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Yanyan Yang on China’s Merger Control
 |  Apr 22, 2024

 In this CPI Interview series, Sophie Yang, an economist with Compass Lexecon, interviewed Yanyan Yang of Latham & Watkins, a renowned multinational law firm specializing in antitrust and competition…

Critical Decision: COFECE and the Future of E-commerce Competition in Mexico
 |  Apr 21, 2024

By Mariana Camacho Ordonez1   Mexico’s Federal Commission of Economic Competition (“COFECE”) faces a critical moment regarding the ratification of its Investigating Authority’s findings on potential barriers to competition in…

Navigating Economic Expert Work in Criminal Antitrust Litigation
 |  Apr 19, 2024

Criminal antitrust enforcement has recently attracted heightened attention due to several high-profile cases covered widely in the media. In this article, we provide insight into the role of economic experts…

Information Exchange In Criminal Antitrust Cases: How Economic Testimony Can Tip The Scales
 |  Apr 19, 2024

Over the past few years, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has brought criminal cases built primarily around information exchanges among competitors. Information exchanges are not illegal by…

Economic Analysis in Criminal Antitrust Violations: A Review of Recent Matters Involving Expert Economist Testimony
 |  Apr 19, 2024

The use of economic analysis as a tool to assess issues in per se criminal antitrust violations has been a source of debate. On one hand, there have been questions…

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…

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