A new era with an old face: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 17 July 2020

TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison have finally completed their merger in Australia. The two telecommunications companies announced their tie-up nearly two years ago, but an antitrust challenge and slightly-delayed shareholder approval led to a lengthy holding period before the deal could be completed. We have a diverse briefing this week – the five stories hail from five different countries and touch on several different issues. Pakistan is embarking on a new era of antitrust enforcement after the government reappointed Rahat Hassan as chair of the competition watchdog.

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