Competition/Antitrust

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
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
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 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
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
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
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, 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
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
Edmund Wan, Partner, and James Wilkinson, Senior Associate, King...
December 2015
Edmund Wan, Partner, and James Wilkinson, Senior Associate, King...
December 2015
Hannah Ha and John Hickin, Partners, Mayer Brown JSM Margin squeeze is a form of exclusionary abuse where a (fully or partially) vertically integrated business controlling a key input or facility in...
September 2015
Hannah Ha and John Hickin, Partners, Mayer Brown JSM Businesses with a substantial degree of market power are under a special responsibility not to abuse their power. To find out whether this...
July 2015
Hannah Ha and John Hickin, Partners, Mayer Brown JSM Refusal to Deal Businesses are generally free to decide with whom they will do business. Refusal to deal may be problematic when a business...
July 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Collaborative agreements between businesses are often commercially attractive and can generate significant economic benefit through combining complementary activities, skills or...
July 2015