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'Killer acquisitions' call for revamp of China's merger-control threshold, SAMR says

By Yonnex Li
  • 26 May 2020 03:29
  • 26 May 2020 03:29
China's competition regulator should consider requiring companies to file a transaction for a review based on the value of the deal, so as to capture so-called "killer acquisitions" that may not reach the current notification thresholds but have anticompetitive implications, an antitrust official said.

The State Administration for Market Regulation, or SAMR, may

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Yonnex Li

Chief Correspondent, Greater China


Yonnex has an MA in Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, after obtaining a BA in Translation at the same university. At MLex, she writes extensively on antitrust developments in the Greater China region, including investigations, court cases and merger control of international transactions. Prior to joining MLex, she worked as a reporter at the English division of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, providing coverage and analysis on China's banking sector, asset management industry as well as currency and financial reforms.

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