Region: Philippines

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (23 July 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… Flipkart continues to fight against an Indian antitrust probe, having asked a court to treat it differently from rival Amazon. Meanwhile, Singapore has tweaked its penalty guidelines and the Philippines has set up a task force to look at abuse of dominance in the market for housing complexes.

22 July 2021

Philippine enforcer charges condo developer with abuse

The Philippine Competition Commission has formally accused a condominium developer of abusing its dominance by forcing residents to use its in-house internet service provider.

22 February 2021

Philippines

Featured in GCR 100 2021

The Philippine Competition Commission has become more aggressive in recent years, which has allowed the two firms that feature in our inaugural survey of the local bar to provide more antitrust advice to clients.

11 December 2020

Philippine Supreme Court voids anticompetitive construction regulation

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

Philippine official encourages merger filings despite new bill

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

ASEAN agencies experiencing increased activity

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

Philippine enforcer warns against suspending enforcement powers

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

LafargeHolcim Philippine cement deal collapses amid covid-19 delays

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

Coronavirus forces Philippines to suspend merger notification regime

The Philippine Competition Commission has suspended key aspects of its merger notification regime due to the spread of the coronavirus.

16 March 2020

Philippines brings big insurance cartel case

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

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