01 Feb 2020

Competition Law in China

A summary of the key provisions of the Anti-Monopoly Law in the People's Republic of China, including recent merger cases and private litigation claims.

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has a comprehensive system of competition law under its Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) which came into effect on 1 August 2008. It applies throughout the PRC with the exception of the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

This publication provides an overview of the unique enforcement structure in the PRC, with regulatory supervision under the State Administration for Market Regulation, and the key provisions relating to the rules against anti-competitive ("monopoly") agreements and abuse of dominance, merger control and the national security review. It also provides a summary of the key merger cases and private litigation claims to date.

This publication also includes an overview of the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance.


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Natalie Yeung
Partner at Slaughter and May