Competition/Antitrust

On 17th May 2018, the Court of the First Instance (CFI), handed down its ruling on an application for summary judgment in Taching Petroleum Company, Limited v Meyer Aluminium Limited [2018] HKCFI...
October 2018
The Hong Kong Competition Tribunal, which hears all cases regarding violations of Hong Kong’s competition law, recently issued a decision addressing (1) the general contours of discovery in...
August 2018
One only has to take a cursory perusal of the Competition Commission's resplendent website to see that it is one of the most socially active regulators in the village of Hong Kong, with frequent...
July 2018
Headlines in some of the local press towards the end of last year to the effect that the new head of the Competition Commission (the Chief Executive Officer, not to be confused with a “Sheriff”)...
January 2018
On 4 November 2017, at the 30th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) of China, the NPC approved a bill to amend the Law Against Unfair Competition,...
December 2017
The Hong Kong Court of First Instance rejected a claim that it had jurisdiction to determine whether a trade association violated the Competition Ordinance. The court reasoned that determination...
June 2017
On 17 June 2016, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) circulated for public comment the Notice on Soliciting Public Opinions on the “Guidelines on Recognising...
October 2016
The Competition Commission has released the results of its market study into the building renovation and maintenance market, revealing that bid-rigging may be widespread in the industry. The...
July 2016
In the first six months since the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) came into full effect, businesses and trade associations have been active in reviewing their contracts and conduct to ensure...
June 2016
On 23 March 2016, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) published the Auto Sector Draft Antitrust Guidelines (“Guidelines”), which are open for public consultation until 12...
May 2016
The Estate Agents Authority (“EAA”) has issued guidelines for real estate agents on Hong Kong’s new competition law. The guidelines summarise key features of the competition rules and answer common...
May 2016
Foreign companies with dominant market positions could be increasingly forced to license technology to competitors or face sanctions under China's latest draft antitrust policy guidelines, according...
April 2016
The Competition Commission has published new “Frequently Asked Questions” that provide insight into whether non-compete clauses in employment contracts breach competition law. The FAQs answer...
April 2016
On 29 January 2016, the Court of First Instance handed down an important decision on the procedural and substantive aspects of competition law. Justice Godfrey Lam, sitting in the Court of First...
April 2016
Exchanging confidential information with competitors may breach Hong Kong’s new competition law and expose businesses to substantial penalties. The Competition Commission has indicated that...
March 2016
Edmund Wan, Partner, and James Wilkinson, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons To get an overview of the major competition law-related updates in 2015 and a prediction of how the landscape...
February 2016
Adrian Emch, Partner, and Jiaming Zhang, Hogan Lovells, Beijing To get an overview of the major anti-monopoly law developments in China in 2015 and a prediction of how the landscape might shift in...
February 2016
Edmund Wan and Richard Mazzochi, Partners, and James Wilkinson, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons Hong Kong’s new competition law came into full effect on 14 December 2015 and now...
February 2016
Edmund Wan, Partner, and James Wilkinson, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons The Competition Commission has published guidelines on handling claims of legal professional privilege made...
February 2016
Hong Kong’s first cross-sector competition law has come into effect and is likely to have a significant impact on the legal and commercial landscape in Hong Kong. The Competition Commission has...
January 2016