Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin July 2017
Welcome to the third 2017 edition of our bi-monthly Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin. As with previous editions, this bulletin has been produced in collaboration with our Linklaters colleagues (China) and with expert local law firms around the region: Allens (Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam), Vinod Dhall in collaboration with TT&A (India), Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan), Rahmat Lim & Partners (Malaysia), Allen & Gledhill LLP (Singapore), Lee & Ko (South Korea), and Tsar & Tsai Law Firm (Taiwan). We hope that you continue to find this newsletter a useful source of information on competition law issues across the Asia Pacific region.
In this edition, we look at several major competition law reforms, including in South Korea where the new administration has pledged to crack down on antitrust violations. In Japan, the competition authority proposed amendments to several enforcement guidelines and in Vietnam the government introduced a draft competition law for public consultation.
Competition authorities and courts around the region have been active in antitrust enforcement, with cartel fines in Australia, a major decision by the Supreme Court of India and a court case in Hong Kong.
On the merger side of things, we report on the blocking of transactions in Australia and in New Zealand, and on new merger control rules in Taiwan.
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