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Pharmaceutical Sector in Malaysia under Market Review of the Malaysian Competition Commission

The Malaysian Competition Commission has initiated a market review on the pharmaceutical sector. What does this mean for companies?

Pharmaceutical Sector in Malaysia under Market Review of the Malaysian Competition Commission

The Malaysian Competition Commission has commissioned an independent non-profit international research and advocacy organisation, to conduct a market review on the pharmaceutical sector in Malaysia.

EU: Corporate group companies tendering separately in public tenders may need to prove absence...

In an opinion issued on 22 November 2017, EU-the Advocate General confirmed that the EU competition law provisions do not apply to companies that are part of the same corporate group. However, assurances from those companies might be necessary in case of simultaneous participation in public tendering process in order to protect the free and fair competition between all tenderers.

Amendment to China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law increases risk of commercial bribery and imposes tougher...

On 4 November 2017, the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law was amended providing more clarity on the scope of what constitutes commercial bribery. This post provides an insight on the key features of the new commercial bribery rules.

Asia Pacific Competition Law Quarterly

Welcome to the latest issue of our Asia Pacific Quarterly on competition law. The report provides a regular and concise overview of significant competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region.

New Serbian Law on Protection of Competition in the Pipeline

Serbia initiated the procedure to draft a new Law aiming to protect market competition.

New Value-based Filing Thresholds in European Merger Control Regimes – Implications for Healthcare and...

Germany and Austria recently introduced new alternative merger control thresholds based on transaction value. At EU level the introduction of a value-based filing threshold is also being discussed.

Hong Kong Government Announces Extra Litigation Funding for Competition Commission

The Hong Kong Government has announced that it will provide extra dedicated funding of HKD 200 million (approximately US 25 million) to the Hong Kong Competition Commission, to enable it bring cases to the Competition Tribunal against businesses suspected of violating the Competition Ordinance.

Australia Welcomes the Most Significant Reform of Competition Law in the Past Two Decades

On 18 October 2017, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017finally passed both Houses of Parliament. Coupled with the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2017, it represents the most significant reform of Australian competition law in the past two decades.

Philippine Competition Commission Issues Rules of Procedure

Following its issuance of the Interim Rules on Preliminary Inquiry and Full Administrative Investigation in August 2017, the Philippine Competition Commission (Commission) has issued its more comprehensive Rules of Procedure.

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