Region: Singapore

Singapore official defends market definition in Grab/Uber

An official at Singapore’s competition authority has defended the market definition the enforcer used when it penalised ride-sharing companies Grab and Uber for their merger.

11 December 2018


30 October 2018

Singapore set to take laboratory deal to Phase II

Singapore’s antitrust enforcer has said it will take an in-depth look into a potential merger between pathology companies Innovative Diagnostics and Quest Laboratories unless they address its concerns.

29 October 2018

Uber challenges Singapore fine

Uber has appealed against a fine handed down by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore relating to the acquisition of its southeast Asian business by rival Grab, but the latter has decided not to join that challenge.

22 October 2018

Uber may appeal against Singapore’s remedies and fines on Grab deal

Singapore’s competition authority has fined Grab and Uber S$13 million (€8 million) for Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asian business and reiterated its remedy proposals for the deal, but the ride-hailing companies dispute the enforcer’s market definition.

24 September 2018

Singapore’s biggest antitrust fine hits chicken cartel

Singapore’s competition authority has issued its largest fine to date – almost S$27 million – to 13 distributors of fresh chicken for fixing prices and agreeing not to compete during a seven-year period.

12 September 2018

Osborne Clarke opens in Singapore

OC Queen Street has established a new competition practice in Singapore with the recruitment of a former director at the country’s antitrust watchdog and Drew & Napier’s former assistant head of competition.

03 September 2018

Singapore accuses hotels of collusion on corporate bookings

Singapore’s competition enforcer has charged four hotels with exchanging commercially sensitive information for the provision of hotel rooms to business travellers.

02 August 2018

Singapore’s competition bar

Only five firms handle most of the major antitrust work in Singapore, where the competition authority has made large strides in recent years and is the clear leader among its counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Charles McConnell spoke with lawyers on the small island with a big commercial influence

24 July 2018

Uber sale to Grab faces proposed remedies and fine

Singapore’s competition enforcer has found Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asia operation harmed competition and has proposed an €8 million fine on the two companies as well as behavioural and structural remedies.

05 July 2018

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