Region: Vietnam

Vietnamese survey reveals lack of antitrust knowledge across economy

Vietnam’s competition authority has said it will increase its advocacy efforts to raise awareness of the country's antitrust rules after a survey of small and medium-sized businesses revealed that nearly half are either unaware of the law or don't understand it.

25 March 2022

OECD recommends Vietnam increase enforcement against state-owned companies

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has recommended providing “adequate resources” to Vietnam’s competition authority to monitor state-owned enterprises after finding enforcement against such businesses has been “limited”.

31 August 2021

Heineken vows compliance after employees go rogue in Vietnam

Heineken’s Vietnamese subsidiary has ordered its employees to comply with the country’s competition law after members of the sales team were found to have pressured distributors not to sell rivals’ products.

23 April 2021

New Zealand raises concerns with Elanco/Bayer

New Zealand’s competition watchdog is concerned that Elanco Animal Health’s €7 billion acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business could harm competition for the wholesale supply of several animal healthcare products.

11 May 2020

Vietnam issues long-awaited competition law guidance

Vietnam’s government has set merger filing thresholds, provided key guidance on what constitutes an anticompetitive agreement and explained how to measure market dominance based on “significant market power”.

07 April 2020

Vietnam drops case against Grab and Uber

Vietnam’s Competition Council has found Grab did not need to notify its acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asian business, despite the country’s separate competition authority earlier finding the deal violated Vietnam’s competition law.

17 June 2019

Vietnam digs deeper into Grab/Uber

Vietnam’s Competition Council has asked investigators in the country’s separate competition authority to take a deeper look at Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asia operations.

15 February 2019

Vietnam says Grab/Uber violated antitrust law

Vietnam’s competition watchdog has concluded that Grab should have notified its acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asian business to the enforcer, and that the tie-up violates the country’s competition law.

14 December 2018

Uber/Grab deal probed by Vietnam

Vietnam’s competition authority has launched an in-depth probe into Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asian operations.

21 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

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