In April, the European Commission and 10 EU national competition authorities (NCAs) published the results of a coordinating monitoring exercise carried out in the online hotel booking sectors in 2016.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
In January 2019, the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, a trade group made up of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, asked the Hong Kong Competition Commission
Dezan Shira & Associates
Months of unrest in Hong Kong has invited debate over the city's viability to remain Asia's premier financial hub.
STA Law Firm
The President of the Competition Tribunal in Hong Kong delivered its judgements which related to the suspected infringements and violations of the competition ordinance's first conduct rule.
In one of its first major rulings, Hong Kong's Competition Tribunal (the "Tribunal") has ruled against 10 decorating contractors for serious anti-competitive conduct
On 29 April 2019, the Hong Kong Competition Commission ("HKCC") published the Cooperation and Settlement Policy for Undertakings Engaged in Cartel Conduct ("Cooperation Policy").
Historically, there have always been tensions in intellectual property law around how to balance the exclusive rights granted to intellectual property rights owners,
In essence, any conduct that reduces the competitive tension in the bidding process could constitute bid-rigging.
We reported in our Q3 2017 issue of our IP & TMT Quarterly Review that in the dispute between Zhejiang Tangde Film & Television Co., Ltd ("Tangde") and Shanghai Canxing Culture & Broadcast Co., Ltd...
On 6 September 2018, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) announced that it has commenced enforcement proceedings against a cartel in the renovation services industry.
On 24 July 2018, the European Commission imposed fines of more than EUR 111 million on four consumer electronics manufacturers for engaging in illegal resale price maintenance (RPM) practices.
Hong Kong is an established business hub strategically centred in the heart of Asia, but navigating the complex tax, legal and regulatory hurdles can be difficult without local help on board.
Baker & McKenzie
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) has issued a recommendation that organizations inviting bids for contracts prohibit bidders from communicating with any other person prior to making a bid.
Baker & McKenzie
In August, the Hong Kong Competition Commission brought proceedings in the Competition Tribunal seeking penalties against ten construction and engineering companies.
Baker & McKenzie
The Hong Kong Government has announced that it will provide extra dedicated funding of HKD 200 million (approximately US 25 million)...
Clyde & Co
The objective of the Campaign is to advocate and educate the public in the topic of bid-rigging, to eliminate the practice of submitting "dummy" bids to harm and defraud consumers, and to promote fair competition.
Undertakings or associations of undertakings may apply for Block Exemption Orders in order to secure the benefit of an exemption to a category of agreements.
Agreements or conducts falling within the scope of an exclusion or exemption will not contravene the First Conduct Rule and/or the Second Conduct Rule (the "Conduct Rules").
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the "Commission") may exercise its discretion to settle alleged breaches of the Competition Ordinance (the "Ordinance") by accepting a 'Commitment' from the parties under investigation.
The Commission has a general obligation to preserve the confidentiality of any confidential information it obtains during the performance of its functions.