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?

Kala Anandarajah, Tanya Tang, Oct 29, 2014

Competition Law in Asia—Protecting (Against) Competition?

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)

Cecil Saehoon Chung, Kyoung Yeon Kim, Kyu Hyun Kim, Oct 29, 2014

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

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)

K K Sharma, Oct 29, 2014

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

It should not shock puritanical antitrust folks to find traces (or more) of nationalistic leanings in various aspe


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