Antitrust, security reviews are changing Asia M&A

Author: Karry Lai | Published: 14 Nov 2017

Asian buyers will have to better manage their transaction risks on M&A, as regulators increase their focus on security reviews. In the week that US Congress unveiled legislation to expand the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (Cfius), panelists at the IBA’s Asia-Pacific M&A Conference in Hong Kong discussed developments in the region.

Merger control regimes are increasing in competition regimes globally with thresholds that range from turnover and asset value to market and transaction value.

Merger control regimes are increasing in scopeCompetition authorities are also getting more informed and...