Region: Singapore

Singapore issues e-commerce platform guidance

Singapore’s antitrust enforcer has ended its market study into e-commerce platforms without identifying any significant competition concerns, but published new guidance on how it will analyse market definition and market power in this area.

11 September 2020

Singapore clears major Korean shipping deal

Singapore’s competition authority has unconditionally cleared a tie-up between two of the world’s largest shipbuilders despite finding high barriers to entry and a lack of countervailing buyer power in the markets for the supply of several large commercial vessels.

25 August 2020

Singapore on board with Alstom/Bombardier deal

Singapore’s antitrust watchdog has unconditionally cleared Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier’s rail business, just weeks after the European Commission accepted substantial divestments to clear the tie-up.

18 August 2020

Singapore exempts covid-19 collaborations until 2021

Arrangements between competitors to sustain or improve the supply of essential goods or services that do not amount to hardcore cartel agreements are likely to benefit the public, Singapore’s competition authority has said.

20 July 2020

Singapore raises concerns about LSE/Refinitiv

Singapore’s competition watchdog is concerned that London Stock Exchange Group’s proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv could cause the merged company to provide foreign exchange benchmarks on unfair terms to rivals.

03 July 2020

What would Adam Smith say: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 28 February 2020

The head of Australia’s competition authority said yesterday that his country’s economy is “too concentrated”. Speaking during the conference dinner at the International Competition Network’s merger workshop, Rod Sims said the stakes of getting merger control right are high. He opined that if Adam Smith, viewed by some as the “father of capitalism”, were alive today, Smith would “believe our economies are now much too concentrated and that we have collectively all failed in our mission.” Competition agencies should step back and ask themselves whether their merger regimes are facilitating “the level of competition needed for a well-functioning market economy,” Sims suggested.

28 February 2020

Baker McKenzie adds two former enforcers in Singapore

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow has added a principal and an economist who previously served at Singapore’s competition authority.

03 February 2020

ASEAN enforcers to speak at GCR Live Singapore

The heads of Singapore’s Competition and Consumer Commission and the Philippine Competition Commision lead a packed line-up of enforcers, in-house counsel and practitioners at GCR Live Singapore.

24 January 2020

Singapore finds contractors rigged bids for zoo work

Three contractors rigged bids for building, construction and maintenance work needed by Singapore’s largest zoo operator, the country’s competition watchdog has found.

21 January 2020

Singapore raises concerns about major shipping deal

Singapore’s competition watchdog has raised concerns that a tie-up between two of the world’s largest shipbuilders could harm competition in the supply of several types of commercial vessels.

02 December 2019

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