Region: Philippines

Grab/Uber conditionally cleared in the Philippines

The Philippine Competition Commission has conditionally cleared Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s business in southeast Asia, subject to a series of commitments by Grab to ensure service quality and pricing levels.

10 August 2018

Philippines says Uber/Grab deal has already reduced competition

The Philippine Competition Commission has found “compelling grounds” to take Grab “to task” over its acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asia operations, after the enforcer’s investigation concluded that the deal has already caused a decrease in the quality of Grab’s services.

29 May 2018

Uber/Grab deal sparks intra-governmental clash

The Philippine Competition Commission has ordered Uber to explain why it has discontinued operations in the country – despite the transport regulatory authority having ordered the ride-hailing company to stop business as part of its deal with taxi app Grab.

17 April 2018

UPDATED: Grab/Uber fight ASEAN enforcers’ interim measures

Uber and Grab have rejected the Philippine Competition Commission’s interim measures for their deal, and suggested alternative measures to the Singapore competition authority.

09 April 2018

Grab/Uber fight ASEAN enforcers’ interim measures

Uber and Grab have rejected the Philippine Competition Commission’s interim measures for their deal, and suggested alternative measures to the Singapore competition authority.

06 April 2018

Grab/Uber deal rouses ASEAN enforcers’ concerns

Competition authorities in Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore have expressed concerns about Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asia operations, with Singapore imposing interim measures on the deal.

03 April 2018

Philippines strongly boosts notification threshold

The Philippine Competition Commission is doubling the notification threshold for the size of deals, and quintupling it for the size of the companies involved.

07 March 2018

Philippines enforcer divided on gun-jumping decision

In its first gun-jumping case, the Philippine Competition Commission has voided a deal because the companies failed to notify it to the authority – in a decision that split the enforcer's commissioners three to one.

20 February 2018

US will suffer in any trade war, ASEAN enforcers warn

While the US and some European countries seem to be shunning free trade agreements, senior competition officials from multiple Asian countries say they will continue to push for global trade regardless of their western counterparts.

02 March 2017

Philippines court confirms competition authority injunction

31 August 2016

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