Region: Singapore

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

Singapore imposes behavioural conditions on poultry venture

Singapore’s competition authority has approved a joint venture that would create the country’s first poultry slaughtering hub, but imposed behavioural commitments to protect competition in the upstream and downstream poultry markets.

29 June 2018

Enforcers tackle e-commerce at OECD roundtable

Competition authorities have highlighted concerns about the collection of data in online markets, as well as barriers to entry and territorial restrictions, in a series of submissions ahead of the OECD’s roundtable on the implications of e-commerce for competition policy.

06 June 2018

Singapore says Wilhelmsen/Drew Marine is anticompetitive

Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ acquisition of certain businesses from Drew Marine will substantially lessen competition in the market for the supply of marine water treatment chemicals in Singapore, the country’s antitrust enforcer has provisionally held.

25 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

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