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Legal Talk | A Milestone in Chinese Competition Policy: Implications of the Anti-Monopoly Law Amendments

29 Jul 2022 15:00 - 16:30
  • Member Price: Free
  • Standard Price: RMB 50
  • Online webcast

An In-Depth Discussion on AML Amendment with Herbert Smith Freehills and its Joint Operation Firm Kewei.

Event details

On 24 June 2022, the Decision to Amend the Anti-Monopoly Law 反垄断法 (“Amended AML” 2022修订版) was officially passed and will come into force as of 1 August 2022. The changes introduced in the Amended AML display the ever-increasing significance of antitrust policy in China’s administration.

What has changed in China’s Amended AML? What will the revised Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) mean for foreign businesses in China?

The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai and its Legal & Compliance Committee invite Frances Xu, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei, and Howard Chan, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills to share the key highlights from the amendments.

We are delighted to invite members and friends to the webinar on Friday, 29 July, 3.00 pm – 4:30 pm, Beijing Time.


Key Takeaways 

This webinar dissects the recent amendments to the AML, which represented a key step in the development of Chinese competition policy. The amendments cover a range of areas including anti-competitive behaviour and merger control, and carry significant and far-reaching implications:

  • Status of China’s competition policy has been elevated.
  • Enforcement focus against the digital and tech sectors are now entrenched in legislation.
  • Resale price maintenance is no longer “per se” illegal.
  • Penalties for infringement are significantly increased.
  • Merger control regime has been revised, and may be followed with updated jurisdictional filing thresholds, guidance on what it means to “implement” a concentration, increased discretion on the SAMR to consider transactions below thresholds or mitigating factors in gun-jumping cases etc.

The Speakers

Frances Xu
Partner, Shanghai,
Kewei Law Firm
(A joint operation firm with Herbert Smith Freehills)
Howard Chan
Senior Associate,
Herbert Smith Freehills
Jasmine Chen
Legal Director, China,
The Weir Group


  • 3:00 pm ZOOM login
  • 3:05 pm Opening and welcome (by Jasmine Chen, the Weir Group)
  • 3:10 pm Discussion on implications of the Anti-Monopoly Law amendments
  • 3:50 pm Q&A session
  • 4:20 pm Recap & closing remarks (by Jasmine Chen)
  • 4:30 pm Event ends

*BritCham Shanghai reserves the right to alter the above schedule at any time.



This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password around 5 pm, 28 July. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email before 5 pm, 27 July. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.


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