On March 27, 2013, China’s Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) published for public comment “Rules on Attaching Restrictive Conditions to Concentrations between Undertakings (Draft for Comment)” (the “Draft Rules”). As the first comprehensive guidance on merger remedies under the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (the “AML”), the Draft Rules address a wide range of issues, including the design, implementation, monitoring, modification and waiver of merger remedies, as well as liability for breach.
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On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced new thresholds for pre-merger notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“the HSR Act”).  Most significantly, the FTC announced that the minimum “size-of-transaction” threshold has increased from $68.2 million to $70.9 million.  The new thresholds will take effect on Monday, February 11, 2013.
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