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CMA gets heightened enforcement powers

The UK government has given the country’s Competition and Markets Authority beefed-up powers, including a new merger jurisdiction test to capture killer acquisitions and heftier fines for noncompliance with antitrust probes.

20 April 2022

CMA looks to behavioural economics to remedy online platform concerns

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has released a paper identifying concerns arising from dominant technology companies deliberately designing their websites or applications to harm consumers and distort competition.

06 April 2022

OECD recommends comprehensive antitrust reforms in Tunisia

A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the state of competition enforcement in Tunisia has recommended a revamp of the country's antitrust regime, including significantly increasing the Competition Council’s mandate, powers and resources.

05 April 2022

Mexico opens first-ever digital markets sector inquiry

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has launched its first-ever sector inquiry into digital markets after successfully convincing a court that the national telecommunications regulator did not have the power to conduct a similar probe.

04 April 2022

EU to evaluate modernisation regulation

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has announced that her agency will launch a review “in the coming months” into “the central plank” of the bloc’s antitrust enforcement framework, which empowers national competition authorities to enforce regional rules.

31 March 2022

Japan: Overview

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From February 2021 to January 2022, the Japan Fair Trade Commission continued to take enforcement action against cartel conduct and vertical restraints.

25 March 2022

Overview: Pharmaceuticals

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Recent developments in competition law enforcement in pharmaceuticals in the Asia-Pacific region include the efforts of competition authorities to pursue potential infringements by companies and their readiness to impose significant sanctions.

25 March 2022

India: Overview

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The past two years witnessed significant activity by the Competition Commission of India despite the challenges imposed by covid-19.

25 March 2022

Overview: Cartels and Abuse

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The regulatory and institutional landscape in the Asia-Pacific region continues to evolve while the costs of infringing competition law are mounting.

25 March 2022

The Intersection of Competition Law and Data Privacy in APAC

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The interplay between competition law and data privacy law in the Asia-Pacific region leads to crucial legislation, enforcement, litigation and mergers developments.

25 March 2022

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