Region: Singapore

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

Next week in Beijing: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 29 November 2019

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

This is not a drill: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 15 November 2019

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” – where there are the signs of something, that something likely exists. Competition enforcers believe that applies to their approach: that if it appears that a merger will harm competition, then it likely will. And especially in already-consolidated sectors, antitrust watchdogs see themselves as the fire doors preventing the harm from spreading. We have coverage this week of a conditionally cleared deal in the consolidating Korean telecommunications market; preliminary concerns about a deal in Australia; an Australian enforcer’s comments on killer acquisitions; and the publication of our survey of Japan's competition bar.

15 November 2019


Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

Indian Summer: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 25 October 2019

In a busy week for antitrust news in Asia Pacific, the Competition Commission of India is investigating an airport operator based on an essential facility theory of harm, but also suffered a defeat in court for not having deferred to a sector regulator. Elsewhere, decisions emerged from the competition watchdogs in Singapore and Hong Kong; and we also caught up with Hong Kong’s Competition Commission.

25 October 2019

Singapore conditionally clears laboratory deal

Singapore’s competition watchdog has accepted revised commitments offered by Pathology Asia to clear its purchase and merging of pathology companies Innovative Diagnostics and Quest Laboratories.

21 October 2019

Competition inquisition: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 18 October 2019

The theme of this week’s Tipline has to be all the new inquiries and investigations around the Asia-Pacific region. Two competition authorities have decided to take a closer look at the food industry, while some other watchdogs are examining more targeted issues.

17 October 2019

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