Competition Law/ Anti-Monopoly Law

Nearly fourteen years after its current Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) came into effect, China spares no efforts in strengthening antitrust enforcement and tightening relevant rules and regulations. Following the unprecedented Alibaba fines and a series of sector guidelines, that effort culminated this week, when the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPC

AnJie Partners Zhan Hao and Song Ying were once again invited to pen the China chapter for Global Legal Insights: Cartels 2022 (“Cartels 2022”), which has been published recently. Cartels 2022, published by the Global Legal Group (“GLI”), aims at providing global legal professionals with an overview and insights into the laws and practices relevant

Key Issues:

  • What are the criteria for determining a horizontal monopoly agreement?
  • Will a settlement agreement reached by the parties to settle a patent dispute constitute a monopoly agreement?
  • Should the motive, purpose and context of the contracting parties be considered in determining monopoly agreements?
  • Can the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) determine a settlement agreement

On January 13, 2022, The Legal 500, an international legal rankings service, released The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022. Among its rankings of law firms in the field of antitrust and competition, AnJie, recognized for its outstanding performance and excellent reputation in the market, scored a Tier 1 ranking.

With its abundant practice experience

What are China’s merger review priorities? [1]

China’s merger control regime has been a topic of discussion for some time now.

Some commentators interpret Chinese merger control as being influenced by political factors; namely, more than encourage competition, it is yielded by authorities to stop foreign competitors from flooding China’s market. [2]

But is that

For this 11th edition, the Editorial Committee received a record-breaking 1,200+ submissions during the nominations period, out of which it selected:

– 100+ Academic Articles

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– 42 Soft Laws

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The automobile industry has been under the radar of China’s antitrust enforcement for a number of years. Since 2014, the agency had successively issued fines against many players in the automobile supply chain, including auto parts manufacturers, and motor vehicle suppliers and distributors. By November of 2019, the aggregate antitrust fine in the car sector

Authors: Song Ying,  Yang Yuhui, Hannibal El-Mohtar

(Attribution: George Becker)

Antitrust law is growing in importance in China. Penalties from Chinese antitrust cases continue to grow, and Chinese regulators are known for taking swift action against conduct they believe is anticompetitive. In February 2015, Qualcomm paid almost $1 billion US to end an investigation by

Although at the backdrop of Covid-19 outbreak, China’s merger review practice has not been negatively affected. Currently, the average review time is 8 days shorter than that in last year. According to public statistics, the first quarter of 2020 witnessed completed review of 111 filings by China’s antitrust authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation

Authors: Zhan Hao, Song Ying, Yang Zhan

On January 2, 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) officially published the Draft Amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law (“Draft Amendment”) in order to solicit public opinions, showing the authority’s sharp claws toward monopoly behaviors. This significant development is based on a 12-year-long