The Anti-monopoly Law (AML) has undergone an evolution since its advent, nearly a
decade ago. Now, the process for simple cases has been streamlined to ensure efficient
approvals, allowing the competition authority greater time and resources to scrutinize
more complex and challenging deals. Active enforcement has lent to the increased
awareness of antitrust issues among companies and the general public. Fay Zhou and Xi
Liao of Linklaters provide a brief look back at the AML’s significant growth spurts and share
some guidance on what lies ahead.