By Susan Ning and Hazel Yin

On May 19, 2012, MOFCOM cleared, with conditions, Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility ("Motorola"), a USD 12.5 billion deal and the largest ever in Google’s M&A history.  The deal was announced in August 15, 2011 and obtained unconditional approval from the United States’ Department of Justice and the European Commission in February 2012.  This article outlines the major points of MOFCOM’s conditional clearance decision of the Google/Motorola deal  ("Decision").

Continue Reading MOFCOM Cleared Google/Motorola Deal with Conduct Remedies

By Susan Ning, Liu Jia and Angie Ng

We understand from media reports that on 18 February 2011, Hudong1  (a Chinese internet search engine) made an Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) complaint to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) against Baidu2  (arguably the most often or commonly used internet search engine in China; often referred to as China’s equivalent of "Google"). 

Continue Reading Wiki-Hudong against Wiki-Baidu – an abuse of dominance?