As we enter the Year of the Pig, we take a look back at the top 10 developments of 2018 and towards what lies ahead with our top 10 predictions of 2019, for you and your business operating in China.
A key development in 2018 has been the re-structuring of the competition authoritative bodies to form SAMR, which has ultimately led to stricter enforcement on merger filings and the largest fine on horizontal anti-trust agreements to-date. Ultimately, we expect to see greater scrutiny by SAMR and other competition authorities on the digital economy, especially in relation to the dominant positions of Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, and we shall be keeping a watchful eye on the anticipated result of the anti-trust investigation on the Didi-Uber merger.
As always, we will be closely monitoring these ongoing developments and predictions during the course of the year, providing you with regular updates and analysis as they happen through our various free know-how platforms: our eAlert service, Law-Now, LinkedIn at ‘CMS Asia Pacific’ and WeChat at ‘CMSAsia’.
If you would like to discuss any of the developments with us, please do let us know.