Anti Monopoly Law and Practice in China

Author: H. Stephen Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199875278
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The China Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), which became effective August 1, 2008, is the first comprehensive competition law enacted by China. The AML prohibits a broad array of agreements between competitors and commercial counterparties, as well as competitive conduct by single firms that may harm the competitive process. In addition, it establishes a mandatory administrative review procedure for mergers and acquisitions between companies meeting certain sales thresholds, globally or in China. Beyond these fundamental provisions, the AML prohibits certain types of administrative abuses believed to be prevalent in China and establishes a complex set of administrative agencies with broad powers to enforce the law. Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China is the first comprehensive treatment of the AML and the practice of antitrust law under this new system. Each chapter on the substantive provisions of the law includes practical advice on approaches to meeting the challenge of complying with the law's requirements, including analysis of likely interpretations and applications of the AML based on precedents in related economic laws and actions by other administrative agencies. Where policy choices are uncertain, the text will explore probable developments in China based on comparable applications of competition laws in other jurisdictions.

China s Anti monopoly Law

Author: Adrian Emch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789041141217
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It probably goes without saying that anti-monopoly law and practice are of very recent vintage in China. In August 2008, 118 years after the Sherman Act and 50 years after the Treaty of Rome, China's Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into effect. Since then th

The Chinese Anti Monopoly Law

Author: Michael Faure
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781003246
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This book focuses on experiences with the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) of 2007 in China. It uses carefully-chosen case studies to examine how the competition authorities in China discuss cases and how they use economic reasoning in their decision-making process. Bringing together comparative perspectives, the expert contributors discuss the practice of the Anti-Monopoly Law in China from the viewpoints of European and American competition policy. Several very current topics are given specific attention, including enforcement, the role of the state, how to define the relevant market and how to apply the AML to regulated industries. The book also indicates the scope for mutual learning on how to improve the AML. The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law will appeal to competition lawyers, attorneys-at-law dealing with economic law generally, civil servants and policy makers, comparative lawyers and social scientists with an interest in developments in China.

Chinese Intellectual Property and Technology Laws

Author: Rohan Kariyawasam
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857935224
Format: PDF, ePub
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The rapid evolution of China from an emerging to a mature intellectual property jurisdiction has far-reaching implications for the law, policy and practice of IP, and their links with competition and technology law. Produced in the year China rose to fourth rank globally as user of the international patent system, this volume is an invaluable guide for the policymaker, the analyst and the practitioner alike, setting a thorough exposition of the substantive law and its application within a broader policy context, and offering a comprehensive, timely overview of an IP system just at the time it begins to assume central significance on the world stage. Antony Taubman, Director, IP Division, WTO This edited volume offers an excellent comprehensive overview of China s intellectual property and technology laws. The eminent contributors to this volume have played important roles in shaping China s IP system and in tackling the many challenges confronting it. By making their views of the system readily accessible to an English audience, this volume will undoubtedly add to our understanding of the legal protections and challenges facing innovation industries in China. Mark Wu, Harvard Law School, US The pioneering studies in this book examine the fundamental role of intellectual property and technology laws as China is moving from made in China to created in China . This book also helps us to understand about the interplay between China s intellectual property protection system and the potential for transition of China s economy, and provides numerous means to deal with the legislative difficulties in China s innovation-oriented strategy. Wu Handong, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China Written by some of China s leading academic experts and with a foreword by the former Chief Justice of the IP Tribunal of China s Supreme People s Court, this book combines for the very first time a review of both Chinese intellectual property and technology laws in a single volume in English. The book initially focuses on recent amendments to the laws of copyright, trademarks, patents, before moving on to discuss unfair competition and trade secrets, and the protection of intellectual property over electronic networks. Other chapters cover the regulation of digital networks and telecommunications; IT and E-commerce; the new antimonopoly law and competition; and China s position on the TRIPS agreement. Of special note is a chapter written by in-house Counsel and the Chairman of the Quality Brands Protection Committee (a coalition of well known multinational brands) reviewing both brand protection and practical enforcement of intellectual property in China. This book will appeal to scholars and postgraduate students in commercial law (especially in IP, trade, competition, and technology), Chinese studies and business, as well as regulators, international agencies and law firms. Management consultancy and accounting firms, banks and investment firms will also find this book invaluable.

