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 section, dealing with recent court rulings in Nexium, internet distributions systems, and recent activity using screens in financial and other markets.
Protectionism in Asia?
There could be objective justifications as to why foreign firms are more likely to find themselves the subject of antitrust investigations and infringement decisions. Kala Anandarajah & Tanya Tang (Rajah & Tann)
Perhaps all this renewed talk about protectionist merger control might actually tempt some countries to embrace, or at least get closer to, a protectionist merger control regime. Cecil Saehoon Chung, Kyoung Yeon Kim, & Kyu Hyun Kim (Yulchon LLC)
It should not shock puritanical antitrust folks to find traces (or more) of nationalistic leanings in various aspe