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Michael Zhang is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group, Antitrust Practice Group and the Intellectual Property Practice Groups. Michael is also the Managing Partner of the firm's Shanghai office.

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Section 14 of the Anti-Monopoly Law of the PRC (“AML”) clearly regulates retail price maintenance (“RPM”), and RPM definitely is on the radar of the AML authorities for investigation and penalties.  Enforcement against Maotai Liquor in 2013 proved that enforcing compulsory retail prices may cross a redline with the authorities in China.  Recent enforcement and civil cases in 2013 and 2014 should also alert all multinational companies to double-check and improve their AML compliance system. 
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