Major Acquisition Approval Offers Procedural Insights on China’s New Antimonopoly Law

December 04, 2008

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently issued its first public announcement approving a major acquisition under China’s new antimonopoly law. MOFCOM approved, subject to certain conditions, the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by InBev. In connection with its announcement, MOFCOM provided new insights into the specific procedures it follows for review of antimonopoly filings.


This update reviews the new antimonopoly law and examines the procedural issues that MOFCOM clarified following the recently approved InBev/Anheuser-Busch merger.