Antitrust Chronicle – China’s New Dawn of Antitrust

Antitrust Chronicle – China’s New Dawn of Antitrust

In his New Year speech on December 31, 2016, President Xi Jinping stated that “[f]or the Chinese people, the year of 2016 is not only outstanding but also unforgettable…. We actively promoted the building of rule-of-law in this country, deepened the reform on the judicial system, enhanced judicial justice in all aspects, and maintained social […]

CPI TALKS…

CPI TALKS…

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang Interview with Mr. Handong Zhang, Director General of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of P.R. China Since the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) took effect in August 2008, agency enforcement has been an important area that attracts scholars and practitioners’ attention. We are very honored to have an interview, conducted in […]

China’s Fair Competition Review: Introduction, Imperfections And Solutions

China’s Fair Competition Review: Introduction, Imperfections And Solutions

By Yong Huang and Baiding Wu – In recent years, the issue of “fair competition review” has become a key priority for the Chinese Central Government in its consideration of competition policy and a hot topic in the circle of Chinese agencies, jurists and economists specialized in competition policy. China has attracted widespread attention since […]

First Year Of Enforcement Of The Competition Ordinance In Hong Kong

First Year Of Enforcement Of The Competition Ordinance In Hong Kong

By Ping Lin and Tom Ross – Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance (“CO”) came into effect on December 14, 2015. This article reviews what proved to be an active first year for the new competition policy regime. The authors begin by summarizing the considerable amount of work undertaken by the Hong Kong Competition Commission (“HKCC”) in advance […]

NDRC’s Enforcement In 2016

NDRC’s Enforcement In 2016

By Susan Ning, Kate Peng, Sibo Gao and Ting Gong – Since the enactment of the Anti-monopoly Law (“AML”) in 2008, China’s AML enforcement has gained momentum, especially over the past three years. This development makes China one of the most important jurisdictions to which the companies need to pay close attention. 2016 was an intensive […]

The Tetra Pak Case: Are Loyalty Rebates Treated Differently By The Chinese Antitrust Regulator?

The Tetra Pak Case: Are Loyalty Rebates Treated Differently By The Chinese Antitrust Regulator?

By Michael Han, Andrew Skudder and David Boyle – In November 2016, the SAIC published its penalty decision against Tetra Pak. Following a thorough investigation, the SAIC imposed a fine of USD $97 million on Tetra Pak for abusing its dominant market position in the liquid food aseptic carton packaging industry. The SAIC’s decision in […]

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

By Rachel Brandenburger, Logan Breed, Helen Bignall & Paul Castlo – This article considers the outlook for antitrust enforcement in the EU and the U.S. in the next few years, and how Brexit and the new U.S. administration under President Trump could impact that outlook. Antitrust policy and enforcement faces extraordinary challenges and uncertainties in […]

America-First Antitrust

America-First Antitrust

By Eleanor M. Fox and Harry First – What is America-First antitrust? America First means nationalism,which of course extends beyond America. Nationalism is the watchword of Brexit and of any number of political parties in Europe that might soon come to power. “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.” So spoke Donald J. […]

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

By Kenny Henderson – In Theresa May’s memorable words, “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does this mean for England’s status as a favored jurisdiction for antitrust damages claims? The impact of Brexit on antitrust litigation in England will be influenced by the form of Brexit that the UK eventually adopts. Post hard Brexit, the cause […]

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