Region: Malaysia

Malaysia’s top court ends enforcer's attempt to reinstate first-ever cartel fine

Deciding not to review the annulment of the national competition authority’s first-ever antitrust penalty is not a denial of justice, the Federal Court of Malaysia has ruled.

02 November 2023

Malaysian enforcer implores bar association to cancel fee hikes

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has urged the country’s bar association to drop plans to raise conveyancing legal fees but acknowledged it does not have jurisdiction to launch an antitrust probe into the matter.

17 July 2023

Malaysian court overturns landmark Grab decision

Grab has avoided a €17.1 million abuse of dominance fine after the High Court of Malaysia rejected the proposed sanction because the original investigation by the country’s antitrust authority was insufficient and breached procedural rules.

07 July 2023

Malaysian government looks to end toll payment monopoly

Malaysia’s prime minister has committed to reviewing a monopoly in the country’s toll road payment market, drawing praise from the country’s antitrust authority despite the enforcer finding no competition concerns from the arrangement three years ago.

23 March 2023

Malaysian enforcer rebuts claims it failed to address toll road monopoly

The chair of Malaysia’s antitrust watchdog has responded “to the grave allegations” made by a major industry association that it failed to stop anticompetitive conduct by a toll road monopolist, insisting that the alleged conduct falls outside of its remit.

31 January 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

As Malaysia inches closer to implementing a hybrid merger control regime, its small but talented local competition bar is kept busy by an increasingly ambitious and capable enforcer.

12 December 2022

Malaysia seeks info from major shopping platform about delivery services

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has asked the region’s leading ecommerce platform Shopee Mobile Malaysia to respond to complaints from consumers and merchants about its delivery services.

25 October 2022

All fines overturned in landmark Malaysian insurance cartel case

Malaysia’s specialist competition tribunal has overturned a combined €38.8 million fine levied against 22 insurance companies for allegedly fixing discount rates on vehicle parts and the hourly labour rates for repairs.

05 September 2022

Lawyer opens antitrust boutique in Malaysia

Nicole Leong has left Tay & Partners after more than eight and a half years to set up her own competition boutique.

09 August 2022

Malaysian enforcer finds poultry feed cartel

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has provisionally found that five feedmillers colluded to increase the price of poultry feed for nearly two years.

08 August 2022

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