Reform

On 23 November 2012, the NZ Commerce Commission published its Enforcement Response Guidelines, describing how the NZCC enforces New Zealand’s fair trading, competition and credit contract laws. Read together with the NZCC’s Model Litigant Policy and Enforcement Criteria, the Guidelines...

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ACCC and China get cosy

November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

It seems KWM are not the only ones looking to expand their horizons in China! In September, the ACCC announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Administrator for Industry...

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After several years of debate, Hong Kong’s new Competition Ordinance was published in the official gazette in June this year.  The obligations contained in the Ordinance are outlined in terms that will be familiar to...

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Refinement of merger regime in Indonesia

October 18, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 2 October 2012, the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU) published new regulations addressing mergers and acquisitions.  Regulation No. 3 of 2012 further revises the KPPU’s 2010 merger review guidelines and Regulation No. 4 of 2012...

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Changes to the UK’s competition regime

October 16, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 15 March 2012, the U.K.’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced the UK Government’s highly anticipated proposal for reform to the UK competition regime.  Key announcements include: The merger of the Office...

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On 31st July 2012 the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act was introduced to the US Congress by Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley. The legislation is significant as, if it passes, it would be the first...

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On May 8 2012, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its first judicial interpretation of private anti-monopoly litigation. The new framework, including the key changes outlined below, will come into effect 1 June 2012. Standing:...

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On May 8 2012, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its guidance on private anti-monopoly litigation.  The new framework, including the following key changes, will come into effect 1 June 2012: Standing: Plaintiffs can bring...

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