OCT-14(2)

In this issue: Last issue we looked at how protectionist sentiments are playing out in Europe; for this issue, we’ve invited four Asian experts to take a look at whether protectionism exists in Asia. The answers differ, present contrasting viewpoints, and even introduce a little irony. And we have three intriguing updates in our Of Special Interest […]

Recent Successes of Screens for Conspiracies and Manipulations: Why Are There Still Skeptics?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Oct 29, 2014 A veritable “who’s who” of high profile financial benchmarks has been under investigation for years now, and likely for years to come. The first was USD LIBOR. In 2008 two Wall Street Journal articles reported possible manipulation intended […]

Restrictions on Selective Distribution Systems on the Internet

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Fryderyk Hoffmann, Oct 29, 2014 The growing significance of the internet as a channel of distribution has made it the subject of increasing scrutiny from both competition authorities and courts across the EU. This is, in particular, the case for various forms of […]

What’s Nexium After Actavis?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Ankur Kapoor, Rosa Morales, Oct 29, 2014 As the first reverse-payment antitrust case to go to a jury since the watershed U.S. Supreme Court case, FTC v. Actavis—indeed, the first such case to be tried, ever— In re Nexium  (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation promises to […]

Recent Enforcement Decisions Involving Technology Mergers and Acquisitions at MOFCOM

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniel Kane, Scott Sher, Oct 29, 2014 MOFCOM has reviewed a number of high-profile technology transactions since 2008, and in many cases it has conditioned approval of these deals on the parties agreeing to a remedy. That the agency has proceeded in this […]

Merger Review in China and South East Asia: Does It Smell of Protectionism?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle K K Sharma, Oct 29, 2014 There was a considerable excitement when two of the fastest-growing economies and most populous countries—China and India—introduced competition law in their respective lands. The competition law in India was enacted in January 2003. However in India, the […]

Early Signs of Protectionist Merger Control in Korea? Probably No, At Least Not Yet

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Cecil Saehoon Chung, Kyoung Yeon Kim, Kyu Hyun Kim, Oct 29, 2014 In March 2009, China’s MOFCOM blocked Coca-Cola’s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of a leading Chinese juice producer, China Huiyuan Juice Group, without much explanation, prompting some commentators to cry foul and […]

Competition Law in Asia—Protecting (Against) Competition?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kala Anandarajah, Tanya Tang, Oct 29, 2014 Competition laws across Asia have gone beyond infancy and nascent stages and have become laws to be reckoned with. The sheer numbers of Asian countries with competition laws, and the seeming diversity as regards enforcement patterns […]