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Choke Points, Competitiveness, and Competition
 |  Apr 18, 2024

By Thorsten Käseberg1    Over the last 10 years, “choke points” have become a standard notion for trade and security policymakers in our conflict-driven, globalized interdependent world. Choke points may…

Review Logic and Rules for Concentrations of Undertakings that Do Not Meet the Standard of Notification
 |  Apr 16, 2024

The revised Antimonopoly Law, as amended in June 2022, added a new system of reviewing concentrations that do not meet the standard of notification, which is a necessary supplementary rule…

China’s Review of Semiconductor Transactions
 |  Apr 16, 2024

Since the start of U.S.-China trade war in 2018, semiconductor companies found themselves in the center of crossfire in this smokeless war. As the U.S. government attempts to restrict China’s…

Key Challenges and Tips for Merger Control Filing in China for Listed Companies
 |  Apr 16, 2024

Given the characteristics of listed companies and special legal requirements for listed companies under the PRC merger control laws and regulations, there are special challenges and compliance risks concerning the…

Key Point Review: China SPC Antitrust Judgments in 2023
 |  Apr 16, 2024

Each year, the Intellectual Property Court of the PRC Supreme People’s Court published a summary of key points of its antitrust case judgments concluded in the prior year. On February…

The Interplay Between Antitrust and Private Intellectual Property Litigation in China: Patent Law and Beyond
 |  Apr 16, 2024

The interplay between antitrust and IP private litigations in China, as exemplified by recent legislations and cases, underscores the evolving landscape of IP rights enforcement within antitrust frameworks. Specifically, the…

China’s Regulation on Resale Price Maintenance: The Necessity and Path for the Implementation of the “Safe Harbor” and “Effects-Based Defense” Mechanisms
 |  Apr 16, 2024

The regulation of resale price maintenance (RPM) stands as a notably contentious issue within antitrust law. The 2022 revision of China’s Anti-monopoly Law introduced the concepts of “Safe Harbor” and…

Roger Zhang on Recent Regulatory Developments
 |  Apr 11, 2024

 In an interview conducted by Dr. Yujie Qian, a Senior Economist with Compass Lexecon, Dr. Roger Zhang, Vice President for Public Affairs at Tencent, discussed the recent regulatory developments…

Fireside Chat: Reflecting on Two Decades Since the Microsoft Decision: Lessons and Insights
 |  Apr 11, 2024

On March 22, 2024, the SDA Bocconi School of Management hosted the inaugural European conference organized by Competition Policy International (CPI), titled “Dynamic Competition in Dynamic Markets: Charting the Path…

The Challenges of Shifting Landscapes
 |  Apr 7, 2024

By Brad Staples & Rachel Brandenburger1   Introduction Businesses are facing unprecedented challenges. Changes in the geopolitical landscape call into question (and even reverse) many of the key assumptions that…

Argentina’s Leniency Program: A Proposed Regulation
 |  Mar 31, 2024

By Alexis German Pirchio1   In May 2018, Argentina enacted Act No. 27.442 on the Defence of Competition (“LDC,” for its acronym in Spanish), the first antitrust law in the…

Systematic National Evidence of Steering by Real Estate Agents
 |  Mar 27, 2024

Policymakers have long worried that real estate agents steer their buyer clients away from properties that pay buyer agents low commissions. They consider commission-based steering a key reason why U.S.…

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