Antitrust / Competition

China Competition Authorities Continue to Strengthen International Cooperation

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On 15 October 2015, Mofcom and the European Commission entered into a best practices framework for cooperation in reviewing mergers. The framework marks growing cooperation between regulators handling multinational transactions. Find out what this means in practice.

EU antitrust compliance and third parties: how can you minimise the risks?

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Any company or organisation that finds itself as the 'middle man' in contacts between competitors or which has dealings with such a middleman must take care, as a flurry of recent EU cases has demonstrated. Any company that directly facilitates those contacts is in very dangerous waters indeed.

EU: European Court of Justice confirms fines for cartel facilitators

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The EU Commission may fine companies merely for helping other undertakings run a cartel, the European Court of Justice held on 22 October 2015 - but under which conditions?

Future of antitrust compliance in Russia

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Paul Melling and Anton Subbot from Baker & McKenzie analyze whether Russia needs legislative change.

Post Danmark II – EU Commission Guidelines on Economic Assessment of Rebates Under Article...

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The first Post Danmark case in 2012 brought about a modest antitrust revolution on Article 102 applicable to discrimination. Rarefied economic concepts were confirmed. Price discrimination as a standalone abuse was all but confined to a historical footnote in antitrust textbooks, to be replaced by a predation type test.

Decree 1523 of 2015 establishes new rules to apply for the leniency program in...

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Due to the low number of cases in which the participants of a cartel attended to the Colombian Competition Authority to apply for benefits for reporting agreements restricting free competition, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism issued Decree 1523, which establishes new rules for the Leniency Program.

Colombia: Proposed Significant Changes to the Competition Regime

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On August 4 of 2015, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism filed before the Colombian Congress a bill of law "whereby rules and regulations on the protection of competition are enacted and modified".

Philippines: A New Competition Regime

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A brand new competition law regime will soon be in place in the Philippines.  The new Competition Law was signed on 21 July 2015...

EU antitrust procedural rules amended to aline them with EU Damages Directive

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The Commission has adopted amendments to a number of its key procedural rules in order to bring them into line with the EU Directive on...

Hong Kong competition law set to come into force on 14 December

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The Hong Kong government announced on August 6, 2015 its intention to bring Hong Kong's new cross-sector competition regime into force on 14 December 2015...
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