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 […]

Game Theory Analysis Of SEP Injunction Application And Information Disclosure

Game Theory Analysis Of SEP Injunction Application And Information Disclosure

By Judge Wenlian Ding – There is no doubt that the license fee of Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) can be priced by a judge’s ruling. On the one hand, such price determined by a judge’s ruling is difficult to be as accurate and fair as market pricing, while on the other hand, pricing based on the […]

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 […]

Vertical Restraints Versus Horizontal Agreements In The Manufacturer – Distributor Relationship

Vertical Restraints Versus Horizontal Agreements In The Manufacturer – Distributor Relationship

By John Jiong Gong and Vanessa Yanhua Zhang – Since the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) in China, there have been several high-profile antitrust litigations involving vertical restraints in the manufacturer-distributor relationship. In China vertical restraints are also called vertical monopoly agreements in the context of the AML. In 2013, the Shanghai Higher Court set […]

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 […]

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

By John Yong Ren and Wesley Wang – China’s merger control regime under the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into force in 2008, has continued to evolve in the past year. This article gives a detailed review of recent merger control enforcement in China. The authors also address possible future […]

Antitrust Chronicle – The 2017 Antitrust Horizon

Antitrust Chronicle – The 2017 Antitrust Horizon

This edition focuses on what’s next for antitrust in the U.S. and the EU for the coming year. Antitrust policy and enforcement faces uncertainties on both sides of the Atlantic in the near future. The antitrust times…they are a-changin’. But how far reaching will these changes potentially be? In the U.S., things may become a […]

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