Beijing Dacheng Law Offices LLP | China | 11 Jul 2022
On June 24, 2022, the amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law of China (“AML”) was deliberated and passed by the Standing Committee of the National…
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China | 29 Jun 2022
China’s competition authority has cleared optical components manufacturer II-VI’s proposed acquisition of laser maker Coherent after the companies agreed to continue supplying certain products to Chinese customers on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.
Beijing Dacheng Law Offices LLP | China | 27 Jun 2022
On 24 June 2022, China's Congress passed the amendment to China's Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"), which will come into force on 1 August 2022. Businesses…
AnJie Law Firm | China | 9 Jun 2022
This article is the third in a three-part series on how settlement agreements may constitute monopoly agreements. Recently, a power equipment company (PEC) appealed to the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court regarding a horizontal monopoly agreement dispute in the transformers market. The PEC successfully obtained a verdict that invalidated the settlement agreement in......
Beijing Dacheng Law Offices LLP | China | 19 May 2022
On April 26, 2022, Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) and director of the State Anti-Monopoly…
AnJie Law Firm | China | 14 Apr 2022
The State Administration for Market Regulation recently published an administrative penalty decision against Geistlich Trading (Beijing) Co Ltd for engaging in monopoly agreements of resale price maintenance. An investigation revealed that, from 2008 to 2020, Geistlich Trading (Beijing) reached and implemented monopoly agreements with its trading counterparties to restrict product prices in......
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China | 13 Apr 2022
China’s top court has held that a patent settlement between a pair of technology companies violated the country’s antitrust law by containing cartel provisions, including price-fixing clauses.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Global, Netherlands | 4 Apr 2022
A Dutch consumer protection group has launched a standalone class action claim against Apple over its app store rules, partly based on fines imposed on the company by the country’s antitrust authority for failing to comply with an abuse of dominance decision.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Germany | 24 Mar 2022
Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating whether a group of medical equipment associations violated cartel or abuse of dominance rules by banding together to demand higher prices from health insurers.
Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union, Taiwan, etc. | 10 Mar 2022
The UK seeks comments on draft vertical block exemption regulations, the US considers criminal charges for monopolistic conduct, and the ACCC proposes anti-dominance regulations for digital platforms – plus other key updates.