Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong secures food delivery platform commitments

Deliveroo and Delivery Hero have promised to amend their exclusivity clauses and tying practices to settle an investigation by Hong Kong’s Competition Commission.

01 June 2023

Hong Kong enforcer seeks fines against second air conditioning cartel

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has accused two building service providers of rigging bids for air conditioning work after one of the companies settled collusion claims in a separate case last year.

24 May 2023

Linklaters promotes in US, Europe and China

Linklaters has added Marcus Pollard and William Leslie to its respective partnerships in Hong Kong and Brussels, while also promoting a lawyer at an affiliate firm in China and adding five new counsel in Europe and the US.

03 April 2023

Hong Kong enforcer accuses cartel of fixing covid-19 subsidy programme

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has accused four businesses and three individuals of conspiring to rig bids for a government subsidy programme aimed at helping companies switch to remote working during the covid-19 pandemic.

23 March 2023

Hong Kong may rely on remedy packages from other jurisdictions in digital economy

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission is considering whether it can apply behavioural remedies approved by other competition enforcers against digital companies within the territory, a top official at the agency has said.

22 March 2023

Hong Kong raids fish market over price-fixing claims

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has raided one of the territory’s most important fish markets, as part of a joint operation with local organised crime investigators.

28 November 2022

Hong Kong enforcement head joins Wilson Sonsini in Brussels

Jindrich Kloub has stepped down as the head of antitrust enforcement at Hong Kong’s Competition Commission to join Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a partner in Brussels.

09 November 2022

Hong Kong nets record €19.5 million settlement for air conditioning cartel

A Hong Kong-based building services provider has agreed to pay a record-high €19.5 million fine for rigging bids to service air conditioning units in a settlement that resolves two separate probes.

04 November 2022

Hong Kong seeks first-ever fines in resale price maintenance case

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has accused a food additive supplier of illegally forcing two of its main local distributors to charge minimum resale prices for monosodium glutamate powder – more commonly known as MSG.

15 September 2022

Hong Kong revises leniency policy in bid to stimulate applications

Hong Kong’s antitrust watchdog has opened up the possibility of leniency for individuals who first report a cartel or provide “substantial assistance” in an ongoing case, even if a company has already secured leniency in the same matter.

08 September 2022

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