“Ministry of Commerce”

文章:宁宣凤尹冉冉、郑孜青 金杜律师事务所反垄断

2014年2月11日,中华人民共和国商务部(以下简称“商务部”)发布了期待已久的《关于经营者集中简易案件适用标准的暂行规定》(以下简称“规定”),并于2014年2月12日正式开始实施。该规定明确了认定简易案件的具体标准,但并未涉及相应的程序规定。本文将对简易案件的认定标准做具体分析,讨论该规定将如何改变目前中国对经营者集中案件的审查程序,并试图探讨暂未公布简易案件相应程序规定的原因。
Continue Reading 商务部在简易程序制度建设上迈出的重要一步:实施简易案件适用标准

By Susan Ning, Hazel Yin and Zheng Ziqing   King & Wood Mallesons’ Antitrust & Competition Group

On February 11, 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the long-awaited Interim Provisions on the Standards for Simple Cases of Concentrations of Operators (the Provisions), which came into effect on February 12, 2014.  The Provisions set forth the substantive criteria for determining which case may be treated as a simple case, yet the procedural rules are still missing.  This article provides an analysis of the standards, discusses how the Provisions will change the current review process and explores the reasons for the lack of procedural rules.
Continue Reading MOFCOM Takes a Major Step towards a Simplified Merger Control Procedure by Promulgating the Standards for Simple Cases

作者:宁宣凤尹冉冉、郑孜青、吉凯伦

《中华人民共和国反垄断法》(以下简称《反垄断法》)自2008年8月1日起实施生效,至今已满5周年。5年来,商务部作为经营者集中审查的主管机关,共审结了逾640起交易,除19起获得附条件批准的交易和1起受到禁止的交易外1,其他交易均获得了无条件批准。5年时间,反垄断的概念在各界的争议和探讨中逐渐深入人心,而商务部的执法能力亦随着实践不断提高,经营者集中附加限制性条件制度也日趋成熟。本文从实务工作者的角度简要回顾和总结经营者集中审查制度及附条件执法的实施情况,以期为企业带来一二启示。
Continue Reading 中国经营者集中审查及附条件执法五年综述

By Susan Ning, Hazel Yin, Ziqing Zheng, Kailun Ji

August 1st, 2008 marks the fifth anniversary of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”).  Along with debates and controversies, the AML is gradually taking root and has contributed to shaping the economic landscape and competition status in China.

During the past 5 years, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), the authority in charge of merger control, has cleared more than 640 cases, including 19 cases that were cleared with conditions and 1 case that was denied.1   MOFCOM has been making continuous progress in improving its enforcement capabilities, which are highlighted by the increasingly mature merger remedy regime.  This article presents an overview of the merger control regime, in particular the merger remedies regime in China from the perspective of practitioners.
Continue Reading Review of Merger Control and Merger Remedies Regime in China: From 2008-2013