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In this regional update, we provide you with a practical overview of the most notable antitrust legal developments of quarter 1 in 2023 that may affect your business.

In this issue:


  • ACCC announces 2023/24 compliance and enforcement priorities 
  • ACCC continues to push for reforms to Australia's merger clearance regime
  • ACCC takes action against alleged cartel supplying mining camps
  • Continued focus on Digital Platforms as an enforcement priority


  • SAMR updates rules to clarify approach to merger control review
  • SAMR updates rules to mirror AML amendments on monopoly agreements
  • SAMR updates rules on abuse of dominance

Hong Kong

  • HKCC commences first cartel proceedings involving government subsidy scheme


  • New regulation overhauls merger control procedure 
  • New regulation introduces filing fees for merger filings
  • New case handling regulation introduces expedited process
  • KPPU addresses market definition issues in the digital economy


  • JFTC announces significant cartel enforcement in electricity and pharmaceutical sectors
  • JFTC releases final sustainability and antitrust guidelines


  • CAT upholds MyCC's RM1 million financial penalty on warehouse operators


  • New PCC chair appointed and priority sectors announced
  • PCC revises filing thresholds for notifiable deals


  • CCCS focuses on digital platforms, sustainability and the aviation sector


  • TFTC broadens scope of exemptions from merger review and deals subject to simplified procedures


  • New TCCT Secretary-General and commissioners commence office


  • Key appointments at Vietnam Competition Commission announced


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