Month: May 2012

On 19 May 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced its conditional approval of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings by Google. China was the final jurisdiction to clear this transaction, thus removing the last...

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The ongoing investigation into the global automotive parts cartel is considered to be the largest in history. At this stage the regulators investing the alleged cartel conduct include the US’ Department of Justice (DoJ), the...

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MyCC consults on dominance guidelines

May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

In its announcement on 11 May 2012, the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) invited public consultation on its draft Guidelines on Abuse of a Dominant Position. The MyCC is the statutory body entrusted to enforce Malaysia’s...

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Confidentiality and transparency do battle

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced that it will publish monthly reports of concluded mergers, as part of its “ongoing efforts to increase transparency”.  The monthly reports provide information on the parties to a transaction, the relevant...

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Four years in jail for price fixing

May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

A US appeal court has upheld a decision to impose the harshest jail sentence ever imposed on a cartelist, by affirming a four-year term for Steven VandeBrake’s participation in a price-fixing cartel. The US District...

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Korean IT companies hit by dawn raids

May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

In April 2012, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) conducted a series of dawn raids targeting four multinational information technology companies. The premises of Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle and SAP were raided due to concerns of anti-competitive behaviour...

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As the ACCC keeps a close eye on energy retailers, its recent success in the Federal Court against Energy Watch is worth mentioning. The Court found that Energy Watch Pty Ltd, a provider of brokering...

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King & Wood Mallesons has bolstered its leading competition practice with the lateral hire of Stephen Ridgeway, one of Australia’s preeminent and most respected competition lawyers. Stephen will join the firm’s Melbourne office from Ashurst...

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