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The Buck Stops Here – Contractors Held Fully Liable For Subcontractors In Hong Kong Cartel

On 2 June 2022, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal (“Court”) handed down a judgment almost doubling the financial penalties imposed by the Competition Tribunal...

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National Security and Investment Act: first Annual Report published

The UK Government has published its first Annual Report on the functioning of the recently implemented National Security and Investment regime, which gives the Government the power to...

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UK’s Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order goes live - heralding a new age of vertical divergence?

The UK’s new Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order (VABEO), the long awaited replacement to the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER – which was retained in the UK under ...

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Platforms, parity and price maintenance – New EU rules for three distribution essentials

On 1 June 2022, the European Commission’s revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints entered into force....

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UK competition reforms: new CMA powers confirmed

The UK Government recently announced a series of reforms for strengthening the UK competition regime, including measures that will increase penalties for non-compliance, speed up antitrust...

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All-clear for dual distribution? New EU rules on Vertical Agreements provide important guidance

The European Commission has now published the final text of the revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints. The new rules will enter...

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Indonesia, buckle up for more competition/antitrust enforcement!

KPPU, the Indonesian Competition Authority, announced that the relaxation measures which were in place due to the pandemic will no longer be applicable as of 1 May 2022. Corporations...

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DOJ Antitrust Division and FBI to investigate collusion stemming from supply chain disruptions

On 17 February, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division (Antitrust Division) announced that it is launching a joint initiative with the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

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Dual Distribution in the EU – European Commission publishes new draft guidance

The European Commission has published a new draft guidance with regard to exchange of information related to dual distribution. This draft guidance provides valuable dos and don’ts...

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