Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

Market Dominance Under The Anti-Monopoly Law: SAIC’s Landmark Decision On Tetra Pak

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, John Jiong Gong & Amanda Jing Yang – On November 16, 2016, SAIC issued a press release on its over-four-year investigation against Tetra Pak for abuse of market dominance. In its decision, SAIC elaborated on several issues in this case, including the market definition, the market power, the abuse of market […]

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 […]

CPI Talks: Seminar – The role of Antitrust in licensing disputes in ICT sector, Singapore – April 2016.

CPI Talks: Seminar – The role of Antitrust in licensing disputes in ICT sector, Singapore – April 2016.

Transcript of our seminar “The Role of Antitrust in Licensing Disputes in the ICT Sector” – In this transcript our readers will find an enriching debate among our four outstanding speakers, David Evans, Christopher Yoo, Dina Kallay and Judge Douglas Ginsburg, on topics such as hold up and hold out, the role of SSO and […]

All Eyes On Antitrust Enforcement In China’s Pharmaceutical Industry

All Eyes On Antitrust Enforcement In China’s Pharmaceutical Industry

By Adrian Emch & Jiaming Zhang – August 1, 2016 marks the eighth anniversary of the entry into effect of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”). Enforcement of the law has gone through various phases, with the peak – at least in terms of press coverage – during 2014, culminating in the Qualcomm decision by the National […]

Focus On Innovation: A Review Of The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s Investigation On Google Maps

Focus On Innovation: A Review Of The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s Investigation On Google Maps

By Su-Wan Wang & Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang – The Taiwanese Competition Authority has recently confronted issues surrounding Google’s search practices. A number of independent providers of digital map programs complained to the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (“TFTC”) about Google’s search result algorithms. These firms alleged that Google’s search results gave Google Maps favorable placement on […]

Interview with Judge Chuang Wang, Presiding Judge of Intellectual Property Tribunal

Interview with Judge Chuang Wang, Presiding Judge of Intellectual Property Tribunal

By Vanessa Yanhua Zhang Since the Anti-Monopoly Law (hereinafter “AML”) of China took effect in August 2008, private litigation has become one of the most important areas attracting scholars and practitioners’ attention. This November 2015, we were honored to have an interview with Judge Chuang Wang, Deputy Presiding Judge of the Third Civil Tribunal (Intellectual […]

A review of non-merger antitrust enforcement and litigation developments in the PRC in 2015

A review of non-merger antitrust enforcement and litigation developments in the PRC in 2015

By Michael Han & David Boyle Introduction Over the past number of years China’s antitrust regime has been gaining prominence on the international stage. China’s merger control law is now well established and has become a real consideration for dealmakers and their lawyers around the world. However, in 2015, China’s antitrust enforcement in the non-mergers […]

Developments in Legislation and Practice of Prohibition of Administrative Monopolistic Conduct

Developments in Legislation and Practice of Prohibition of Administrative Monopolistic Conduct

By Meng Yanbei[1]   Overview Administrative monopolistic conduct is also considered conduct of abusing administrative power to eliminate or restrict competition. There are three stages in Chinese laws to regulate administrative monopolistic conduct. Stage One: regulate administrative monopolistic conduct mainly through policies and documents (1978-1992).[2] Stage Two: regulate administrative monopolistic conduct mainly through the Anti-Unfair […]

Chinese Antitrust Investigations in 2015

Chinese Antitrust Investigations in 2015

By John Yong Ren[1], Jason Liu[2]   INTRODUCTION In China, there are three administrative authorities that serve as enforcement authorities of the Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”): the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) reviews concentration of undertakings (merger review) and the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) investigate monopolistic […]

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