Antitrust Chronicle – Antitrust developments in Asia-Pacific

Antitrust Chronicle – Antitrust developments in Asia-Pacific

This month, the Antitrust Chronicle brings you the Antitrust Developments in the ASIA-PACIFIC region thanks to our guest editor Daniel Sokol* who also wrote this letter. In 2011, the Asian Development Bank famously predicted that by 2050, an additional 3 billion people in the Asian regions could reach European living standards, thereby making the 2000s […]

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

In this interesting interview, Commissioner McSweeny addresses questions concerning unilateral conduct section investigations, the Sunshine laws, the Sharing economy andBrexit, among other topics. You can also watch the video of the interview at: https://vimeo.com/competitionpolicyint

Recent Developments in Antitrust Enforcement in Singapore

Recent Developments in Antitrust Enforcement in Singapore

By Yeo Hui Chuan & Jaime Pang – The enforcement of competition law in Singapore has grown in scope and complexity in recent years, reflecting the development of the Competition Commission of Singapore from a nascent competition authority to one whose capabilities match the challenges posed by complex issues faced by other more experienced competition authorities. This […]

Market Structure Still Matters: the KFTC Blocks a Merger between Top Firms in Broadcasting and Communications

Market Structure Still Matters: the KFTC Blocks a Merger between Top Firms in Broadcasting and Communications

By Youngsoog Na – It is difficult to determine a perfect balancing point in the trade-offs between the need to positively readjust an industry structure and the concern for maintaining a competitive market structure. These issues and others came to a head recently in July when the Korea Fair Trade Commission decided to ban the transaction involving […]

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By Naval Satarawala Chopra & Aparna Mehra – This article addresses the trends and challenges of the merger control regime in India.The merger control regime in India has been in place for the last five years. When the regime was introduced, practitioners and academics feared that the approval process adopted by the Competition Commission of India would […]

Competition Alive & Kicking in New Zealand

Competition Alive & Kicking in New Zealand

By Andrew Matthews & Gus Stewart – New Zealand’s competition regulator,the Commerce Commission,has had a busy first three quarters of 2016, actively investigating and enforcing a wide range of competition and consumer laws. The Commission, on the back of its increased advocacy and media engagement, has been influential in driving an increased awareness of competition and consumer […]

Off and Running: the Hong Kong Competition Commission Commences Full Operations

Off and Running: the Hong Kong Competition Commission Commences Full Operations

By Rose Webb, Rasul Butt, Tim Lear & Dennis Beling – The Competition Commission in Hong Kong began enforcing Hong Kong’s first economy wide competition law on December 14, 2015. Although less than a year has passed since full operations commenced, the Commission has already conducted a number of publicity campaigns, published a report of research into […]

At the Cutting Edge of PRC AML Private Litigation

At the Cutting Edge of PRC AML Private Litigation

By Dr. Zhan Hao & Song Ying – On August 1, 2008, China launched the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”), establishing a dual enforcement system comprising both public and civil enforcement measures.China’s private antitrust enforcement regime remained relatively quiet during its first four years. Since then, however, an increasing level of private antitrust enforcement action in China, accompanied by […]

Rethinking the CCA: Draft Legislation Lays Groundwork for Significant Change

Rethinking the CCA: Draft Legislation Lays Groundwork for Significant Change

By Elizabeth Avery, Simon Muys & Matt Rubinstein – Australia’s competition laws have been under review for over two years. The Competition Policy Review chaired by Professor Ian Harper “the Harper Review” deliver its final report on March 31, 2015. It then took another 12 months for the Commonwealth Government to finalize its response to the Harper […]

Recent Developments in Japanese Cartel Enforcement – Time for a Change?

Recent Developments in Japanese Cartel Enforcement – Time for a Change?

By Atsushi Yamada – This year, the Japan Fair Trade Commission celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the leniency system in Japan. As of March 2016, there had been a total 938 applications since the system’s introduction in January 2006. This article outlines a number of recent cartel enforcement developments in Japan.