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Chinese antitrust – the big reset

Chinese antitrust is going through what are likely the most important changes since its inception: an amendment of the Anti-Monopoly Law and the establishment of a new enforcement body.


China Antitrust Column – September 2021

On 27 September 2021, just a few days before the week-long National Day break, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued its decision against Bull, a supplier of power...


Vietnamese antitrust regulator looks back at recent merger control cases

July 2021 marked the two-year anniversary of the entry into force of Vietnam’s new Competition Law (Law No. 23/2018/QH14). Among other things, the Competition Law established a...


China Antitrust Column – August 2021
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Traditionally August isn’t the busiest month for Chinese antitrust enforcement. This year is no exception. But that doesn’t mean that Chinese antitrust regulators weren’t...


Huya/Douyu and Tencent/China Music Group – a “new normal” for Chinese merger control?
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Two developments in the last two weeks show a changed landscape in the Chinese merger control arena: on 10 July, SAMR issued its decision prohibiting the merger between Huya and Douyu; on...


Revision of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law to close “loopholes” in anti-cartel enforcement

Companies doing business in China need to anticipate stricter anti-cartel enforcement in the near future. Recently released legislative plans suggest an amendment of the Anti-Monopoly Law...

Published Works

Post-pandemic antitrust - what to expect and what to do Global Competition Review

The outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 came as a global shock. Its ripple effects on the economy, trade, travel as well as individual freedoms and society as a whole were - and ...


Renovation cartels – a word of caution
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Hong Kong people may be well aware of complaints about renovation cartels in the market for some time, even before Hong Kong had its competition law. With the enforcement of competition...

Hogan Lovells Publications

SAMR breaks new ground with book for antitrust guidelines Antitrust and Competition Alert

On 6 August 2020, the lid was lifted on one of China's biggest antitrust secrets.

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