Region: Malaysia

ASEAN enforcers detail progress during pandemic

Antitrust enforcers in southeast Asia have set out the progress they have made during the covid-19 pandemic, which includes increasing advocacy efforts and capacity as well as preparing themselves to implement key reforms.

26 August 2021

Malaysian enforcer optimistic top court will reverse unfavourable rulings

The chief executive at Malaysia’s competition watchdog has said he hopes that the country’s top court will undo adverse findings in a pair of high-profile cases involving Grab and Malaysia Airlines and set good precedent for future enforcement.

26 August 2021

Malaysia set to accept failing firm defence in first-ever merger notification

Malaysia’s aviation regulator has proposed clearing Korean Air’s acquisition of Asiana Airlines after finding that the target should be considered a failing firm under the agency’s merger guidelines.

18 August 2021

Malaysia fines warehousing cartel

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has fined seven warehousing companies for fixing import and export cargo handling service fees at the country’s major port.

10 August 2021

Malaysian enforcer reiterates call for merger review powers

Malaysia’s antitrust authority has again called for the power to monitor and review mergers – as well as intervene when necessary – after deals in the port logistics sector sparked concerns over collusion and exclusion.

24 June 2021

Malaysian enforcer slams vertical agreements in automotive sector

Vertical agreements between car manufacturers and insurance companies are causing competition foreclosure in the accident repair market, Malaysia’s competition authority has found.

22 June 2021

Malaysian court ruling restricts enforcer’s ability to appeal

An appellate court has ruled that the Malaysian Competition Commission cannot challenge decisions issued by the country’s specialist competition tribunal as part of a judgment confirming the overturning of a cartel fine against Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.

29 April 2021

Malaysian enforcer fines customs platform for abuse

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has fined the country’s sole online customs communication platform close to €2.1 million for unlawfully imposing exclusivity clauses on software providers.

04 March 2021

Malaysia

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Malaysia’s competition bar is kept busy by an enforcer that has grown increasingly active in recent years, although the amount of work could increase even more if plans to implement a merger regime come into effect in 2021.

11 December 2020

Malaysia issues major insurance cartel decision

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has fined 22 insurance companies, including AIG and Allianz, a total of €35.7 million for fixing the discount rate on certain vehicle parts and the hourly repair labour rates.

30 September 2020

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