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Competition & Antitrust

06 December 2018
András Nagy HCA publishes digital consumer protection strategy

Hungary - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age. The paper subtly indicates that the HCA will continue to follow the European Commission's guidance in this regard. It also highlights the measures which the HCA deems necessary to protect consumers and keep up with the developments and companies central to this process.

Author: András Nagy
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Man Mohan Sharma CCI approves Walmart's acquisition of majority stake in Flipkart

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently approved Walmart International Holding's acquisition of 51% to 77% of the outstanding shares in Flipkart Private Limited. The CCI noted that both parties were engaged in business-to-business sales and that, as such, there was a horizontal overlap between them in the relevant market. Further, the CCI observed that Flipkart and Walmart's combined market share would remain less than 5%.

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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Kaori Yamada New commitment decision procedure for antitrust cases

Japan - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

As a result of recent amendments to the Anti-monopoly Act, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) will soon have the power to accept voluntary commitments from companies. The changes will formally give the JFTC greater flexibility to deal with suspected infringement cases and align its powers with those of other competition authorities. However, in practice, they could have significant implications for the way in which the JFTC deals with both infringement and merger control cases.

Authors: Kaori Yamada, Joel Rheuben
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Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas Competition authorities celebrate 25th anniversary amidst signing of USMCA

Mexico - SAI Law & Economics

In 2018 the Federal Economic Competition Commission (FECC) and the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) celebrated their 25th anniversary. Both authorities have made good progress in carrying out their various functions throughout the years and have been recognised globally for their positive effect on the country's economy. However, it will be interesting to see how the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement contributes to Mexican competition policy once implemented by the FECC and the IFT.

Author: Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas
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Recent updates

Man Mohan Sharma CCI finds Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce guilty of anti-competitive conduct for fifth time

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
Luis Bernardo Coelho Cascão Reshuffled CADE adopts new approach for IP cases

Brazil - BMA Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Authors: Luis Bernardo Coelho Cascão, Luiz Antonio Galvão
Hao Zhan SAMR revamps procedural penalty rules

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song, Stephanie Wu Yuanyuan, LV Hongije
Srdjana Petronijević BiH Competition Council introduces new tariffs

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Author: Srdjana Petronijević
Sanaya F Vachha Competition Commission issues show cause notice for abuse of dominant position

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Author: Sanaya F Vachha
Helen Kelly Higher financial thresholds for merger notifications

Ireland - Matheson

Authors: Helen Kelly, Kate McKenna
Gönenç Gürkaynak Competition Board issues first antitrust decision for excessive pricing in online ads market

Turkey - ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Author: Gönenç Gürkaynak
Erik Kjær-Hansen Maritime and Commercial High Court judgment on legality of consortium agreement

Denmark - Gorrissen Federspiel

Authors: Erik Kjær-Hansen, Josephine Alsing