Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong investigates car warranty terms and conditions

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has invited public feedback as part of a probe into whether warranty terms and conditions between certain car manufacturers and their respective importers, distributors or dealers are anticompetitive.

03 March 2022

Hong Kong enforcer probes Delivery Hero and Deliveroo

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission is investigating whether the territory’s two major online food delivery platforms are forcing restaurants into accepting most-favoured-nation and exclusivity clauses.

28 January 2022

Hong Kong enforcer seeks hybrid settlement in ticketing cartel probe

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has settled cartel claims against a hotel and travel service provider for fixing the price of tickets sold for tourist attractions, although it is seeking sanctions against two other hotels that are challenging the allegations.

20 January 2022

Four arrested in Hong Kong over suspected cartel with organised crime link

Four individuals have been arrested in Hong Kong following a joint raid by the territory’s competition watchdog and its police force targeting a company suspected of manipulating a tender for building maintenance.

18 January 2022

Hong Kong enforcer seeks first criminal charges in latest cartel case

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has asked local police to investigate the criminal obstruction of a dawn raid for the first time, as part of a probe by the enforcer into a pair of cleaning service companies accused of bid-rigging.

15 December 2021

Hong Kong enforcer seeks first-ever settlement

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has for the first time asked the territory’s specialist tribunal to accept a settlement with three companies it has accused of fixing the price of bulk mail equipment.

25 November 2021

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (12 November 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… Japan’s competition authority is reportedly gearing up to fine 20 printing companies for bid-rigging, while Korea’s antitrust agency has fined a lens retailer for resale price maintenance. Elsewhere, Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has issued a policy note outlining when it will accept commitments to resolve competition concerns.

12 November 2021

Hong Kong tribunal hands resounding win to Shell and rival in cartel case

Hong Kong’s specialist competition court has found that an aluminium manufacturer failed to prove at trial that Shell and a rival fuel supplier colluded to fix prices, while criticising the plaintiff for engaging in a “fishing” expedition.

13 October 2021

Hong Kong judge sceptical of cartel allegations in Shell case

The judge presiding over an aluminium manufacturer’s claims that Shell and a rival fuel provider colluded to fix industrial diesel prices has questioned whether the accuser has even put forth a prima facie case.

10 August 2021

Hong Kong judge scraps all economic evidence in Shell trial

A Hong Kong judge has scrapped all three economic expert reports and blocked a trio of economists from testifying after lawyers for Shell and a rival fuel provider argued that the evidence has no relevance to claims they colluded to fix industrial diesel prices.

03 August 2021

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