As regulators across the Asia-Pacific region work to enhance competition laws and procedures, the Competition and Consumer Commission Singapore ("CCCS") stepped up its enforcement activity in 2019.
In an age of intense market competition, businesses have resorted to various novel marketing and pricing practices to capture the attention of consumers.
On 30 January 2019, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore imposed a fine of S$1,522,354 on the owners and operators of the following hotels in Singapore for engaging in anti-competitive conduct:
As regulators continue to expand and entrench their cross border enforcement and coordination capabilities, businesses having operations in the ASEAN countries ...
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has issued its highest ever financial penalty of almost S$27 million against 13 fresh chicken distributors (Chicken Distributors).
In particular, the MOU will encourage notification of enforcement activities that potentially affect the CCCS and the KPPU interests.
The CCCS consolidation and proposed amendments will be beneficial for Singapore's regulatory environment.
The Chair of the Indonesian Business Competition Supervisory Commission (the KPPU), Syarkawi Rauf, has hinted at "taking action against foreign companies" ...
Baker & McKenzie
On 21 December 2017, the Singapore Competition Commission (CCS) published a consultation on proposed changes to the Competition Act.
By 2027, Singapore's e-commerce market is predicted to grow five-fold – to at least US$5.4 billion (S$7.5 billion), according to a study by Google and Temasek Holdings.
Electronic commerce has gained significant popularity globally in recent years. As the internet became more familiar, and traditional biased attitude towards bricks-and-mortar retail shops fade, more businesses begin to embrace e-commerce...
Singapore's competition law regime has been in place since 2006 but you may not be aware that Singapore's competition law regime provides for the Right of Private Action...
Drew & Napier
On 25 September 2015, the Competition Commission of Singapore ("CCS"), announced a consultation process on proposed amendments to its existing guidelines.
The Competition Commission of Singapore has been relatively active recently in the cartel enforcement area.
Rajah & Tann
By two decisions dated 28 February 2011 and published on 24 March 2011, the Competition Appeal Board of Singapore (‘CAB’) substantially reduced the fines imposed on 3 November 2009 on six express bus companies by the Competition Commission of Singapore (‘CCS’). Rajah & Tann LLP Competition and Antitrust Practice acted for four of the appellants, namely Konsortium Express & Tours Pte Ltd, Five Stars Tours Pte Ltd, GR Travel Pte Ltd and Gunung Raya Travel Pte Ltd (together, the Appellants). This U
Rajah & Tann
On 30 March 2010, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (‘NDRC’) published its first public infringement decision under the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (‘AML’), in which it imposed financial penalties on 21 members of a Rice Noodle Cartel for price-fixing. The NDRC is the Chinese competition authority tasked with enforcing the AML in relation to price-related anti-competition activities. The public infringement decision was imposed almost a year and a half after the coming into force
Kelvin Chia Partnership
To boost flagging foreign investor confidence in Vietnam and to stem ebbing levels of foreign direct investment ("FDI") into the Socialist Republic, the governments of Vietnam and Japan inked an agreement for The Liberalization, Promotion And Protection Of Investment ("LIPPIA" or "the Agreement") in Tokyo on 14 November 2003.
Ella Cheong Spruson & Ferguson
In our October (and seventh) issue of #SEAView, Adrian Emch looks at competition law in Southeast Asia (SEA).
Drew & Napier
In this issue, we round up some of the major developments in the competition law world from the second half of 2015.