China’s Delegated Review of Certain Merger Control Filings
July 25, 2022
On July 15, 2022, China’s antitrust authority SAMR announced a three-year pilot program beginning August 1, 2022 to delegate the review of certain simplified-procedure merger filings that the agency currently handles on its own, to five of its local branches (“AMRs”) in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Chongqing, and Shaanxi.
Each of the five local AMRs will be responsible for a specific geographic area (“Territory”) within China. This is the first step to implement China’s “categorized and classified” merger control review regime under the new Anti-Monopoly Law.
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