SAMR breaks new ground with book for antitrust guidelines

On 6 August 2020, the lid was lifted on one of China's biggest antitrust secrets.

On that day, news broke out that a new book authored by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) featuring a compilation of antitrust rules had been launched. The compilation contains four previously unpublished texts: four out of six long-awaited antitrust guidelines are included in the book; two focus on substantive law – on the automotive sector, and on intellectual property rights – while the other two focus on procedural matters – on leniency, and on commitments. In addition to providing the full texts of the four guidelines, the book also provides some guidance in the form of explanations by SAMR .

Please click here to read about the guidelines and the key takeaways.


Co-author: Suyu Yuan, Deputy Director & Counsel, Fujian Fidelity (Shanghai) Law Firm & Chinese lawyer Assigned by Fidelity to Hogan Lovells Fidelity


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