Designing Competition Law Under Financial Crisis—Indonesia and Thailand Compared

R. Ian McEwin, Sep 11, 2014 The 1997 the Asian Financial Crisis was the impetus for the introduction of competition law in both Indonesia and Thailand. The crisis upset cozy pre-existing government-business relations and led to the collapse of some financial empires. There was a belief in both countries that anticompetitive practices, sanctioned by government, […]

Competition Advocacy as a Tool for Promoting Competition Culture and Combating Public Restraint: The Case of Pakistan

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Joseph Wilson, Aug 12, 2014 Pakistan is one of the few countries that have had competition legislation since before 1970; in Pakistan the legislation was in the form of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (Control and Prevention) Ordinance of 1970. However, in October […]

Singapore Joins the World In Fighting International Cartels

Jul 07, 2014 CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Zhang (Global Economics Group) presents: Singapore Joins the World In Fighting International Cartels – Chester Toh (Partner, Rajah & Tann)* Click here for a pdf version of this article. On May 27, 2014, the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) issued an infringement decision (the “Infringement Decision”) […]

Trade Associations in Asia: A Predictable Focus of the Authorities

Feb 26, 2014 CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) presents: Trade Associations in Asia: A Predictable Focus of the Authorities – Mark Jephcott & Peggy Leung (Herbert Smith Freehills) Click here for a pdf version of this article. Introduction by editor Vanessa Zhang In this month’s edition of the CPI […]

Some Recent Developments in ASEAN Competition Law

R. Ian McEwin, Dec 30, 2013 All countries in Southeast Asia are hierarchical and authoritarian to some degree, which has implications for competition. All countries are marked by considerable inequalities in status, wealth, and education. With the exception of Singapore, corruption and cronyism are widespread. Big business in Southeast Asia is mainly dominated by ethnic […]

Resale Price Maintenance in Emerging Competition Regimes in Asia (ex-China)

Clara Ingen-Housz, Oct 28, 2013 Resale price maintenance is the practice whereby suppliers of goods or services specify a fixed, minimum, or maximum resale price to their resellers. If the distributors do not comply, supply can be suspended or there may be some other form of commercial retaliation. This mechanism has received considerable attention from […]

Some Recent Developments in ASEAN Competition Law

R. Ian McEwin, Feb 13, 2013 All countries in Southeast Asia are hierarchical and authoritarian to some degree, which has implications for competition. All countries are marked by considerable inequalities in status, wealth, and education. With the exception of Singapore, corruption and cronyism are widespread. Big business in Southeast Asia is mainly dominated by ethnic […]

Looking Ahead to 2015: Competition Outreach in ASEAN

Simone Warwick, Feb 13, 2013 It is a good time to reflect on competition outreach and capacity building activities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”). The start of 2013 brings ever closer the 2015 deadline for the ten ASEAN Member States to introduce nationwide competition laws and policy. That deadline is an integral part […]

Indonesian Competition Policy and Law: Where It’s Heading

Deswin Nur, Feb 13, 2013 Indonesia may not be one of the famous countries in the world. Tourists mostly know Bali (one of the islands in Indonesia) rather than the country itself. Not too many people are aware that this country is the largest archipelago country in the world, as well as the largest economy […]

Developments in Competition Law and Policy

Wee Guan Teo, Feb 12, 2013 Singapore has consistently been ranked among the world’s most competitive economies. Since it was founded, Singapore has relied on a set of sound economic policies focusing on trade openness, human capital development, and infrastructure development. Singapore started developing a generic competition law following the recommendations of the Economic Review […]