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Asian antitrust enforcers split on investigation cooperation

Asian antitrust enforcers split on investigation cooperation

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Officials from two of Asia’s most senior antitrust enforcers drew sharp contrasts with China’s fledgling and sometimes isolationist regime in how it cooperates with its peer agencies around the world. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Singapore

Google counsel: “Is there blood?”

Google counsel: “Is there blood?”

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Discussing the appropriate threshold for intervention in digital markets, a senior competition counsel at Google urged antitrust authorities not to be heavy-handed when looking at potentially abusive use of intellectual property rights. Sonya Lalli at GCR Live in Singapore

China again defends due process record

China again defends due process record

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The head of China’s primary cartel enforcer today defended the agency’s oft-criticised record in offering companies and executives legal and due process protections during antitrust investigations. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Singapore

Thai enforcer: “It’s time to change”

Thai enforcer: “It’s time to change”

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A Thai competition official today said Thailand’s Bureau of Business Competition is one of the least effective enforcers worldwide, despite the agency having operated since 1999. Sonya Lalli at GCR Live in Singapore

Harmonisation will be the final step for ASEAN enforcement

Harmonisation will be the final step for ASEAN enforcement

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The harmonisation of competition enforcement among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be one of the last steps in normalising antitrust laws en bloc, not one of the first, the head of Singapore’s antitrust agency said today. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Singapore

Dodoo: “some latitude” needed in Asia on information exchange

Dodoo: “some latitude” needed in Asia on information exchange

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer China antitrust co-head Ninette Dodoo today argued that in the Asian context, information exchange should be distinguished from anti-competitive activities. Sonya Lalli at GCR Live in Singapore

Agencies must believe fix-it-first remedies do just that, lawyers say

Agencies must believe fix-it-first remedies do just that, lawyers say

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While the success or failure of fix-it-first merger remedies will hinge on the facts of the case, companies and their counsel must always convince antitrust enforcers that their proposed divestiture represents a victory for the agency and the country’s consumers, a top Asia-based competition lawyer said today. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Singapore

Article 102 – navigating the compliance maze

Article 102 – navigating the compliance maze

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A panel moderated by RBB Economics partner and co-founder Derek Ridyard at GCR Live: Brussels in November discussed some of the hottest issues in European abuse of dominance law.

Gelfand: US will go to court when merger proponents ‘litigate the fix’

Gelfand: US will go to court when merger proponents ‘litigate the fix’

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The US Department of Justice is ready to fight a merger in court if the companies say they are willing to have a judge decide whether their proposed divestiture would be adequate to solve competition concerns, the deputy head of the antitrust division said. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Miami

Feinstein: Steris shows gap between agencies and courts

Feinstein: Steris shows gap between agencies and courts

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Deborah Feinstein, the head of the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition, trudged down a perhaps painful path today as she outlined what she believed went wrong in the agency’s failed challenge to the Steris/Synergy merger. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Miami