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Competition & Antitrust

07 November 2019
Hao Zhan Can transactions 'by steps' circumvent merger control rules?

China - AnJie Law Firm

A violation of the notification or standstill obligation is commonly called 'gun jumping' and can have significant legal consequences. This article examines Canon's acquisition of Toshiba Medical and the legal consequences of gun jumping in China, as well as the risks of implementing a transaction 'by steps' to circumvent the standstill rules. Recent strengthened enforcement measures are also briefly examined.

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song
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