In an effort to prevent and curb unfair competition in the online sphere, maintain fair market competition, encourage innovation, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of businesses and consumers, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) of China recently announced the “Provisional Regulations on Combating Unfair Competition in the Online Sphere” (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulations”), which will take effect on September 1, 2024.Continue Reading Provisional Regulations on Combating Unfair Competition in the Online Sphere: A Step Toward a Healthier Digital Economy

On January 26, 2024, the State Council of China published the “Regulations of the Filing Threshold for Operators’ Concentration (2024 Revision)” (the “New Filing Threshold”), which took effect on the same day. This amendment to the filing thresholds for operators’ concentration will enhance the allocation of anti-monopoly enforcement resources, and represents another step China takes to improve its competition policy, and foster the development of a more transparent and efficient competition regulatory framework.Continue Reading China Raises Turnover Threshold for Anti-Monopoly Filing in M&A Deals