Joint Venture between Johnson Controls and Yanfeng
Edgeworth Partners Dr. Fei Deng and Dr. Gregory K. Leonard assisted Johnson Controls in obtaining antitrust approval from MOFCOM of its joint venture with Yanfeng Automotive Trim, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, a Chinese State Owned Enterprise (SOE).
Drs. Deng and Leonard worked with counsel on their submission of filings to MOFCOM, assessing the relevant market, and analyzing the potential competitive effects of the deal.
In November 2014, the joint venture was cleared by MOFCOM without any restriction.