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EU Launches Antitrust Review of Online Practices and Legislative Overhaul of Digital Business Models

The European Commission's Digital Single Market ("DSM") agenda was launched on May 6, 2015 combining a wide ranging antitrust inquiry with a series of...

Hong Kong: SAIC Publishes Landmark Antitrust Regulation for Intellectual Property Rights

On 7 April 2015, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) published the long awaited Regulation on the Prohibition of Conduct Eliminating or...

US Sentencing Commission Votes to Amend Guidelines on Fraud and Economic Crime

On April 9, 2015, the United States Sentencing Commission (the Commission) voted to recommend changes to its sentencing guidelines in fraud and antitrust cases. ...

New Zealand: Supplementary Order Paper to amend the Cartel Bill

In this FYI we report on a recent Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) introduced to amend the Cartel Bill - this suggests the enactment of...

New version of the French competition authority guidelines on leniency

On April 3, 2015, after a public consultation launched last February 27, the French Competition Authority (the "Authority") released its  fourth version of the...

Chile Antitrust Reform: Mandatory Merger Control, Criminal Penalties in Cartels, fines increase, and others

​On March 16, a bill which introduces an important reform to Chilean Antitrust Law was signed by the President and sent to Congress. It...

Hong Kong Competition Commission Publishes Revised Guidelines for Submission to Legco

On 30 March 2015, the Hong Kong Competition Commission released its revised draft guidelines, following a public consultation process that was conducted from mid...

EU Commission to open extensive probe into e-commerce market

European Union regulators plan to open a year-long extensive investigation into e-commerce as part of their efforts to remove online sales barriers and boost...

German competition authority takes stand on radius clauses

The German competition authority (German Federal Cartel Office) issued a prohibition decision on 3 March 2015 regarding radius clauses imposed by an operator of...

Australia: Grain Terminals, Changes to Promote Competition

A brief summary of some recent major changes that have occurred in relation to the export of grain in Australia. Historical situation – formal regulation...

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