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  1. Legal news
    12 January 2018
    Global Cartel of Capacitor Manufacturers fined for Anti-Competitive Conduct
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/global-cartel-of-capacitor-manufacturers-fined-for-anti-competive-conduct

    Financial penalties totalling S$19.5 million (approx. US$14.7 million) is largest imposed to-date; Cartel's conduct stretches back to at least 1997;

  2. Legal news
    10 July 2020
    ACCC expresses preliminary concerns over Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-expresses-preliminary-concerns-over-google's-proposed-acquisition-of-fitbit

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to exercise a high degree of scrutiny in relation to 'killer acquisitions' in the digital sector, expressing a number of preliminary competition ...

  3. Legal news
    01 July 2020
    Proposal to set minimum advertised prices on power tools raises ACCC concerns
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/proposal-to-set-minimum-advertised-prices-on-power-tools-raises-accc-concerns

    Recently, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) issued a final notice to reject Stanley Black & Decker's (“SBD”) proposal to set a minimum advertised price for its DEWALT products (“Alleged ...

  4. Legal news
    11 June 2020
    ACCC releases concepts paper for draft news media and digital platforms bargaining code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-releases-concepts-paper-for-draft-news-media-and-digital-platforms-bargaining-code

    On 19 May 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") released a concepts paper seeking views from industry on a range of issues designed to guide the development of its mandatory code addressing ...

  5. Legal news
    18 December 2019
    CCCS Approves Removal of Emirates' Singapore-Brisbane Capacity Commitments; Public Feedback Sought on Proposed Commercial Cooperation between Singapore Airlines and Malaysia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/cccs-approves-removal-of-emirates-singapore-brisbane-capacity-commitments

    Under Singapore competition laws, not all mergers give rise to competition issues. A "merger" from a competition law angle would encompass the acquisition of a majority stake of one entity in another, or the transfer or ...

  6. Legal news
    20 January 2016
    Navigating Hong Kong's Competition Law – Commitments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/hong-kong/navigating-hong-kongs-competition-law-commitments

    The Competition Commission (Commission) may choose to settle alleged breaches of a competition rule under the Competition Ordinance (Ordinance) administratively and avoid, or bring to an end, an investigation or costly ...

  7. Legal news
    12 October 2020
    How are vertical agreements regulated in Australia?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/how-are-vertical-agreements-regulated-in-australia

    Unlike the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation in the EU, Australia's Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (‘CCA’) does not regulate vertical restraints or vertical conduct through a single legislative ...

  8. Legal news
    17 December 2020
    State aid and sustainability: what does the future hold for aviation?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-sustainability-what-does-the-future-hold-for-aviation

    As hard-hit airlines around the world fight to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, many are increasingly relying on state aid for survival. These governments are seeking to find ways to nudge national infrastructure towards ...

  9. Legal news
    08 February 2018
    Hong Kong Competition Commission Commenced the First Case in the Competition Tribunal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/hong-kong/hong-kong-competition-commission-commenced-the-first-case-in-the-competition-tribunal

    The Competition Commission has filed an application under sections 92 and 94 of the Competition Ordinance (the "Ordinance") on 23 March 2017 against five information technology companies.

  10. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Digital platforms – let the games begin!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/digital-platforms-let-the-games-begin

    The spotlight remains firmly focussed on the digital platforms as we look ahead to 2021. Regulators across the Globe are expecting to have strengthened tools at their disposal alongside ex-post competition law. The ...