Not all wins are wins: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 24 May 2019

Hong Kong’s competition enforcer is debating whether to appeal against judgments it won in the territory’s first two cartel cases. Because the rulings handed down last week by Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal serve as the foundational jurisprudence for competition enforcement, the enforcer is assessing how the court’s holding on standard of proof will affect future enforcement. Meanwhile, it has been a bad week for Qualcomm. In addition to its woes in California federal court, a Taiwanese government inspector has opposed a settlement between the US chipmaker and the country’s competition enforcer.

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