委托,各自起草了有关知识产权滥用的反垄断指南。在整合四个部委草案的基础上,国务院反垄断委员会于2017年2月形成《关于滥用知识产权的反垄断指南(征求意见稿)》并向社会公开征求意见。2019年1月4日,经国务院反垄断委员会批准,《知识产权指南》正式颁布。
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Since the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China (“AML”) in 2008, there are many related administrative law enforcement and judicial cases occurred. From 2016 to 2018, according to public information statistics, China’s AML enforcement agencies investigated and handled 334 monopoly cases, including 287 cases of horizontal monopoly agreements, 12 cases of vertical monopoly agreements, and 35 cases of abuse of dominant market positions. There were 1,207 cases of concentrators. In 2019 alone, China’s AML enforcement agencies investigated and dealt with 38 cases of various monopoly acts, and concluded 432 cases of concentration. On the basis of a large number of decisional experiences, the State Administration of Market Supervision (“SAMR”) made a big stride in the new year of 2020 and publicly released the Anti-Monopoly Law Revised Draft for Public Comments (“Draft for Comments”). 
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