China’s MOFCOM Releases List of Unconditionally Approved Notifications of Concentrations

On Nov. 16, 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released the latest data on unconditionally approved notifications of concentrations. The list includes the total number of transactions that have been unconditionally approved, the name of each transaction and the undertakings concerned. China’s Anti-Monopoly Law only requires MOFCOM to disclose decisions to prohibit or to attach conditions to a transaction. However, according to an earlier press release, MOFCOM will begin to disclose information relating to unconditionally approved transactions on a quarterly basis in a further step towards increasing the transparency of the merger control process. The list of unconditionally cleared cases is available in Chinese here.