Competition Policy and Regulation

Author: Michael Faure
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857930818
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This unique book considers competition policy and regulation in light of the recent introduction of the anti-monopoly law in China. It addresses the relevance of competition policy for China from a broad theoretical and practical perspective, bringing together lawyers and economists from China, Europe and the US to provide an integrated law and economics approach. Given that the development of the Chinese anti-monopoly law in China was heavily reliant on a comparative approach, the contributors analyse how its text and practice actually compare to European and US legislation. The first cases in which Chinese anti-monopoly law were applied are explored, and both competition law and competition policy are discussed in detail. Topics include: industrial and professional regulation and their relationship to competition law, merger control, substantive competition law issues, cartels, and abuse of dominance and predation. This unique book will prove a fascinating read for competition lawyers, economists with a special interest in regulation and competition, and for practitioners concerned with competition policy and regulation.

Patent Law in Greater China

Author: Stefan Luginbuehl
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781954844
Format: PDF
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øThis book provides a comprehensive introduction to patent policy, law and practice in Greater China and will be a go-to book for patent practitioners who have client interests in that region. Features: †øø øIntroduction to Chinese paten

Mergers Acquisitions in China

Author: Lutz-Christian Wolff
Publisher: CCH Hong Kong Limited
ISBN: 9789881722355
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Author Lutz-Christian Wolff of the Chinese University of Hong Kong discusses various aspects of M & A in their practical context, particularly drawing out hidden intricacies and how to deal with them from the viewpoint of foreign investors. The book head-on topics such as due diligence, structuring options, M & A activity by diverse players in various targets, as well as anti-trust, tax and labour issues. Includes comprehensive references and bilingual versions of the most important M & A-related laws and regulations that will turn savvy foreign investors into more astute dealmakers. While the central government has somewhat revamped opaque regulations, Mergers & Acquisitions in China: Law and Practice lends needed clarity by providing a structured introduction to the legal aspects of China's M & A regime.

The Chinese Anti Monopoly Law

Author: Michael Faure
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781003246
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This book focuses on experiences with the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) of 2007 in China. It uses carefully-chosen case studies to examine how the competition authorities in China discuss cases and how they use economic reasoning in their decision-making process. Bringing together comparative perspectives, the expert contributors discuss the practice of the Anti-Monopoly Law in China from the viewpoints of European and American competition policy. Several very current topics are given specific attention, including enforcement, the role of the state, how to define the relevant market and how to apply the AML to regulated industries. The book also indicates the scope for mutual learning on how to improve the AML. The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law will appeal to competition lawyers, attorneys-at-law dealing with economic law generally, civil servants and policy makers, comparative lawyers and social scientists with an interest in developments in China.

Mergers Acquisitions in China

Author: Lutz-Christian Wolff
Publisher: CCH Hong Kong Limited
ISBN: 9789881722355
Format: PDF
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Author Lutz-Christian Wolff of the Chinese University of Hong Kong discusses various aspects of M & A in their practical context, particularly drawing out hidden intricacies and how to deal with them from the viewpoint of foreign investors. The book head-on topics such as due diligence, structuring options, M & A activity by diverse players in various targets, as well as anti-trust, tax and labour issues. Includes comprehensive references and bilingual versions of the most important M & A-related laws and regulations that will turn savvy foreign investors into more astute dealmakers. While the central government has somewhat revamped opaque regulations, Mergers & Acquisitions in China: Law and Practice lends needed clarity by providing a structured introduction to the legal aspects of China's M & A regime.

China and EU Antitrust Review of Refusal to License IPR

Author: Dr. Tiancheng Jiang
Publisher: Maklu
ISBN: 9046607623
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Striking a proper balance between unilateral exercise of intellectual property rights on the one hand and competition rules on the other hand is not an easy exercise. The right owners’ unilateral behaviour of refusal to license is one such delicate issue, particularly for China, considering that it has not been clarif ied within existing competition rules how to assess a right owner’s specif ic unilateral practices. In a series of cases, the EU courts have established the exceptional circumstances in which the right owners’ refusal conduct might be considered as an infringement of EU competition rules. In general, Chinese competition law has been modelled after the EU competition rules. This book firstly examines the EU approaches on dominant undertakings’ refusal to license intellectual property rights and the follow-on pricing issue, and then explores to what extent the EU model could contribute to China’s anti-monopoly practice.