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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Briefings

ANTITRUST IN CHINA AND ACROSS THE REGION

October 23, 2023

QUARTERLY UPDATE
July to September 2023

1 August 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of China‘s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) since the AML formally came into force on 1 August 2008. Along with celebrating China’s antitrust achievements over the past 15 years, this quarter continued to witness notable antitrust developments in China.

Outside China, Japan revised its "Guide to Fair Trade"; Taiwan proposed amendments to market definition rules; India consulted on the draft Combination Regulations 2023; and Australia commenced consultation on proposed unfair trading practices. Antitrust scrutiny over digital markets remain to be a focal point. Two jurisdictions stood out in relation to merger control intervention: Australia stepped in with block orders or conditions over several transactions; Cambodia effectuated its merger control regime with effective filing thresholds from 6 September 2023.

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