Date: 8 February 2024
Time: 2:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Merger Control and Antitrust Landscape in China: Where Now and Where To

We are thrilled to collaborate with Mondaq Webinars to present on the fast-paced world of China merger control and antitrust. China receives significant attention as one of the largest economies. In contrast, many find it challenging to keep pace with and decipher the overwhelming legislative, enforcement and policy developments especially over the 2023 that just passed In this webinar, we will bring you the latest insights on the ground coving impacts of geopolitical factors on merger control in China, enforcement trend with China coming out of COVID, and the increasingly modern, sophisticated and comprehensive approach to legal issues. 

The ever-evolving geopolitical dynamics, in particular China-US relationship, is widely believed to have cast significant influences on merger control in China. A number of deals, especially those in the tech sector, attributed the long and unpredictable review timetable or even China-specific remedies to geopolitical factors.  We will discuss these beliefs, and how practically deal parties can manage China merger control to be able to close the deal in time.

China’s latest policy focus is economy growth, amidst a slower than expected recovery coming out of COVID.  We will discuss in this webinar how merger control and antitrust may be relevant to that as effective policy tools and the practical implications for deal makers and compliance officers.

Against these broader developments, the Chinese authorities and courts also continue to explore new areas of legal issues. Deals below turnover jurisdictional threshold are being called in for review, no-poach agreements are receiving attention and overseas issues are being reviewed using the extraterritorial power of the Anti-Monopoly Law, to just name a few of the developments that we will discuss at the webinar.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

Arthur Peng

Arthur is a partner of Competition/Antitrust practice of Zhao Sheng, Linklaters’ joint operation firm in China. Arthur has extensive experience in advising multinational and significant Chinese clients on all aspects of competition and antitrust matter, including highly complicated merger filings, investigations, as well as daily compliance and assessment matters.

Arthur has been recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” by Legal 500 in 2023 and as “Associates to Watch” for China Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Greater China in 2023. Arthur is also frequently invited to and provides support to SAMR activities, including EU-China competition week and VII BRCIS Competition Conference.

Xi Liao

Xi is a partner co-heading the Competition/Antitrust practice of Zhao Sheng. With over 15 years of dedicated experience, Xi has represented a wide range of multinational and Chinese companies on various aspects of antitrust and foreign investment law, including handling Chinese and overseas filings, responding to investigations and sector inquiries, conducting internal compliance audits, reinforcing compliance programme, and mitigating operational risks.

Xi was recognised as a Leading Individual by Legal 500, as an “Up and Coming” Lawyer by Chambers and a “Future Leader – Competition” by Who’s Who Legal. He also won the Best Antitrust Writing Awards by Concurrences.

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