The article presents statistics collected from the first 597 notifcations under the Antimonopoly Law (AML) as promulgated by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on August 1st, 2008. Besides highlighting emerging trends on notification reviews in such areas as industries, dates, company size and other metrics, the article presents forward-looking analysis of notification trends and risks. Of special importance is the identification of notifications in industries that are commonly believed, in both legal and business circles, to be exempt from being required to submit notifications on merger thresholds.
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