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Korean Antitrust Watchdog Open To Putting Foreigners On Watch List

The Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) Chairwoman Joh Sung-wook stressed that the Commission will not rule out adding foreigners to its chaebol "watch list,"...
Dr. Joh Sung Wook

CPI Talks… with KFTC Chairperson Joh Sung-wook

In this edition of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Joh Sung-wook, Chairperson of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”). Thank...
South Korea

South Korean FTC Probes Samsung’s Self-Serve Cafeterias

South Korea’s antitrust watchdog will meet to weigh the penalties to impose on Samsung Group later this month over accusations that it has unfairly...
South Korea

South Korea’s FTC Orders 5 Booking Platforms To Correct Clauses

South Korea’s antitrust watchdog has ordered five hotel reservation platforms to correct their unfair practices of guaranteeing the lowest prices under a price-parity clause.  The...
South Korea

South Korea Files Complaints Against Steelmakers Over Price Fixing

South Korea's antitrust regulator announced on Wednesday, February 17, it will file complaints with the prosecution against four steelmakers for colluding to fix the...
South Korea

Korean Watchdog Probes Kumho Asiana Employees On Bribery Charges

A former executive of Kumho Asiana Group and a former employee of the nation's antitrust watchdog are under prosecution's probe for allegedly conspiring to...
Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero Must Sell Unit In $4B Woowa South Korea Deal

South Korea’s antitrust regulator announced on Monday, December 28, Delivery Hero must sell its South Korean subsidiary to win approval for a US$4 billion...
Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero Confident Of Persuading South Korean Watchdog

Delivery Hero remains confident of persuading the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) to approve its acquisition of Woowa Brothers without selling its food delivery...
South Korea

South Korea Merger Reviews Hit All Time High

The number of merger reviews has hit a record high in Korea for the first half of the year, with 424 filings made to...
South Korea

South Korea Tackles Fine Print In Subscription Service Agreements

Fine print in subscription service agreements is a recent target of the Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), as the regulator endeavors to keep consumers from...
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