Region: Singapore

Singapore to publish business collaboration guidance

Singapore’s antitrust authority is seeking feedback on its proposed business collaboration guidance, aiming to clarify how it will assess the most common types of competitor coordination.

02 August 2021

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

Singapore proposes renewing block exemption for liner shipping

Singapore’s competition agency has proposed renewing a block exemption for liner shipping agreements that allows for price discussions among competitors.

15 July 2021

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (9 July 2021)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… China cranked up its tech crackdown yet again with another slate of gun-jumping decisions. Meanwhile, reports surfaced this week that Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating Broadcom just as the US-based chipmaker wrapped up a monopolisation lawsuit at home. And a pair of mergers are working their way through lengthy merger probes – one in New Zealand and another in Singapore.

08 July 2021

OECD urges caution over Singapore’s block exemption for liner shipping

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged Singapore’s government to carefully analyse whether the country’s block exemption for liner shipping agreements is fit for purpose ahead of its potential renewal later this year.

04 June 2021

Singapore conditionally clears LSE/Refinitiv

Singapore’s competition authority has conditionally cleared London Stock Exchange Group’s US$27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv nearly four months after the companies closed the tie-up.

25 May 2021

Singapore seeks public opinion on LSE/Refinitiv remedies

Singapore’s competition enforcer has invited feedback on remedies offered by the London Stock Exchange Group to secure approval for its proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv, which is set to close tomorrow.

28 January 2021

Singapore’s appeal board slashes record fines

Singapore’s Competition Appeal Board has reduced record fines levied against several chicken producers after finding that the country’s competition watchdog failed to prove that they agreed to share the market.

21 January 2021

Narrow relevant market colours Singaporean Uber decision

As the debate on defining relevant markets in the digital economy continues – especially vis-à-vis traditional incumbents – Singapore’s competition agency and specialist appellate body have taken a narrow approach in the transportation sector.

15 January 2021

Uber loses appeal in Singapore over Grab deal

Singapore’s Competition Appeal Board has dismissed Uber’s appeal against a decision finding that the sale of its southeast Asian business to Grab was illegal.

13 January 2021

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