Sector: Construction

Sharon Henrick and Donny Low have written an insightful article on who is the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC). With the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance set to take effect in 2015, and guidelines on different issues...

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Coalition to uproot competition laws?

September 9, 2013 | 5 Comments

With the votes counted and Tony Abbott safely claiming a Coalition victory on 7 September 2013, it’s not only the government that is getting a makeover.  As with most elections, the lead up was jam-packed...

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected an appeal made by the Schindler Group against the findings of the General Court in regard to fines imposed by the European Commission (EC) for cartel conduct in...

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The South African Competition Commission (SACC), for the first time, recently made use of its fast-track settlement procedure penalising 15 members of a construction cartel for bid-rigging.  The SACC and the companies came to an...

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UAE to regulate competition

February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The United Arab Emirates will implement its first comprehensive competition law regime on 23 February 2013 aimed at regulating anti-competitive behaviour and introducing merger control.  In introducing this new regime, the UAE is following the...

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MyCC hardens its enforcement stance

January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

It has been one year since the enforcement of the Malaysian Competition Act and the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) is strongly flexing its muscles and hardening its approach to enforcement. In a speech marking the...

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The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada has made a bold statement by amending its integrity policy to effectively prevent parties who have been found guilty of bid-rigging from submitting future tenders 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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On 20 June, the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) took the (Brahman?) bull by the horns and imposed a record fine of 6,307 crore (approx. US$1.1 billion) on 11 cement companies, as well as the...

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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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