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Welcome to the February 2018 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 strengthens its competition law
  • China continues to impose behavioral remedies in merger cases
  • Hong Kong (inadvertently?) deters consortium bidding; consults on first individual exemption application
  • Japan's Supreme Court rules that competition law can apply to price-fixing of products supplied to customers outside Japan
  • Malaysia's first decision on abuse of dominance upheld
  • Philippines sets merger filing timelines
  • Singapore consults on changes to Competition Act; imposes its largest cartel penalty to date
  • Thai authority's rejection of abuse of dominance complaint upheld
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