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A Philippine court has struck down a regulation that gave local contractors a significant competitive advantage over foreign companies for construction activities, prompting praise from the country’s competition watchdog.
15 September 2020
A top official at the Philippine Competition Commission has said that companies should continue to file their deals before the agency even if a proposed bill exempting certain tie-ups from mandatory filing is signed into law.
07 September 2020
Senior officials at competition authorities in Thailand and Myanmar have said that their agencies are fielding an increasing number of competition complaints.
03 September 2020
The Philippine Competition Commission has said that certain provisions in a bill aimed at accelerating the recovery from the covid-19 pandemic could harm its welfare-enhancing objectives and the overall state of competition.
08 July 2020
San Miguel’s acquisition of LafargeHolcim’s Philippine business will not proceed after the country’s competition watchdog failed to meet a deadline to clear the deal due to the covid-19 pandemic.
12 May 2020
The Philippine Competition Commission has suspended key aspects of its merger notification regime due to the spread of the coronavirus.
16 March 2020
The competition authority in the Philippines has accused eight insurance companies, the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation and four individuals of entering into anticompetitive agreements over the last 40 years.
04 February 2020
San Miguel’s acquisition of Holcim Philippines raises worries of monopolisation, increased market power and potential collusion, the country’s competition watchdog has said.
03 February 2020
The Philippine antitrust watchdog is set to introduce amendments to the country’s competition law that would allow it to conduct dawn raids without first obtaining a court order.
07 January 2020
This week was a bit slow in Asia-Pacific in terms of major news stories, but read on for many interesting developments on mergers, cases, authorisation requests for certain conduct and more. In addition to all of the regular content, next week we will be reporting from our inaugural conference in mainland China – GCR Live IP and Antitrust Beijing. Enforcement officials from China, Japan and the US are scheduled to speak on topics including intellectual property and industrial policy.
29 November 2019
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