Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong confirms port alliance commitments

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has accepted behavioural commitments from an alliance of four port terminal operators in response to its concerns that their joint venture could restrict competition.

02 November 2020

Hong Kong accepts behavioural commitments to remedy port alliance concerns

An alliance of four port terminal operators at Hong Kong’s main container shipping facility must commit to maintaining prices and quality for certain services, the territory’s competition watchdog has decided.

12 August 2020

Hong Kong tribunal approves first cartel settlement

Hong Kong’s specialist competition court has approved a settlement between the territory’s competition authority, two construction companies and one individual, as the defendants admitted to fixing prices and allocating customers at a public housing estate.

22 July 2020

Snyder to leave Hong Kong enforcer

Brent Snyder, the chief executive at Hong Kong’s Competition Commission, has decided not to renew his term and will step down by 2021.

30 June 2020

First competition fines issued in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s specialist competition court has outlined a four-step approach to calculating how to penalise anticompetitive conduct after handing down its first ever antitrust fines.

29 April 2020

Hong Kong appoints new competition chair

Anna Wu Hung-yuk, who has chaired Hong Kong’s competition enforcer since it was established in 2013, will step down at the end of this week.

28 April 2020

Booking.com, Expedia and Trip.com to remove parity clauses in Hong Kong

Booking.com, Expedia and Trip.com have offered to remove potentially anticompetitive clauses from their contracts with accommodation providers in Hong Kong, the territory’s competition watchdog has disclosed.

31 March 2020

Textbook publishers accused of cartel conduct in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s competition watchdog has accused three textbook publishers and one individual of engaging in cartel conduct.

23 March 2020

Hong Kong launches first case off leniency application

Hong Kong’s competition enforcer has for the first time launched proceedings following a successful leniency application regarding alleged cartel conduct.

22 January 2020

No proof of harm should mitigate fine, cartelists tell Hong Kong tribunal

Counsel to two companies that engaged in a decorators’ cartel urged Hong Kong’s specialist competition tribunal to consider the absence of proof of loss and damage when handing down a fine.

15 January 2020

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