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作者:张毅 金杜律师事务所公司组

2011年8月25日,商务部公布了《商务部实施外国投资者并购境内企业安全审查制度的规定》(下称“规定”),并将于2011年9月1日正式实施。《规定》表示,凡属于上述安全审查范围的企业,外国投资者应向商务部提出并购安全审查申请。对属于并购安全审查范围的并购交易,由商务部在15个工作日内书面告知申请人,并在其后5个工作日内提请联席会议进行审查。《规定》还称,外国投资者不得以任何方式实质规避并购安全审查,包括但不限于代持、信托、多层次再投资、租赁、贷款、协议控制、境外交易等方式。Continue Reading 《商务部实施外国投资者并购境内企业安全审查制度的规定》:外资境内并购管理正式走上法律层面

By Zhang Yi of King & Wood’s Corporate Group

On August 25, 2011, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) promulgated the Provisions on Implementation of Security Review System Regarding Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors ( “Provisions”), which will become effective on September 1, 2011. The Provisions state that foreign investors must file an application for security review with MOFCOM for merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions that fall within the scope of security review. If a given M&A transaction is within the scope of security review, MOFCOM will inform foreign investors within 15 working days of the application being filed, and submit the application to the Joint Ministerial Panel for security review within 5 working days. The Provisions also state that foreign investors must not use any means, including but not limited to nominee shareholdings, trusts, multi-tier investments, leasing, loaning, control agreements, and offshore transactions, to evade M&A security review.Continue Reading China Enhances the Legal Administration and Security Review of Inbound M&A Transactions