China Matters: Chinas New Merger Notification Rules: What Does This Mean to International Investors?

The State Council issued the Regulation on Notification Thresholds

of Concentration of Undertakings (the Regulation) on August 3, 2008.

The Regulation, together with Chinas new Anti-Monopoly Law (August 2007) (the Anti-Monopoly Law), that became effective on August 1, 2008, represent the beginning of a new era in Chinas merger control regime.