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Welcome to the October 2017 issue of our quarterly Asia Pacific newsletter on competition law. The aim is to give you a regular, brief practical overview of significant competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region.

In this issue:

  • Australia: First criminal cartel conviction; important judgment on what constitutes illegal collusion
  • China consolidates and updates merger rules
  • Hong Kong Commission brings case against construction and engineering companies alleging price-fixing, market-sharing; issues limited block exemption for container shipping lines
  • Japan preparing reforms to penalty system and leniency policy
  • Philippine Competition Commission issues procedural rules for investigations; draft rules on merger filings
  • Thailand Competition Law reforms take effect
  • Vietnam amends proposed New Competition Law
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