Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin October 2016

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of our bi-monthly Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin.

As with our other editions, this bulletin has been produced in collaboration with expert local law firms around the region: Allens (Australia, New Zealand), DFDL (Cambodia), TT&A (India), Widyawan & Partners (Indonesia), Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan), Allen & Gledhill LLP (Singapore), Lee & Ko (South Korea) and Tsar & Tsai Law Firm (Taiwan). We hope you continue to find it a useful source of information on antitrust developments across the Asia Pacific region.

In the area of enforcement, agencies across the region are continuing to be active across a wide range of sectors: we report on the Booking.com probe in Australia, a bid rigging prosecution in Hong Kong, a cement cartel case in India, and new investigations in New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia.

Merger control remains an important consideration for businesses with activities in the Asia Pacific region, and we report on a number of new merger clearances in Singapore and a reminder on the failure to notify in China.

As competition law and policy continue to develop across the region, we included stories on draft laws and amendments to regulations and guidance in Cambodia, South Korea, and Thailand. In Australia, a major reform of the country’s competition regime is now under public consultation, following last year’s Harper Review.

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