Sector: Industrials

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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In March 2012, the ACCC filed an application in the Federal Court in Victoria against Air Asia, alleging that it failed to display on its website airfare prices inclusive of all taxes, duties, fees and...

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Foreign companies that engage in cartel conduct in Australia may be out of sight, but they are certainly not out of mind (or out of reach) when it comes to the ACCC enforcing the provisions...

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Price-fixing in Malaysia – not a bed of roses

November 9, 2012 | 1 Comments

On 24 October 2012, the MyCC issued its first proposed decision in relation to a breach of Malaysia’s Competition Act 2010 (Act). The proposed decision stemmed from a news report in March 2012 which quoted...

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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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It is clear that thistle be a year in which companies operating in Malaysia will need to adapt to new ways of doing business as they prepare for a new era in competition law. A...

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On 26 June 2012, Cruz Villalón, an advocate general of the European Court of Justice, issued an opinion before the European Court of Justice that the European Commission can claim damages from cartelists in its...

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On 3 February 2012, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision with respect to ACCC’s claim for legal professional privilege on documents sought under a notice to produce. The respondents challenged the claim...

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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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