Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong issues guidance on trade associations

Hong Kong’s antitrust authority has warned that overly strict membership criteria for trade associations can be “especially damaging” to individuals or businesses and run afoul of the territory’s competition rules.

03 August 2021

Pricing anomalies demonstrate Shell collusion, Hong Kong court hears

Counsel to an aluminium manufacturer accusing Shell and a rival fuel provider of colluding to fix diesel prices argued that several pricing anomalies are evidence that an illegal agreement was in place.

29 July 2021

Shell accuser admits uncertainties around collusion allegations

The only witness for an aluminium manufacturer accusing Shell and a rival fuel provider of colluding to fix fuel prices said she does not know whether collusion took place and accepted the possibility that pricing decisions were made independently.

28 July 2021

Hong Kong cartel claims lack evidence, Shell and Sinopec dealer argue

Shell and a rival fuel provider have urged a Hong Kong court to throw out an aluminium manufacturer’s collusion claim because the company is unable to rebut the argument that pricing similarities were the result of independent but parallel conduct.

27 July 2021

Hong Kong judge refuses to split Shell trial for second time

An aluminium manufacturer accusing Shell and another fuel supplier of collusion in Hong Kong has had its request to split its upcoming trial into separate liability and quantum proceedings denied.

08 June 2021

Hong Kong enforcer appoints new chief executive

Rasul Butt, a senior executive director at Hong Kong’s Competition Commission, will begin a three-year term as the agency’s chief executive on Monday.

30 April 2021

Hong Kong secures commitments from hotel groups in cartel probe

Hong Kong’s competition watchdog has accepted commitments from six hotel groups and a tour operator after they admitted facilitating a conspiracy to fix prices for tickets to tourist attractions.

17 February 2021

Hong Kong launches first abuse case

Hong Kong’s competition enforcer has alleged that Linde abused its “substantial degree of market power” in the medical gases supply market by ceasing or limiting supply to a rival.

04 January 2021

Brent Snyder: the GCR exit interview

Brent Snyder stepped down as the chief executive of Hong Kong’s Competition Commission on 28 November after more than three years in the role. He sat down with Charles McConnell just days before departing the agency to discuss the precedent set during his tenure and the challenges in bringing abuse of dominance cases under a criminal standard of proof.

11 December 2020

Hong Kong government now more aware of competition issues, Snyder says

Hong Kong's antitrust watchdog has improved its relationship with the territory's government, and the latter is now far more conscious of competition issues when considering new policies, the enforcer's outgoing head has said.

07 December 2020

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