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PaRR Asia-Pacific Weekly News Digest - 19 October 2015

October 18 2015 A move towards economic integration among ASEAN member states could be either a boon or a bane for established antitrust jurisdictions, like…

SABMiller/AB InBev antitrust review untainted by craft brewer distribution woes, lawyers say

October 16 2015 The antitrust investigation into whether Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) is hurting craft brewers by acquiring distributors will likely not…

Indonesian authority rejects criminal sanctions in law overhaul

October 28 2015 Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) has asked parliament not to criminalize elements of amended competition law…

Indian competition tribunal asks two counsels to represent industry interest of 11 parties appealing in cement cartel

October 14 2015 In what is a first for India, two lawyers will argue a consolidated appeal before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) in a 2012 cement cartel…

Corruption verdict on Indonesian ex-Pertamina executive to be given on 19 October

October 16 2015 Jakarta Corruption Court is scheduled to hand down its verdict on former Pertamina director Suroso Atmomartoyo next Monday (19 October), according to…

Liner shipping in spotlight as Australian government supports abolishing blanket exemption

November 26 2015 After Hong Kong, the liner shipping industry is in the spotlight in Australia since the government has approved a majority of the recommendations from…

Vietnam needs to abolish state-owned exemption to align with TPP commitments

November 19 2015 Vietnam requires a more transparent competition policy and must abolish its current practice of exempting state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as a result…

ASEAN mulls competition harmonization action plan

October 29 2015 ASEAN member states moving towards economic integration by the end of this year are considering a new post-2015 competition action plan, the…

Indonesian authority rejects criminal sanctions in law overhaul

October 28 2015 Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) has asked parliament not to criminalize elements of amended competition law…

PaRR Asia-Pacific Weekly News Digest - 19 October 2015

October 18 2015 A move towards economic integration among ASEAN member states could be either a boon or a bane for established antitrust jurisdictions, like…