Region: China

China orders divestiture and behavioural remedy for Global Wafers/Siltronic

China’s antitrust authority has required chipmaker GlobalWafers to sell off part of its Danish operation and continue supplying wafer products to Chinese customers on fair terms as conditions for clearing its acquisition of German rival Siltronic.

24 January 2022

China hits Alibaba and Tencent with more gun-jumping fines

China’s competition authority has issued maximum fines against Tencent, Alibaba and several other technology companies for failing to notify nearly a dozen deals since 2017.

05 January 2022


Featured in GCR 100 2022

10 December 2021


Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - First Edition

10 December 2021

Widening the Focus beyond China on both sides of the Atlantic

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - First Edition

10 December 2021

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (26 November 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… China’s antitrust watchdog has issued a conditional merger clearance and fined a logistics cartel for rigging bids and allocating the market. In India, the antitrust authority fined a price-fixing cartel in the paper sector and ordered a full investigation into alleged abuse of dominance by table tennis organisations. Meanwhile, Korea has issued a pair of bid-rigging decisions.

26 November 2021

China maintains focus on APIs with new guidance

China’s antitrust authority has indicated that enforcement against active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers will remain a priority after releasing sector-specific guidance for only the second time in its history.

23 November 2021

China issues swathe of gun-jumping fines to Alibaba and Tencent

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has issued maximum fines to Alibaba, Tencent and several other large technology companies for failing to report 43 transactions over the past eight years.

22 November 2021

China penalises gas supplier for abuse

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has fined a gas supplier nearly 40.5 million yuan (€5.6 million) after finding that it abused its dominance by charging unreasonably high prices and imposing unfair contract terms.

19 November 2021

China elevates status of antitrust authority

The Chinese government has appointed a new head of the revamped National Anti-Monopoly Bureau within the State Administration for Market Regulation, marking a major shift in the antitrust division’s status.

16 November 2021

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