EU extends merger control requirement for Chinese SOEs
13 July 2016
Client Alert | Brussels | Competition & International Trade
In a recent decision, the European Commission for the first time held that Chinese state-owned entities (“SOEs”) active in the same sector are considered as a single undertaking for the purposes of determining whether a merger notification to the Commission is required and making the competitive assessment. While previous decisions had left the question open, it is anticipated that the Commission will adopt this new approach in future cases.
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