Region: Hong Kong

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

Hong Kong poised to accept commitments in car distributors warranty probe

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has proposed accepting commitments offered by seven car distributors to remove warranty restrictions that force customers to carry out maintenance and repair services at authorised centres.

01 August 2022

Hong Kong tribunal approves settlement in tourism cartel case

Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal has approved a settlement agreement resolving claims brought by the territory’s antitrust watchdog against a hotel and travel service provider for fixing the price of tickets for tourist attractions.

18 July 2022

French enforcer snags Hong Kong’s chief economist

Eshien Chong is stepping down as the chief economist of Hong Kong’s Competition Commission to take on the same role at France’s Competition Authority.

06 July 2022

Hong Kong enforcer moves to punish suspected air conditioning cartel

Hong Kong’s competition watchdog has accused two engineering companies and three individuals of colluding to fix prices and rig bids for air conditioning work, potentially impacting sales with an overall value of €243 million.

17 June 2022

Hong Kong appellate court sets aside fine discounts for decorator cartelists

Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the territory’s competition watchdog to annul cartel fine reductions against several construction companies, holding that the businesses are jointly and severally liable for the conduct of their subcontractors.

06 June 2022

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