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Singapore: Guidance on collaboration between competitors to supply essential goods and services during the...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the supply of essential goods and services around the world, including Singapore, and such disruptions have required competitors to temporarily collaborate to sustain or improve the supply of essential goods and services. To provide clarity on whether such collaborations will fall afoul of the Singapore Competition Act (Cap. 50B) (the “Act”), the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore ("CCCS") has issued the "CCCS Guidance Note on Collaborations between Competitors in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic" ("Guidance Note").

European Union: European Commission Launches a Sector Inquiry into the Consumer Internet of Things

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In briefThe European Commission (Commission) has launched a sector inquiry into the market for consumer products and services linked to the Internet of...

South Africa: The de-globalizing pandemic – FDI and preparing for the post-COVID reality

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Overall, globalization has contributed to economic growth in Africa, but post COVID-19, authorities around the world are tightening restrictions and implementing barriers to foreign investments in a bid to protect industries that may be left vulnerable during these times. Lerisha Naidu, Partner, and Selma Matsinhe, Associate, in the Competition and Antitrust Practice Group in Johannesburg, explain how a careful balance needs to be struck between protectionism and attracting foreign investment.

Global: Annual Corporate Compliance Conference, 7 September – 9 October 2020

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Having been established for over a decade as a "must attend" global compliance conference by senior in-house legal and compliance professionals, our Annual Corporate...

Global: Off the Shelf: The Global Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Podcast

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Off the Shelf, the Global Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Podcast, provides short practical legal insights into the key issues affecting consumer goods and...

EU: COVID-19 Government support update

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On 2 July 2020, the EU Commission for the first time modified the existing substantive State aid exemptions and guidelines to facilitate the grant of State aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (see here and here), while at the same time prolonging their validity. It also amended the Temporary Framework for COVID-19 State aid for the third time on 29 June 2020 (see here and here). More information on the Temporary Framework and its earlier amendments is available here [1st Amendment and 2nd Amendment].

Global: TMT Talk Podcast Series – Latest Episode: Data security

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A tech-entwined world necessarily puts focus on technology companies and the opportunities that arise with them. TMT Talk, the Global TMT industry podcast, will help you navigate and prioritize via insights from top legal advisers in strategic technology markets. We'll go into the issues, how they affect businesses, society, and the way players deal with them.

European Union & United Kingdom: Competition Law – Essential Knowledge for In-House Lawyers Mastering...

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Competition law remains a priority compliance area for businesses. It impacts upon a wide variety of day to day business practices, from pricing, distribution and managing suppliers and resellers, through to trade association activity, R&D collaboration and M&A activity

China: Doing Business in China 2020

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The Doing Business in China guide provides an introduction to selected aspects relating to investment and business operations in the People’s Republic of China...

Global: Raising Debt During COVID-19

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In the second installment of this two-part series, Baker McKenzie lawyers explain what the debt capital markets have to offer struggling companies.Against the backdrop...
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