Thursday, January 3, 2008
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
For those who need an introduction to the implications of the new Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law, the ABA Antitrust Section will have a tele-seminar (register here) to discuss its implications.
China has enacted its first national competition law, the Anti-Monopoly law. This is a major milestone in China’s increasingly market-driven economy and will be of critical importance to companies operating or hoping to operate in China. The law, which will become effective on August 1, 2008, establishes a detailed regulatory structure and a new competition authority. It is important that businesses and counsel begin preparing to operate under the new regulatory scheme.
Our panel of experienced international practitioners will discuss the new law and how the Chinese authorities are likely to enforce it. The program will include an overview of the law and its broader context within Chinese business regulations. The panelists will then discuss the law’s enforcement mechanism as well as specific issues relating to merger regulation, concerted and unilateral conduct, and intellectual property rights.
H. Stephen Harris, Jr., Alston + Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA
Subrata Bhattacharjee, Heenan Blaikie, Toronto, Canada
Joy K. Fuyuno, Paul Hastings, Tokyo, Japan
Lester Ross, WilmerHale, Beijing, China